A Sense of Place and Imagination with Janis Mackay @JanisMackay

Saturday 3rd October – 12noon – online

Janis Mackay is an author, storyteller and creative writing tutor, living in her native Portobello. Janis had her first novel for children published by winning the Kelpies prize in 2009. Since then she has had nine novels published, and won the Scottish Children’s Book Awards in 2013 for her novel for children – The Accidental Time Traveller. As a storyteller Janis is often inspired by folk and fairy lore, drawing on themes and imagery in myth to create new stories. Janis has just brought out her first novel for adults, The Watchmaker’s Wife, which is based on the life of her grandmother. Often finding inspiration at intersections, with this novel she merges family story with fiction. Janis is currently doing a PhD, fusing life story, landscape and mythology. She teaches creative writing at Edinburgh University, and spends a lot of time gazing out the window to the sea!

Books by all our participating authors are available to order from The Portobello Bookshop.
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3 thoughts on “A Sense of Place and Imagination with Janis Mackay @JanisMackay

  1. Hi

    I was really excited about your book festival, but I’ve just received five, yes FIVE emails from you, which is nonsensical and intrusive. I normally get 100 – 150 emails per day, and don’t have time to deal with even more emails than strictly necessary. I may be alone in this, but I doubt it.

    Susan Bittker



    • Hi Susan – there will be lots of emails today as all the event posts are going out this morning. After that there won’t be any until the weekend of the event. I’m sorry if you feel there are too many but we feel each event deserves its own post and if you are signed up to emails, you will automatically get them as they are sent by WordPress.


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