Talk

Of Stone and Sky: Merryn Glover at Blackwell’s South Bridge

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Merryn Glover will be talking about the new paperback edition of her award-winning book, Of Stone and Sky, at Blackwell’s South Bridge. This complex, exquisitely written, rich hearty stew of a novel is the Blackwell’s Scottish Book of the Month for March. Join Merryn and Kristin Pedroja to celebrate this marvellous achievement on March 31st at 7pm.

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After Highland shepherd Colvin Munro disappears, a mysterious trail of his possessions is found in the Cairngorm mountains. Writing the eulogy for his memorial years later, his foundling-sister Mo seeks to discover why he vanished. Younger brother Sorley is also haunted by his absence and driven to reveal the forces that led to Colvin’s disappearance. Is their brother alive or dead?
Set on a farming estate in the upper reaches of the River Spey, Of Stone and Sky follows several generations of a shepherding family in a paean to the bonds between people, their land and way of life. It is a profound mystery, a passionate poem, a political manifesto, shot through with wisdom and humour.
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Merryn Glover was the first ever Writer in Residence for the Cairngorms National Park. She writes fiction, plays, poetry and journalism and her work has won awards, been published in anthologies, magazines and newspapers and broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland and Radio 4. A skilled trainer and presenter, with experience across cultures, age groups and abilities, she is always keen to meet readers, deliver workshops and perform her work, both in person and online.
Kristin Pedroja is a writer and editor based in Edinburgh. She is a host of the monthly Edinburgh Writers’ Forum and has published short fiction and creative nonfiction. @kramblings
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Doors: 6.30pm, event starts: 7pm
Please reserve your place on Eventbrite, here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/…/of-stone-and-sky-merryn…
This is a FREE event, with the option to support Blackwell’s bookshop by paying what you can. All donations help to continue bringing you the very best events the literary community has to offer. Of Stone of Sky will be available to purchase on the night and Merryn will be signing copies after the talk.
The bookshop has level access, events are seated and speakers use microphones. If you have any concerns about accessibility, please do get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Covid 19 Precautions will be adhered to in order to ensure the safety of our attendees, authors and booksellers. Please do not attend the event if you are displaying any symptoms of Covid-19 or if you have been advised to self isolate. We ask that all ticket holders wear a face mask whilst in the shop, medical exemptions will continue to apply. For more information or if you would like a signed copy because you can’t make it to the event, please contact the Blackwell’s events team on 0131 622 8222 or matthew.land@blackwell.co.uk
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Thursday 31 Mar 2022
19:00
Blackwell's, South Bridge, Edinburgh. United Kingdom