Imprint - Catherine Simpson & Nina Mega

Date Occurs 04/10/2017 - 04/10/2017
Time 7pm
Age range
Admission £5

Catherine Simpson’s debut novel Truestory was published in 2015. It tells the story of a mother raising a child with autism and was inspired by Catherine’s experience of raising her own autistic daughter, Nina. Catherine received a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award in 2013. Her work has been included in New Writing Scotland, Gutter, New Writing Dundee, The Grind, The Scotsman, Edinburgh University’s ‘Dangerous Women’ project and the ‘Journeys’ and ‘Family Legends’ anthologies produced by Scottish Book Trust. Her story Giuseppe And Rosa Go Up In The World will be turned into a podcast as part of Edinburgh’s ‘Echoes of the City’ project.

She has been shortlisted in the Bloody Scotland Short Story competition, the Mslexia Women’s Novel Competition, and the Asham Award. She is 2017 Coastword Festival Writer in Residence and recently received a Hawthornden Fellowship.

Venue Information

  • The Dick Institute
  • Elmbank Ave
  • Kilmarnock
  • East Ayrshire
  • KA1 3BU
  • Tel: 01563 554300
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Sunday: CLOSED
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 10am-6pm
Wednesday: 10am-6pm
Thursday: 1pm-8pm
Friday: 10am-4pm
Saturday: 10qm-4pm
Wheelchair access Yes
Disabled toilet facilities Yes
Museum and Gallery spaces Yes
Central lending library Yes
Permanent collections - local & social history, natural sciences & archaeology Yes
Temporary displays & changing exhibitions Yes
Events & workshops Yes
Car parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
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Contemporary and fine art displays Yes
School & group visits welcome by appointment Yes
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