I will be reading my story “Leftovers” as part of the Planet Scotland event this Sunday from 20:00-22:00 in Castle 1.
Hope to see you there.
Writers’ Bloc returns to the Edinburgh International Science Festival for The Culture Collider, an exploration of weird science and stranger arts. The show starts at 8pm on Sunday the 13th of April in the Red Lecture Theatre, Summerhall.
I will be reading a new story. Hope to see you there.
Writers’ Bloc returns to the Edinburgh International Book Festival for a special event with John Lemke and Poppy Ackroyd. The show starts at 9pm, Wednesday 14th August in the Spiegeltent, Charlotte Square.
Recently I posted a link to Marc T. Nobleman’s “The Girl in the Video” series in which he interviews women who starred in ‘80s music videos. I neglected to note that he is still searching for three of them. Since I know many folks who are either excellent researchers or ‘80s music lovers (or both), I thought I’d help out.
These requests are taken directly from Marc’s site, and are of tweetable length so you can copy and paste them:
My favourite from his series is the essay from Wendy Frazier who starred in ZZ Top’s “Legs” video. That video is seared into my brain. If I could draw, I could storyboard the whole thing from memory.
The summer has been so hectic that I forgot to fundraise (or even mention, really) this Sunday’s 10K race. I am fundraising for Cancer Research UK in memory of Iain Banks.
cygnoir.net is on Facebook!1 It’s 2007 all over again! Social media metrics! Buzz marketing! If you “like” this page, you will receive updates from me in your Facebook feed. Well, probably. I’m still not sure how those algorithms work …
1. It’s actually been around for a while. I’m mentioning it now because I stopped posting these updates to my personal page. ↩
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