Local author Bissett to edit new book

Author Bissett at signing - Edinburgh Book Festival 2011
Author Bissett at signing - Edinburgh Book Festival 2011

A book celebrating the work of professional and amateur writers from Falkirk and Bo’ness is being produced by Falkirk Community Trust.

The book will be edited by renowned author Alan Bissett of acclaimed work ‘‘Death of a Ladies’ Man’’ as one of the area’s Creative Place projects.

The book’s aims are to provide a snapshot with stories and poems that are either based in or inspired by the Falkirk and Bo’ness area.

Organisers are keen to encourage those who enjoy writing but have maybe never had their work published before as well as inspiring up and coming and more established writers and poets.

As part of the project, Alan will be leading creative writing workshops across the area, looking at some examples, and attempting some creative exercises to get the mind flowing and generate ideas.

The workshops are free but places are limited so booking is essential. Call 01324 506850 or pop into the Steeple box office, High Street, Falkirk FK1 1NW.

Ian Scott from Falkirk Community Trust said, “Earlier this year, Falkirk won the Creative Scotland Creative Place award which acknowledged the area’s cultural achievements over the past decade.

‘‘The book is set to highlight the diverse range of writing talent based in Falkirk as well as ensuring a great read for residents.”