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Lighthouse - Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop
43 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DB Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Toots is a captivating collection. A joyous, riotous sequence by the multi talented Alyson Hallett celebrating a joyous, riotous affair with an island – Iona – and a wild Glasgow girl. It’s an enthralling, laugh-out-loud series that will have readers falling in love too. But you don’t just have to take our word for it, here’s what the Scottish Makar had to say:
“I LOVE her – she’s fantastic, as fresh as anything, the voice just jumps straight out at you. And the poems make me laugh too” – Jackie Kay
Alyson Hallett is a prize-winning poet and Hawthornden Fellow – Besides publishing six books and pamphlets of poetry, Alyson has also written drama and an audio-diary for BBC Radio 4; an essay on Chalk for BBC Radio 3; drama for Sky Television and a book of short stories. Before writing full time, Alyson worked as a cleaner; a postwoman; a housekeeper on the Isle of Iona; a mental health worker for MIND and the Richmond Fellowship. Joining a creative-writing group in Pollokshields Library, Glasgow, led to the moment when she dared to change direction and follow her dreams. We’re very glad she did.
Needless to say we couldn’t be more thrilled to launch this gorgeous new Mariscat pamphlet – do join us for what promises to be a phenomenal night.
Places are free, but please book in to let us know you’re coming – like that we’ll be sure to have enough seats and wine!