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Written by on 29/11/2017

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It’s the final day of the Dunoon Book Festival!  Yes already where did the time go, still time though to enjoy the last of this the first proper Dunoon Book Festival with six different events. Starting today at 12noon we have a creative workshop at Book Point with Anthea Gage who will show you how can turn a book into a work of art when you have finished with it,

Still at Book Point we have two of Dunoons local poets Tariq Latif and Marion McCready who shall chat and give poetry reading.

Journalist and author Murray Armstrong will be in the Swallow Café at 3.00pm with his book The Liberty Tree: the stirring story of Thomas Muir and Scotland’s first fight for democracy.

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ANTHEA GAGE – Book Sculptures Folding Paper Art – Creating Art Workshop
12noon | Bookpoint | £3
Anthea Gage was born and educated in Edinburgh, and is a professional member of both the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour and the Society of Scottish Artists. She has worked full time teaching Art and Design in Edinburgh and is the Honorary President of the Edinburgh Art and Sketching Club. Her award winning work has been widely exhibited across the United Kingdom. She now lives and works in Cowal, where, she says, “she can watch the sea all day.”

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2.00pm | Bookpoint | free
Tariq Latif was born in Pakistan. He studied Physics at Sheffield University before joining the family printing business in Manchester, where he worked for fifteen years. He now works part-time in telephone sales on the West Coast of Scotland, where he takes the landscape as inspiration for his verse. His most recent collection is The Punjabi Weddings.

Marion McCready lives in Dunoon, Argyll. Winner of a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award and the Melita Hume Prize, her first full-length collection is Tree Language (Eyewear Publishing, 2014). She also has a sequence of poems titled The Birth Garden in Our Real Red Selves published by Vagabond Voices (2015).


MURRAY ARMSTRONG – The Liberty Tree: the stirring story of Thomas Muir and Scotland’s first fight for democracy
3.00pm | Swallow cafe | £3
Murray armstrong is a journalist and author. His book tells the story of the people of the 1790s who challenged aristocratic control of parliament and formed Scotland’s first movement for popular democracy.
‘Armstrong has a storyteller’s gift’ — The Herald.
‘Draws on Muir’s scholarship and imagination to tell the compelling story of Muir’s trajectory as radical, agitator and democratic hero’ — Scotland on Sunday.

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JESS SMITH –Author and songster Jess Smith will be talking singing about  traveling culture                                                                                                       at the Burgh Hall Pop Up Shop at 4.30pm ./ £3

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LEWIS GORDON – Talk about the 1970s Punk movement
6.00pm | Bookpoint | £3
Nicky plays the drums. One Sunday morning he meets Sid. Fresh from an onstage tussle with an elderly music teacher, Sid needs a new drummer for his punk band. Nicky is the chosen one.

Profane and often absurd, Sheep and Goats uses short, compressed sketches to recount the thrill and pain of teenage awakenings, the drudgery and slog of education and the frantic need



AND don’t forget the Festival  Book Quiz. 8.00PM Book Point