Mellow Fruitfulness

Wednesday 29 September 2010

John Glenday reading at StAnza 2010

The late September sun shone on various poetry activities in Edinburgh last weekend. On Saturday the Scottish Poetry Library held their annual small press fair, By Leaves We Live. With plentiful stalls, all kinds of artists' books on show or for sale, and a lively programme of workshops and talks, it had something for everyone. Lots of people turned out for it.

Then on Sunday, Shore Poets got underway with their autumn programme. Heading the bill was John Glenday who was such a success at StAnza last March, with support from Alan Gillis, another StAnza favourite, and new poet Ross Wilson. Gerda Stevenson provided the music, and The Lot, Shore Poets' regular venue in the Grassmarket, was packed to capacity - an excellent start to the autumn season.