Author Visit To Tiree

On Tuesday 20th November, the Tiree Library was visited by author Merryn Glover to give a workshop on The Ingredients of a Novel.

Merryn was born in Kathmandu and brought up in Nepal. She spoke of her fascinating upbringing and experiences, and how they inspired her first novel, A House Called Askival.

This was followed by a Q&A with the author, as well as home baking, tea, coffee and prosecco provided by Marion Burns and Monica Smith. Although the evening was chilly, the event was well attended and enjoyed by the islanders, where they had a chance to buy a copy of Merryn’s book and get it signed.

The following day at the Alan Stevenson House in Hynish, Merryn ran a writing workshop themed around Hands and Feet. The locals participated in writing poetry and small exercises.

Despite the event running for only two hours, it was gently-paced and inviting, with the freedom to participate in whatever parts the group felt comfortable. The atmosphere of the workshop was open, warm, non-judgemental and enjoyable to all that attended. Afterwards the group enjoyed lunch with Merryn, provided by Fiona Malcolm and her team in the cafe. If you would like to learn more about Merryn Glover, her website can be reached here:

http://www.merrynglover.com/

Merryn’s book can be purchased from Amazon or a signed copy can be organised through her website by contacting her.

The event was arranged by Mairi Fleck, Training and Activities Coordinator from North Argyll Carers’ Centre, with funding from the Scottish Book Trust, to enable the Carers’ Centre to bring the event to Tiree for island carers and the wider community.

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