Have an Encounter at library with Liz Lochhead

Liz Lochhead will be reading at Motherwell Library
Liz Lochhead will be reading at Motherwell Library

Scotland’s Makar Liz Lochhead returns home on Thursday (October 17) as she makes an appearance at Motherwell Library.

Born in Newarthill, Liz has been a successful poet and playwright since the 1970s and, with the Edinburgh Fringe under her belt, a home audience will have the opportunity to hear her read at 7pm.

Liz is appearing as part of North Lanarkshire Leisure’s cultural festival Encounters.

Award-winning playwright, actor and director Matthew Zajac will be at Motherwell Library at 7pm next Wednesday (October 23).

He is promoting his book The Tailor of Inverness which traces his father’s history from being a boy who grew up on a farm in Galicia (eastern Poland, now eastern Ukraine), to being a tailor in Inverness.

Also taking place tomorrow is Encounters Offside: The Fall and Rise of Scottish Football? at Fir Park at 7pm.

Tam Cowan chairs a panel of Motherwell legend Stevie Kirk, Dr Stuart Waiton, author of Snob’s Law: Criminalising Football Fans in an Age of Intolerance, and ’Well media manager Alan Burrows as they examine the current state of Scottish football and what fans can do to change it.

Bellshill Cultural Centre is hosting a graffiti art workshop run by artists David Walker and Isobel Thomson on Saturday, combining individual and collaborative work.

Stories in History Lunchtime Talks take place at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre, Motherwell, on Monday (October 21) and Wednesday, October 30.

For more information visit Encounters