Tom Hubbard launches his two new books, Slavonic Dances and The Flechitorium, both from Grace Note Publications.
Slavonic Dances is a set of three novellas whose central Scottish characters have encounters, variously comic or tragic (even comic and tragic) with people of eastern and east-central Europe. In the 1940s a homely Fife woman marries a Polish serviceman with a dark secret; a young Scotsman embarks on a precarious love affair in 1968 Prague; while working in St Andrews, a Glaswegian poet and singer discovers Russian music and, in turn, the folk traditions of his own land.
The Flechitorium is a collection of ballads, poems and one prose story, often simultaneously funny and serious, and all growing out of Fife legends and history but (as with Slavonic Dances) also looking beyond in an easterly direction to the rest of Europe. The Flechitorium is mostly in verse but, as much as the other book, could well be considered as a collection of (in effect) short stories.
What, by the way, is a flechitorium? All will be revealed during this celebration of ‘the absurdities and epiphanies of cultural exchange’.
Tom will be introduced by poet and critic Mario Relich, who is also a Grace Note author (Frisky Ducks, 2014).
**We have 20 FREE places available for this event, however they must be booked in person in the bookshop, we will update the availability, so you will know when all free places are booked up!**