Local writer Kenneth to give free talk at museum

Gateway to Glens Museum.
Gateway to Glens Museum.

The Gateway to the Glens Museum in Kirriemuir is set to welcome local journalist and author Kenneth Paul Stephen to host a free public talk.

Kenneth, a winner of the Scottish Book Trust New Writer award, will give his talk ‘An Angus Childhood, Voices at the Edge’ on Wednesday, November 26 at 7.30 p.m.

Kenneth will also read excerpts from his work.

He will talk on his early life in Angus, growing up within an agricultural family in Padanaram, and how it inspired him to write about the ‘smaller’ voices forgotten in Scottish life.

Stephen said: “We live in a Central Belt-centric Scotland.

“We all know of Irvine Welsh’s Edinburgh or the Glasgow crime writers. But what about the farmers, the eccentrics in remote glens only serviced by the bus?

“For me, their stories are fascinating and every bit as evocative.

“It is for these people that I write.”

The talk is free but booking is essential.

Anyone wishing to book should contact museum staff, during normal opening hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday, on kirriegateway@angus.gov.uk or 01575 575479.

Information is also available on Kenneth’s website at www.kennethpaulstephen.co.uk