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Joan Lennon shares her next BOOKMARK project with Radio Heartland

31st Aug 2014

Speaking on Radio Heartland last week, BOOKMARK writer-in-residence Joan Lennon brought listeners up to date with her activities over the summer which has seen her busy with her regular Writing Clinic and Friday Spark work, as well as various ad hoc events. 

Writer-in-residence Joan Lennon

Writer-in-residence Joan Lennon

Joan then went on to talk about her Place Settings project, an anthology of pieces inspired by the theme of Place. Submissions, which may be in any genre and with a maximum 300 words, are invited from anyone with any connection with East Perthshire and should be sent to Joan by midnight on 17th September.

Joan will select ten or twelve pieces to be published in the anthology, which will be illustrated by pupils from Blairgowrie High School. Those whose pieces are chosen will also be given the opportunity to read their work at a BOOKMARK event on Saturday 11th October.

Joan will subsequently make a verbal collage with material taken from the published pieces. This will be exhibited in Perth library until the end of the year.

Stuck for ideas? Then click here to tune in to Joan’s radio interview where you will find that she makes a number of suggestions to get you going. 


A great time was had by all. We also enjoyed The Blairgowrie Players’ version of Whisky Galore at the Town Hall yesterday. Well done to all and the afternoon tea was delicious.

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