Is It Always Sunny In Dunbar?

Morning at the sea. Heat, blue. That rank, rich smell of seaweed, iodine, and salt. And a heron. Always, herons.

These are my notes from last year’s Coastword Festival, wandering down from the Dunmuir Hotel on a scorching May morning in 2015, following a riotous circus of words and music at Words To The Beat the previous evening (Michael Pedersen, Kirsty Law, Catherine Simpson, Davy Henderson and more in attendance). Eight months on, I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be working in Dunbar as Coastword’s Writer In Residence January to May 2016, working towards a body of work that will be presented at this year’s Festival.

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