LOCAL POET DEDICATES BOOK TO
MARIE CURIE'S BIG BUILD APPEAL
Popular local poet, Tam
Craven, has dedicated his hilarious new book,
'My Windaes Ur Steamin' 'N' So Am A', to Marie Curie's appeal
for a new Glasgow hospice.
He will read a selection of
his funniest poems and sign copies of the book at Borders' Buchanan
Street bookstore on Thursday 4th October, 2007 at 7.30pm.
Tam's 'tongue in cheek' poems are written in Glaswegian dialect
and based on his life in Lennoxtown, Glasgow, and he will donate the
proceeds from the first 400 books sold to the appeal. 'My Windaes Ur
Steamin' 'N' So Am A' is Tam's seventh poetry book, and through his
poems he wittily puts the world to rights and recollects memories from
The Big Build appeal, which
aims to raise £16m by 2009 to build a modern hospice on grounds close to
Stobhill hospital, is very close to Tam's heart. Several of Tam's
friends and family members, including his dad, died from cancer, and
some were nursed at the Glasgow hospice.
The book signing event will
take place just two days before World Hospice and Palliative Care day,
which aims to raise awareness and understanding of the needs of people
with cancer and their families. On 6th October, hundreds of
events will take place across the globe to raise funds to support and
develop hospice and palliative care services around the world.
Tam commented: "Having
witnessing the work carried out at the hospice first hand, it's great to
be able to give something back. It's vital that the people of Glasgow
pull together and help raise these much needed funds, as it really will
make a huge difference in people's lives.
poetry reading and book signing event at Borders looks set to be a
fantastic evening, and I hope that people will come along and show their
support for this important cause."