Created in the tradition of the 19th-century literary salons of Paris, New York, Prague, and Edinburgh, the Highland Literary Salon brings people together to discuss books, ideas, writing, and all things literary.
Our events feature authors, publishers, agents, and others in the publishing realm who come along to discuss their work and answer your questions.
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Next salon event:
Date: 21 January 2014
Salon Guest: Anne MacLeod
Author and poet Anne MacLeod was born in Aberfeldy and lives near Inverness. Now retired, she worked as a dermatologist in Inverness and Aberdeen. Her first poetry collection, Standing by Thistles
, was shortlisted for a Saltire Society award, as was her debut novel, The Dark Ship
, a saga set in the aftermath of the Great War in the Hebrides. Her medical background influences her writing, particularly in her second novel, The Blue Moon Book
, which tracks the slow recovery of a woman suffering from both aphasia and amnesia.At 6pm Ann will run a workshop on poetry, concentrating on the fun to be had from using strict form, such as the villanelle.