Birthday Rainbow Rainbow

Thank you for all the beautiful birthday wishes, it means a lot! I have taken this whole week off to enjoy relaxing and fun birthday adventures (all birthday celebrations should last at least a week).

Here are some in case you want to join me:

Reading with the brilliant Nadine Aisha Jassat, Tom Pow and – warming us up, last year’s winner, Katie Ailes… in the Book Week Scotland Rebel Slam at the Scottish Storytelling Centre tonight (Tuesday 20 November): https://www.scottishstorytellingcentre.com/event/?eventid=16684

Attending the Women on the Road Open Book Workshop with the splendid Marjorie Lotfi Gill tomorrow (Wednesday 21 November): https://www.fruitmarket.co.uk/event/writing-workshop-women-road/

Reading with the marvellous 12 and Rhona Warwick Paterson in Women on the Road at the Fruitmarket (Wednesday 21 November): https://www.fruitmarket.co.uk/event/women-road-rhona-warwick-paterson-writers-12/

Might be able to catch this talk by the magnificent Robyn Marsack on Edmund Blunden and WW1 Poetry and recommend (Thursday 22 November): http://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/connect/events/report-experience-edmund-blunden-and-ww1

Dancing at the Book Week Scotland Feminist Disco (Friday 23 November): https://bookweekscotlandevents.com/events/the-feminist-disco-rebel-event

Listening at the launch of the stupendous Iain Morrison’s I’m a Pretty Circler at the Fruitmarket (Saturday 24 November): https://www.fruitmarket.co.uk/event/book-launch-iain-morrison-im-pretty-circler/

Hope to see you somewhere along the way.

PS Just looked out my window and look what was shining through the rain and hail and wind… double rainbow! Double rainbow!

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Published by jlwpoetry

Books by JL Williams include Condition of Fire (Shearsman, 2011), Locust and Marlin (Shearsman, 2014), Our Real Red Selves (Vagabond Poets, 2015) and House of the Tragic Poet (If A Leaf Falls Press, 2016). A collection exploring the fine line between abundance and apocalypse, After Economy, was published by Shearsman Books in May 2017. She is interested in expanding dialogues through writing across languages, perspectives and cultures and in multimodal and cross-form work, visual art, dance, opera and theatre. Published widely in journals, her poetry has been translated into numerous languages. She has read at international literature festivals and venues in the UK, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Turkey, Cyprus, Canada, Hungary, Romania, Montenegro and the US. She wrote the libretto for a new opera, Snow, was Writer-in-Residence for the British Art Show 8 in Edinburgh and plays in the poetry and music band Hail of Bright Stones (https://hailofbrightstones.com/).

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