As some of you may have noticed Burns Night is almost upon us. To celebrate this night of Scottish Writing there are two events going on.
Creative Writing Workshop
First of all Adult Basic Education is running a free creative writing workshop on the theme of My Favourite Place for anyone who wants to improve their basic writing skills. The details are:
Tuesday 22nd January
Bathgate Partnership Centre
The event is free, but do book in advance. Contact Scott at Scott.Duguid@westlothian.gov.uk, or on 07500890092.
Burns at Waterstones
On Thursday Waterstones Livingston is holding an evening of literature and song from local musicians and writers. Ironstone New Writing, Waterstones and West Lothian Community Arts Team are working in partnership so that on Thursday 24th January you can come along and hear writers and musicians perform their work and pay their respects to Robert Burns.
There will be exciting new writing from Pippa Goldschmidt, whose forthcoming novel was short listed for the Dundee International Book Prize. The prolific, renowned and entertaining poet Alistair Findlay will be performing, as will the wonderful Tryst singing ensemble.
The cafe will be open throughout the evening, starting at 6pm and finishing by 8pm. Attendance is free and you can drop in whenever suits.