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Off The Page Events at Bridge of Allan & Dunblane Libraries

posted 29 Mar 2017, 01:04 by Communications TEAM
Some Off The Page events coming up at Bridge of Allan and Dunblane Libraries

Alex Scarrow
Bridge of Allan Library
Monday 8th May
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm £2.00
Suggested age:
Teen/Young Adult/Adult
Alex Scarrow used to be a rock guitarist. After ten years in various unsuccessful bands, he ended up working in the computer games industry as a lead games designer.
In 2006 his first adult novel A Thousand Suns was published by Orion. Since then he has been a full time writer. To date he’s had 5 thrillers published by Orion.  Alex is also the author of the bestselling TimeRiders series published by Puffin, which has been sold into over 30 foreign territories. TimeRiders was a Red House Awards, Catalyst Awards, Hampshire Book winner and a finalist for Galaxy Children’s Book of the Year.

Magi Gibson Launch of her latest poetry collection
Friday 12th May
Bridge of Allan Library
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Free

In her latest collection, Washing Hugh MacDiarmid’s Socks, former Stirling Makar and prize-winning poet Magi Gibson kicks ass and heals wounds with poems that are feisty and funny, earthy and tender. There are poems about the painful, messy, glorious business of life, and especially the lives of women. Magi sees the brilliant surface detail, and what lies beneath. By turns insightful, intimate, witty and tender she explores what it is to be a fully engaged human in today’s confusing world. There’s her aggressive neighbour. Her guilt over a lipstick. A lamb in need of rescue. A thoughtful graffiti artist. Elegiac poems on the deaths of her parents. A letter of solidarity to Sappho. Not to mention those dirty socks.

Markus Stitz in partnership with the Stirling Cycle Hub
Wednesday 10th May
Dunblane Library
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm £5.00/£3.00

In August 2016 Markus Stitz became the first person to circumnavigate the world on a single speed bike. In less than a year he cycled 21,500 miles through 26 countries and more than 38 times up Mount Everest, all unsupported, with as little gear as possible and no choice to switch gears. With pictures and videos he will bring the journey alive, and will tell you how a daily commute from Edinburgh to Bridge of Allan can be the best training for an epic adventure. Stirling Cycle Hub will be offering a free led ride to the venue and back to Stirling train station. This will follow the National Cycle Network with Markus Stitz joining on then return journey.
Departing 6.30pm from Stirling Cycle
Hub (Stirling train station).