Future / Current events

As things return to something near pre-pandemic living, Anne is involved in the staging of and participation in a new arts festival in Paisley. Further detail will be announced here but — for the moment — keep an eye on

During the lock-down of 2019 Anne was asked to give a session for her colleagues at Mary Russell School, Paisley, as part of their online in-service programme. In her session Anne demonstrated the benefits of being read to by reading from her own book CadencesPlease click on the link below to hear Anne read:

The Power of Being Read To

It’s not all spoken word either: 

Together with some chums, Anne took part in a shared (virtual) stage to show their appreciation for all frontline workers as well as to just sing a wee cheery song:

Over the hill – arranged and edited by Patrick Quinn – with apologies to John Martyn

For a special birthday, Anne was given the gift of a tune composed by Patrick Quinn and played for you here by Patrick (guitar and whistle) and Maureen Quinn (fiddle). Enjoy!

Dr Anne and her Books

Previous events:

  • Hear Anne in a live interview with the Scottish Writers’ Centre. Interview produced by Jess Docherty, SWC Digital Media Officer. 
  • Roots Festival – Feb 2020 – Gig At The Gatehouse, an evening of literature and music with Anne M Scriven and We Three Quinns.
  • Highland Bookshop – Author Event – June 2019 – Interviewed Mike Cawthorne, focusing on his new title Into the Darkness (Birlinn, May 2019).
  • Highland Bookshop – Author Event – April 2019 – ‘An evening with Anne M Scriven’, live reading / discussion about Anne’s writing.
  • The 3 Lochs Arts & Book Festival, Strontian – September 2018 – ‘Making the Everyday Extraordinary’ – a workshop on Life Writing by Anne M Scriven. See Anne’s posting on facebook where she meets festival director, Adam Nicolson.
  • West Kilbride Micro Talks – November 2017 – Anne talking about her writing in 36 slides.
  • Biggar Little Books & Arts Festival – October 2017- Author event with Anne M Scriven about her book, Provence: Tales from a Bookshop (Kennedy & Boyd 2014).
  • Mallaig Book Festival – October 2016 – Live interview Michael F Russell about his new title, Lie of the Land (Birlinn, June 2016). See posting on Anne’s facebook page.
  • Wigtown Book Festival – October 2015 – Author event with Anne M Scriven about her book, Provence: Tales from a Bookshop (Kennedy & Boyd 2014).