Skye reading room launches first anthology

The Skye Reading Room is to launch of its first anthology ,“Words From an Island”, in the Skeabost Hotel on Tuesday 26th November.

The publication of the anthology is the culmination of 12 months’ hard work and planning by the Reading Room and represents a true milestone in the organisation’s history. The book is a 300-page literary feast drawing from writing talent both local and from around the globe, with poetry and prose taken from the Reading Room’s Baker Prize competitions of 2011 and 2012. Also included are previously unpublished, donated pieces from well-established writers such as Kevin MacNeil, Jen Hadfield and Skye’s own Myles Campbell, as well as work by local talent. The book, edited and compiled by Meg Bateman, is sure to be extremely well received and is already selling well via pre-orders.

Richard Neath, deputy chair of the Reading Room committee, said:  “The anthology really is a fine work of literature in both English and Gaelic. Its mixture of poetry and really well written prose is extremely readable.”

The anthology is available for pre-order/pre-pay at a reduced price from the Reading Room website www.theskyereadingroom.wordpress.com.

The event, entry to which is free, starts at 6.45pm.