Hello there…

At last! I’m in! Only 9 months after my appointment as Makar, I’ve managed (technophobe though I am) to open this web page and start talking to you about what I’ve been up to. (Many thanks for technical support to Rebecca at Edinburgh City of Literature office, where I’m writing this…)

My predecessor, Christine de Luca, did a wonderful job in her time as Makar, and I’ve been following in her footsteps and also taking wee diversions of my own.(Making-it-up-as-I-go-along!) ¬†Over the next couple of weeks I’ll do a retrospective, letting you know about the various ploys I’ve come up with, or been co-opted into, and the amazing opportunities that have come my way.

Right now I’m gearing up for the Edinburgh International Book Festival where I’ll be reading with another former maker, Ron Butlin (3.45pm on 16th August).

Most afternoons I’m to be found at my wee bookshop, Citadel Books, in Abbeyhill. (41 Montrose Terrace). I’ve organised some events there too, and will let you know as more come up.

On we go…