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Imprint Book Festival

Imprint 2019

Sep - Oct 2019

East Ayrshire’s annual book festival returns for its 12th year with another fantastic line up of authors and well known faces from television and music.

Only Fools and Horses actor, John Challis will be appearing at Cumnock Town Hall to talk about his latest book, Being Boycie, and sharing some stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career. East Ayrshire Leisure is also delighted to welcome performance poet Holly McNish whose online poetry readings have attracted millions of views worldwide,  Scottish noir writer Alan Parks and Donald S Murray who will discuss his novel - As The Women Lay Dreaming - a novel about the Iolaire Disaster. Neil Oliver and Lloyd Cole will also be appearing as part of the Festival plus there are writing workshops, poetry events and much more besides. Click below for more information on your chosen event and to book tickets.

 

IMPRINT Writing Awards

Entrants can submit a story (fiction or narrative non-fiction), poem, play, comic strip or letter. The award is open to anyone based in Ayrshire aged 16yrs+. Stories have a word limit of 1500 words and no word limit for other forms. All works should be previously unpublished.

**Please note that the Writing Awards are now closed for 2019. Winning entries will be announced at the Imprint Writing Awards Prize Giving on Thursday 28 Nov.

 Prize Giving Awards

 

Imprint - Mick Ashworth

2019/09/05

Imprint - Hollie McNish in Performance

2019/10/03

Imprint - Gaelic Afternoon with Kenneth Thomson

2019/10/09

Imprint - Alan Parks

2019/10/10

Imprint - Writing Workshop with Anne Donovan

2019/10/16

Imprint - Donald S Murray - As The Women Lay Dreaming

2019/10/17

Only Fools and Boycie

2019/09/27

Lloyd Cole -'From Rattlesnakes to Guesswork

2019/10/07

Tabby McTat

2019/10/15

Neil Oliver: The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places

2019/11/29