The launch of an anthology of writing, featuring recently written and specially commissioned work about Birnam and Dunkeld, past and present.
Birnam and Dunkeld – which sit on the River Tay, a few miles north of Perth – have been fertile ground for writers, artists and musicians over the years. Birnam Wood played a key role in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Niel Gow played and composed many of well-known fiddle tunes at nearby Inver, and Beatrix Potter took inspiration for many of her best-loved characters in the surrounding countryside.
The area’s rich cultural heritage informs a new anthology of writing, Tales of Birnam and Dunkeld, featuring recently written and specially commissioned work about the area, past and present. It includes work by established writers James Robertson, Jess Smith, Linda Cracknell, Fiona Ritchie, Jamie Jauncey and Jane Archer, and by members of Jane’s writing group for over-60s which has been meeting at Birnam Arts in summer and autumn this year.
The evening is compered by Jane Archer and introduced by James Robertson, with many of the featured writers reading from the book.
All ticket holders will receive a copy of the book and an associated exhibition can be seen in the café.
Tales of Birnam and Dunkeld has been devised and facilitated by Jane Archer for Autumn Voices, in partnership with Birnam Arts.