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  • John Dempster

A joyful festive celebration, slightly spooked

About 35 HighlandLIT members, friends and guests had a wonderful evening at the Glen Mhor hotel last night marking the end of another year. There was food and wine, party hats and good craic. And it wouldn’t have been a HighlandLIT event without good writing: an intriguing, and occasionally spine-chilling range of ghost stories and poems read, and in one case (that of the irrepressible Malcolm Timperley) delivered from memory, by some of the folk attending. There was also sneak preview of a powerful section from a novel which Graham Bullen has just completed. A number of folk said how much they appreciate HighlandLit – the range and quality of the speakers, the opportunity to share with other writers, the thought-provoking workshops.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to last night’s joyful, friendly event! We’re now looking ahead to 2020: the first HighlandLIT evening event is on January 21st, when the poet Charlie Gracie will be speaking. It will be preceded by the HighlandLIT AGM at 6.00.


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