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13/03/2020 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm McKillop Hall, Lochwinnoch

Join Lochwinnoch-based novelist Kirstin Innes and musician Outi Smith for a special evening of stories and songs, along with a chance to swap yourself a whole new wardrobe from ReMode’s excellent range of preloved and upcycled clothes.

Kirstin’s new novel, Scabby Queen, traces the rise and fall of a one-hit-wonder. In this sneak preview event she’ll be reading excerpts – a whole month before publication – accompanied by Outi’s interpretation of some of the songs that inspired the novel. Bring along up to 6 clean, good quality garments, exchange them for tokens, and use the tokens to ‘buy’ some preloved clothes. BYOB for a friendly, intimate event.

Kirstin Innes’s debut novel Fishnet won The Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize and was described as “full of gritty brilliance…rare and refreshing” by the New York Times. Her new novel Scabby Queen is out in April, published by 4th Estate.

Outi Smith is a jazz singer and choir leader originally from Finland but now living in Lochwinnoch. She’s currently studying for a Masters in Music Education at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. As a songwriter and arranger Outi draws inspiration from both her classical and jazz backgrounds and isn’t afraid to mix in influences from other genres either.

Friday 13th March, 7.30pm-9.30pm. McKillop Hall, Lochwinnoch.  Tickets £8 (£6 concessions)

Tickets available locally.