Author Hamish Brown will be visiting Dunoon and Rothesay libraries this month

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10 Mar 2014 - 15:41

Author Hamish Brown will be visiting Dunoon and Rothesay libraries this month to give a talk and slide show, “Scottish Oddities”, based on his book, “The Oldest Post Office in the World”. 

Hamish Brown M.B.E is a professional writer, lecturer and photographer specialising in mountain and outdoor topics. Sessions are free, tickets are available from the respective libraries and refreshments will be provided.

The event is funded by Argyll and Bute Council and Creative Scotland’s Live Literature programme, which is managed by Scottish Book Trust. The scheme exists to bring Scottish fiction writers, playwrights, poets, storytellers and their work to every corner of Scottish society including schools, libraries, writers groups, additional support needs organisations, community groups and literary organisations.  The scheme subsidises up to 1200 writer events around the country each year, reaching an average annual audience of over 50,000 people.

Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Community and Culture, Councillor Robin Currie, said, “We are delighted that Hamish Brown is coming to Dunoon and Rothesay to inspire and enthuse our library members. Live Literature funding is a very valuable resource for the council’s libraries and information service as it enables us to increase our library users’ ability, confidence and enjoyment in reading and writing and encourage them to extend their reading choices to include a diverse range of authors.”

Miriam Johnson, Live Literature Project coordinator, said, “By subsidising events featuring writers, illustrators, and storytellers throughout Scotland, the Live Literature Scheme encourages organisations of all kinds to include authors in their programmes. The scheme also widens the audience for contemporary writers and storytelling by increasing the amount of literary activity and by providing financial support in such a way that groups pay the same per session whether they are based in Orkney or Edinburgh.”

Hamish Brown will be at Dunoon Library Dunoon Library at 7p.m. on Tuesday 18 March and at Rothesay Library at 7p.m. on Wednesday 19 March.