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  • be an angel / Written on the Shore / CD North Uist Sea Poems

    Since my selected poems about women, ‘be an angel’ was published in 2017, I have published a revised edition of ‘Storm Biscuits’. It was originally published in 2001 since when I have written many more poems about the island of North Uist so most of these now appear in the new edition.

    ‘Written on the Shore’ has been a work in progress during the last two years. It is a sequence of poems originally scribbled in my notebook during my long walks on my favourite Sollas Beach.

    The overarching theme is one of relationships, real or imagined.

    “The poems in this collection are absolutely beautiful and enthralling. Individual poems resonate with others, achieving an overall cadence akin to the ebb and flow of tides.”
    Helen Boden

    CD which goes with my pamphlet, North Uist Sea Poems. The music was composed by Catherine Eunson for cello, flute, fiddle, harp and my speaking voice. It beautifully evokes the sea and the shore in all its moods.

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  • Events 2019

    Poetry Readings 2019

    April 13th
    Henderson’s Edinburgh 10.30

    June 13th 
    Lowdham Book Festival  Notts.  2.00 – 3.30 pm  ( 20th Anniversary, Best of the Fest )

    July 7th    
    Poetry in the Barn, an all day event with Pauline Prior-Pitt, Gillian Clarke, Jonathan Edwards, Paul Henry, Deb Alma ( the emergency poet, Jean Atkin, Thirza Clout and Jenny Swan. 
    Aardvark Books, Brampton Bryan, Nr.Knighton Shropshire.
    Tel. 01547 530744  

    August 15th
    Taigh Chearsabhagh Arts Centre North 10.30 .  Tel. 01870603970
    An Island Launch for two new collections.
    Pauline Prior-Pitt, launching “ Written on the Shore”
    Niall Campbell, launching “Noctuary”

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  • Events 2017
    • July 6th: Reading at Taigh Chearsabjagh with Henry Marsh
    • July 13th: Reading at Earlsdon Library in Coventry
    • August 24th: Short Reading at Nunton Steadings at the opening of Torradh, the Food and Book Festival
    • September 2nd – 16th  Pop Up Art Gallery and Cafe at Tigh Sgire.
      My paintings and books will be on sale.
    • September 29th– October 1st: The Islay Book Festival. I’ll be around creating COMMUNITY ISLAY POEM
      My own poetry reading is on the Sunday afternoon at 2pm, when Ill be reading from Be an Angel as well as reading some North Uist Island
    • November 20th  Reading with the JAZZ pianist, Luke Barlow at Cafe Brioche in West Hampsted, London.
      The evening begins at 7.30pm
    • November 25th Reading at The Bakehouse, Gatehouse of Fleet. Lovely to be invited back for a third visit.
      7.30 start.
    • March 13th Reading at The Nottingham Playhouse for Club Encore. It’s in the afternoon around 2pm
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  • Events coming up

    July 2017 Thursday 13 Earlsdon Library in Coventry

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  • “be an angel”

    2017 be an angel cover20170515_15022323“be an angel” is a selected works bringing together many of Pauline’s poems about being a woman. Alternately funny and poignant, they beautifully reflect the preoccupations of a woman’s life, covering birth, death, and everything in between – including the mysterious relationship between men and crumbs.

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  • New Book “be an angel” is ready to launch on June 1st at Taigh Sgire Sollas at 7.30pm. Everyone welcome.

    New Book “be an angel” is ready to launch on June 1st at Taigh Sgire Sollas at 7.30pm. Everyone welcome.

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  • Reading and Painting Exhibition at The Apothecary Gallery in London


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  • Elsewhere is now out


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  • Elsewhere

    Just to let you know that my new poetry collection “ELSEWHERE”, pub SPIKE PRESS, will be coming out in the next couple of weeks.

    The Island launch will be on Thursday May 23rd at Taigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist, at 8pm. Everyone who would like to be there is invited to come.

    In the meantime, here are dates for April Readings:

    Tuesday April 23rd at 7.30
    The Skye Reading Room at the Skeabost Hotel on Skye
    (This event is funded by Live Literature Scotland)

    Friday April 26th at 7.30
    Rosslyn Chapel, south of Edinburgh. I will be reading with Chrys Salt and Henry Marsh and a string quartet will play Dvorak’s “Cypresses”

    Saturday April 27th at 7.30
    “The Bakehouse” Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfriesshire
    (This event is funded by Live Literature Scotland)

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