Join us at Birnam Arts for a Birnam Book Festival extravaganza of poetry, spoken word, music and performance. Hosted by Tim Turnbull and featuring Alan Bissett, Andy Jackson, Jon Plunkett and local musicians Gutenbergs.
Tim Turnbull has been performing his poetry, at home and abroad, for over twenty-five years. He has created stage shows, toured with slam teams, published in numerous anthologies and magazines, written supernatural fiction, and also paints and draws.
Alan Bissett is an accomplished novelist, playwright and performer. He is currently working on his fifth novel, ‘The Coven and the Drowners’, which he is hoping will be published sometime in 2023.
Andy Jackson is a Scotland based poet and editor of several anthologies and web-based poetry projects, who was appointed as Makar to the Federation of Writers Scotland for 2017.
Jon Plunkett is a Perthshire poet. His work has appeared in numerous poetry journals, literary magazines and anthologies. Jon has also led the development of the Corbenic Poetry Path, a meandering trail through the Scottish Highlands near Dunkeld with poetry installations along the way. Jon has performed his poetry far and wide in poetry venues, distilleries, festivals, pubs, woods and Mongolian Yurts.
Gutenbergs. Invoking the enduring creative spirit of Steinbeck, Faulkner, Kerouac, Fitzgerald and many many more, the Gutenbergs’ songs invite listeners to engage with literary characters and their circumstance in a brand new way. Gutenbergs are Ali Mathieson (St. Christopher Medal) and Donny McElligott (SCM, New Madrids, Good Guy Hank).