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Monday, February 20, 2012

Roncadora Poets at the Green Tea House

 from Jean Atkin

The perfect setting of The Green Tea House in Moniaive will host a reading from poets published by Dumfries and Galloway’s award-winning Roncadora Press on Saturday 3 March at 7pm. Tickets are £6, available from 01848 200099. 

from left - Hugh McMillan, Hugh Bryden, Andy Forster, Jean Atkin, Rab Wilson
The audience can expect varied and engaging poetry delightfully complemented by a free glass of wine and canapés created by The Green Tea House. Hot drinks will also be available.. Roncadora Press is owned and managed by Hugh Bryden, renowned artist, teacher, writer – and increasingly well-regarded publisher. Roncadora Press was shortlisted in 2008 for the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award for Pamphlet Poetry with Hugh’s own pamphlet ‘If Ah Could Talk tae the Airtists’; then won the prize in 2009 with well- published poet Hugh McMillan’s ‘Postcards from the Hedge’, and was shortlisted again in 2011 with Jean Atkin’s ‘Lost at Sea’. Roncadora has also been successful in the prestigious Michael Marks Poetry Pamphlet competition, shortlisted in 2010 with ‘Devorgilla’s Bridge’ by Hugh McMillan and again in 2011 with a selection of work by the poets reading at this event. 

The reading at the Green Tea House will feature work by Jean Atkin, Hugh Bryden, Andrew Forster, Hugh McMillan and Rab Wilson. They will read from their recently published work, but also provide a taster of new poems on their way to publication, and talk about the process.


  1. Ooh, I hope we're better by then.

  2. Really hope you are Titus. Hope to see you for a health giving glass. x