Saturday, June 18, 2011

Thanks to Colin Will for organising a fantastic dual launch for Geoff Cooper and myself. It was a great night. I enjoyed hearing Geoff read from his pamphlet collection, Songs the Lightning Sang, after picking it up at the Callander poetry festival last year, the music and singing from Pauline Vallance was simply gorgeous, and the audience were a super-friendly bunch, a real pleasure to read to.

Other highlights included meeting fellow writers and bloggers JoAnne McKay and Jim Murdoch. So good getting to meet them finally in the flesh! Also lovely catching up with poets Jack (Andrew P Pullan) and Amy Anderson whom I've met at previous events.  The CCA is such a nice venue and it was great to be reading in Glasgow, the city of my heart!

It's taken me all day but I've finally managed to work out how to upload and edit videos so here's a clip of me reading three of my poems:


8 comments:

Roxana said...

i'm so happy for you! and what a delight to see you talk and read in person! :-)

Andrew McCallum Crawford said...

Well done, Marion - good to see you reading!

Titus said...

Really good night, lovely to meet you and look! Video highlights!

shug said...

Heard you were great and now I can see you were! Congratulations, really sorry I missed launch. Are you having more? On tour?

Jim Murdoch said...

It was very nice to meet you too. I'm glad you posted the wee video. I was trying to describe your style of reading to my wife and this makes my life much easier.

Marion McCready said...

thankyou roxana! colin mentioned you and your wonderful cover photo when he was introducing me!

thanks andrew, I appreciate that!

titus, thanks again for coming, finally got to see your wonderful hair! :)

thankyou shug :) no tours but hoping to read at some more events soon!

hi jim! again, thanks for coming, it was really nice to chat with you

James Owens said...

How wonderful to see and hear you! And you bring a depth to the reading that enriches the poems even further.

Marion McCready said...

thankyou james, glad you enjoyed it :)