We Fire the Dark 2
30th April | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The SECOND of three readings
Join us at Thornhill Friendship Club for the second of part of JoAnne McKay’s We Fire The Dark. For this event, JoAnne will trace, through archival material and poetry, the history of Dr Grierson’s collection, from its origins in a single room on North Drumlanrig Street, to the laying of the foundation stone of the new museum in 1869, and to its eventual dispersal in 1965. There will be the opportunity to share memories and thoughts so to gather further material on this fascinating chapter of local history.
Venue: Thornhill Friendship Club, 15 West Morton Street, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire DG3 5ND
JoAnne McKay was born in Essex and served as a police officer in the south-west of England before moving to Dumfriesshire two decades ago. She has published four poetry pamphlets and has appeared at Literary Festivals throughout the UK. Her work has been prize-winning, widely published and anthologised. She currently works at Dumfries Museum
With grateful thanks to the staff of Dumfries Museum for their support and access to Grierson’s papers