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One Town, One Book: Summer reading initiative featuring local author launches in Dingwall

Dingwall Community Library, Picaresque Books, and local publishing company Sandstone Press are delighted to be partnering to encourage everyone in Dingwall to read Wah!, a witty, honest memoir by local author Cynthia Rogerson, this summer.

One Town, One Book is a community reading initiative which aims to get a town reading and discussing the same book, as well as supporting independent bookshops.

Dingwall’s first One Town, One Book project will include online and in person book club discussions, media interviews, readings and signings during June and July. Posters and other promotional materials are available to local businesses from Sandstone Press, while books and free bookmarks are available to readers from Picaresque Books and the library from June 16th.

Author Cynthia Rogerson is ‘hugely excited, and more importantly - my mother is over the moon, in her posthumous way. I’m so proud of you, she’d say.’

Robert Davidson, Managing Director at Sandstone Press, says ‘I am doubly pleased that Cynthia Rogerson’s wonderfully readable book, Wah!, is to be the subject of our first One Town, One Book collaboration. Not only has Cynthia been an incredibly positive force for creative writing in our area, but Dingwall is also where Sandstone Press was founded.’

David Duguid, owner of Picaresque Books, says ‘For a book-shop or library it is always good to have the chance to celebrate a local writer or a local publisher and therefore to do both is a very satisfying slam-dunk occasion. Here in the Highlands there is an avid, knowledgeable and evaluative readership keen to support literary endeavours both in their local areas and Scotland wide.’

Local Library Supervisor Carmen Garcia-Pagan is equally pleased. ‘We are delighted to be involved with the One Town, One Book project celebrating Cynthia Rogerson’s new book. It’s always a pleasure to see her, she’s visited our book groups on a number of occasions where they have read and discussed some of her other works, so we’re really looking forward to reading her memoir.’

Join Cynthia Rogerson, Sandstone and Picaresque Books at Dingwall Community Library on July 5th at 6.30pm for an author talk and Q&A. All welcome. The event is free, but please RSVP to info@sandstonepress.com or click attending on Facebook.

Cynthia will also be available to sign copies of Wah! at Picaresque on the afternoon of June 25th as part of The Bookseller Association’s Independent Bookshop Week. Further information will be available from www.sandstonepress.com and Facebook closer to the event.

Further events will be announced on SandstonePress.com throughout the summer, and will be shared in the Sandstone Press newsletter - subscribe via Mailchimp.

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