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KILLIE COMIC CON LI B R AR I E S Meet the Author - Denise Mina Pat Young In conversation with Caro Ramsay Spy Quest - An Update with David Goutcher SAT 18 NOV · 10.15-10.30AM · 12NOON-12.15PM · 1.45PM-2PM · FREE DICK INSTITUTE & GRAND HALL Breaking News FBI name Jewel thief Franco Rodriguez as suspect in the Hope Diamond heist. There will be three separate briefings for 3 groups of budding agents lasting approximately 10 minutes. We are excited to have David Goutcher, the author of Spy Quest: The Cursed Diamond at the Dick Institute and Grand Hall to deliver the updates about Franco Rodriguez. The Cursed Diamond book is one of the first in the world to incorporate augmented reality triggers that bring the book to life when using the free Spy Quest app. David will be signing copies of his books in the library between briefings. Everyone will have an opportunity to purchase a signed copy of either of the Spy Quest books which are Polybius - The Urban Legend and The Cursed Diamond. Both are £6.99 34 Writing Workshop with Magic Torch's Paul Bristow SAT 18 NOV · 1.15PM-2.15PM · £5 DICK INSTITUTE Paul writes children's fiction, folk-tales and comics, sometimes all at once! His first children’s book, The Superpower Project was short-listed for the Kelpies Prize in 2014 and published in 2016. He has worked in community development for over twenty years and is one of the founders of literacy based social enterprise Magic Torch Comics. If he could have a superpower of his own, it would be reverse parking. You can find him on Twitter: @pjbristow or @magictorchcomix BOX OFFICE: 01563 554900 THU 23 NOV · 7PM · £2 DICK INSTITUTE We are delighted to welcome, previous Imprint Writing Award winner, Pat Young to discuss her first novel Till the Dust Settles. Pat grew up in Ayrshire and spent her entire career teaching. She has always loved reading but only took up writing six years ago. For all the budding writers out there, dreams can come true – come along and hear how Pat made it happen. Pat will be in conversation with Caro Ramsay author of the Anderson & Costello thrillers. Cal Flyn & Karl Geary - Debut Authors with a Difference MON 27 NOV · 7PM · £5 DICK INSTITUTE Two debut authors, two mesmerising stories. Cal Flyn was very proud when she discovered that her ancestor, Angus McMillan, had been a pioneer of colonial Australia. However, when she dug deeper, she began to question her pride as McMillan had played a dark role in Australia's bloody history. Thicker Than Water combines memoir, history, travelogue and lyrical nature writing. Unfolding in the sea-bright, rain-soaked Dublin of early spring, Montpelier Parade by Karl Geary is a beautiful, cinematic novel about desire, longing, grief, hope and the things that remain unspoken. It is about how deeply we can connect with one another, and the choices we must also make alone. THU 30 NOV · 7PM · £5 DICK INSTITUTE We are delighted to welcome back critically acclaimed author Denise Mina. Denise will discuss her recent publication The Long Drop which is based on true events. The Long Drop is an extraordinarily unsettling, evocative and compelling novel from a writer at the height of her powers. William Watt wants answers about his family’s murder. Peter Manuel has them. But Peter Manuel is a liar. William Watt is an ordinary businessman, a fool, a social climber. Peter Manuel is a famous liar, a rapist, a criminal. He claims he can get hold of the gun used to murder Watt’s family. One December night in 1957, Watt meets Manuel in a Glasgow bar to find out what he knows…. "A masterpiece by the woman who may be Britain’s finest living crime novelist" Daily Telegraph Imprint 2017 Writing Award Prize Giving FRI 1 DEC · 7PM · £2 DICK INSTITUTE Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a wonderful variety of talented writers read from their own work in what is sure to be another entertaining and inspiring evening. The winning entries will be announced during the evening and prizes presented by Zöe Strachan and staff of Glasgow University’s Edwin Morgan Centre for Creative Writing. eastayrshireleisure.com 35