Have you just been to the football at Dens Road? If so, you may have picked up a peh and a poetic napkin with a poem entitled 'First Half' on it! We're delighted that Dundee Makar (poet laureate for the city) W N Herbert wrote a poem especially for you football fans. Here's the poem in full:
When Moses McGill came doon the Law Hill
The hauf-time score wiz anely twa nil,
Says he, 'See me, Eh pairtit a sea -
But no as sweet as Tannadice Street
Divides thi Ayrabs fae the Dees...
'...Eh'll hae tae mention this tae God,
Noo, which ane's He? Izzit Billy Dodds
or Jocky Scott?' 'Ur you insane?'
Says Desperate Dan (a theologi-an)
'He's baith Gilzean AND Jim McLean!'
'Ye'd hae yir Waallace's peh and eat it?'
'Eh'll hae thon tablet tae - noo beat it.'
Who Dun It...
In conjunction with Dundee Rep Ensemble’s production of And Then There Were None Dundee Rep Theatre are hosting a Who Dun It Week running from the 1 - 7 March, with a series of activites and events for crime fiction lovers, including Facebook competitions, cream teas and a pop up book shop at Dundee Rep Theatre.
As part of Who Dun It we at Literary Dundee invite you on a mysterious treasure hunt from Monday 1st - Thursday 6th! We'll be announcing a series of Agatha Christie related clues for your to find in among the bookshelves of libraries around the city, with bookish treats for the successful detective! Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter for more info...
The gripping conclusion of the week will mark the opening night of Agatha Christie’s masterpiece And Then There Were None at Dundee Rep Theatre playing from 5 - 29 March.
Our monthly salons return to Dundee Central Library with more inspiration, community, banter and fascinating guests from the world of books. They are free and open to all; there's no need to book a ticket. They start at 6pm and finish by 7.30pm.
Our next salon is on Thursday 13th March and our guest is multidisciplinary writer and artist Rebecca Sharp.
Thursday 10th April with Man Booker Prize 2013 winner Eleanor CattonThursday 8th May with Glaswegian writer and ex-policewoman Karen Campbell