Red Squirrel Press is a very special publisher. Long live squirrels.
The mood is festive as Red Squirrel Press joins the Scottish Writers’ Centre for a commemoration of its ten-year anniversary: an exciting celebration of all that the independent publisher, led by editor Sheila Wakefield, has achieved since its foundation in 2006. Despite its prolific publication of over 130 titles in that time (with a production schedule already full for 2016), there is a genuine sense of warmth, mutual support and encouragement among the ‘Squirrels’, a refreshing sentiment echoed by the poets’ appreciation of Sheila’s unwavering assistance. Located in Northumberland, Red Squirrel Press is self-funded and especially keen on promoting local writers, a quality that was clearly in evidence – as four talented poets, Anne Connolly, Andy Jackson, Chris Powici and Elizabeth Rimmer, join the SWC for a series of readings from their latest collections, a fascinating mix which incorporates everything from Scottish landscapes to the art of creation.
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