See below for details of the HighlandLIT Midsummer Night's Feast and Open Mic
HighlandLIT 17th May2022
Writing for Performance
A workshop with Carly Brown,
Performance Poet and Spoken Word Artist
(appearing in person)
Tuesday 17th May 2022 at 6.30pm in the Glen Mhor Hotel, Ness Bank, Inverness
This in-person event will also be livestreamed via Zoom
Originally from Austin, Texas and now living in Edinburgh, Carly Brown is known for her lively and witty spoken word poetry, and has performed at Glastonbury Festival, StAnza Poetry Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe. She is the author of a bestselling children’s picture book, I Love St Andrews, and a debut poetry pamphlet, Grown Up Poetry Needs to Leave Me Alone.
All welcome. The event is free to members of HighlandLIT,
and £5.00 for non-members
FOUR FREE PLACES!. We have 4 free places for anyone unwaged or for whom cost would restrict attendance. To take up this offer just email email@example.com with your name.
To attend at the hotel simply turn up on the night
HighlandLIT Midsummer Event
HighlandLIT’s Midsummer Night’s Feast
and Open Mic Event
Glen Mhor Hotel @ 6.30pm on Tuesday 21st June 2022
Last year's HighlandLIT Christmas meal had to be postponed because of the upsurge of Omicron. The hotel kindly allowed us to reschedule this event, and it has now been transformed into a veritable Midsummer Night's Feast, to be held at the Glen Mhor Hotel complex on Tuesday, 21st June at 6.30pm.
The event will be hosted by Merryn Glover who had planned to be with us in December, and will include an Open Mic on the theme of ‘Midsummer'. There will be 8 5-minute reading slots available.
If you signed up and paid to attend in December, we have already been in touch with you about this June event.
But the event is also open to others: you're welcome to attend at a cost of £22 (drinks not included) payable in advance.
Please book by 31st May, and let us know the menu choices of the people attending at the time of booking (See menu below)
1. send a cheque (£22 per person) made payable to HighlandLIT to Mark Williams at 30 Drummond Crescent, Inverness, IV2 4QR. Please send an accompanying note giving the menu choices of the folk attending.
2. transfer your payment (£22 per person) to our bank account. Account name: HighlandLIT; Sort Code 87-39-07; Account number: 71821960. Please put your surname in the 'Reference' field, and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org giving the menu choices of the folk attending
If you have any problems with booking, please just drop an email to email@example.com and we'll be glad to help
HighlandLIT’s Midsummer Night’s Feast
and Open Mic Event
Glen Mhor Hotel, 6.30pm on Tuesday 21st June 2022
Soup of the Day
Served with fresh bread – (V) – this can be vegan
Haggis Bon Bons
Malt whisky and wholegrain mustard mayonnaise
Scottish Salmon and Herb Fish Cake
Dressed Leaves Herb Oil
Blue Cheese and Toasted Walnut Salad
With aged balsamic – (V)
Pan Fried Chicken
Wok vegetables, egg noodles and soy and ginger sauce
Grilled Hake Fillet
Chickpea, tomato and lentil ragout
Wild Mushroom and Spinach Risotto
Toasted pine nuts, parmesan, truffle – this can be vegan
Sticky Toffee Pudding
Baked Vanilla Cheesecake
Chocolate sauce, pistachio
Selection of Highland Cheeses
Chutney and Oatcakes
Vegan – selection of sorbets or caramelised banana, toasted coconut, raspberry coulis and sorbet
We look forward to you joining us for an evening of bonhomie!
Hybrid HighlandLIT events: privacy note
In order to facilitate access to events from HighlandLIT members and friends across the Highlands they will be livestreamed on Zoom. It will be visible only to those who have requested the URL.
The camera may pan across the audience at the Glen Mhor at times during the event. Please note that in attending the event you are deemed to be accepting this procedure, unless you tell us at the start, in which case you can sit in a part of the audience which the camera will avoid.
HighlandLIT Events for the rest of 2022
May 17 Workshop with Carly Brown, Performance Poet and Spoken Word Artist on writing for performance. Originally from Austin, Texas and now living in Edinburgh, Carly is the author of a bestselling children’s picture book, I Love St Andrews, and a debut poetry pamphlet, Grown Up Poetry Needs to Leave Me Alone. Known for her lively and witty spoken word poetry, Carly has performed at Glastonbury Festival, StAnza Poetry Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe. In person and on Zoom
June 21 Open Mic and meal at the Glen Mhor Hotel postponed from December 2021. In person only.
July 19 Author event with Margaret Kirk, the Highland-based author of In the blood, What lies buried, and Shadow man. In person and on Zoom.
August 16 Workshop with HighlandLIT Member Meg Pokrass on Flash Fiction. She is the author of seven flash fiction collections, two award-winning collections of hybrid prose and two novellas-in-flash. In person and on Zoom.
September 20 Open Mic In person and on Zoom.
October 18 Author event with HighlandLIT Member Helen Sedgwick. Helen is the author of The Comet Seekers, The growing season, When the dead come calling and Where the missing gather. She is currently the 2021 Dr Gavin Wallace Fellow working on a four-book science fiction series about different human societies and the ways we interact with our environment. In person and on Zoom.
November 15 Workshop with Lynn Cassells and Sandra Baer the authors of Our wild farming life: adventures on a Scottish Highland croft They’ll be speaking about turning the story of their rewilding of a Highland croft into a captivating book. In person and on Zoom.
December 20 Christmas Dinner and Open Mic In person only.