News from ‘Winter Words’
by Marie Marshall
Deep winter in the Highlands of Scotland, with a foot of snow gradually starting to thaw as our changeable weather takes another swing. In the town of Pitlochry, at their famous Festival Theatre, the annual Winter Words literary festival is under way. I have just heard that my poem ‘Beatrice the rat tells Mr. Coelacanth about the Wisecrack city elves’ (from my soon-to-be-published collection I am not a fish) was premiered at their ‘Poetry Please’ event. Also I am once again amongst the winners of their ‘Fearie Tales’ competition for tales of the supernatural, and my ghost story ‘On the Platform’ will be read out during the final weekend of the festival. There are plenty of other interesting events at the festival too. Can you make it?
Oh! I wish I could. My friends/family from Northern Ireland won’t be able to be here this Spring as they had planned, and I am longing for the U.K. Ah well. Congratulations, and have fun at the festival and your readings.
To be honest I’m not sure I can get there myself, but I’ll make sure I’m represented.