For After-dinner Speeches contact: Speak Out – 0131-440-9226
With an international reputation as a prize-winning novelist, Ron Butlin is a former Edinburgh Makar / Poet Laureate (2008-2014). In 2009 he was made the first-ever Honorary Writing fellow (together with Ian Rankin) at Edinburgh University. Much of his poetry, as well as many of his novels and short stories, have been broadcast and translated into over a dozen languages. In addition to his plays for BBC radio and theatre, he has written seven opera libretti, three of them for Scottish Opera. He has given readings and talks all over the world.
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Now over to Ron –
This is my first proper website update for more than quite a while, and then some. Many apologies and please blame my e-ignorance and my skill at procrastination. Also, I’ve been very hard at work!
Over the course of 2016 I completed 3 new books that will be published this year – Billionaires’ Banquet (novel), Steve & FranDan Take on the World (novel for early teens) and Day of the Trolls! (verse for children).
Writing for kids is a new venture and I enjoy it so much! Especially having the chance to go to schools and festivals. It’s the beginnings of my second childhood, let’s hope!
As well as giving launch readings here and there in 2017, I will be appearing in several festivals including StAnza (5 March); Aye Write! (12 March, in Glasgow) and the Edinburgh International Book Festival (dates tbc)
Billionaires’ Banquet – Blackwell’s Bookshop, South Bridge, Edinburgh on 26 April at 6.30
Steve & FranDan Take on the World – Blackwell’s Bookshop, South Bridge, Edinburgh on 11 May at 6.30
A totally new venture: Immediately after an off-the-cuff speech I gave at a Back Room Dinner, I was approached and then signed up on the spot by an agency specialising in public speakers! I’m now on the books with John Sargeant, Brian Taylor and other media and sports stars. I’ve been dining and speaking ever since! See my immodest page on the agency website http://www.tmcentertainment.co.uk/speaker-index.html?speakerid=869&speakertypeid=37
(Contact – Speak Out: 0131-440-9226). Please feel free to book me!
By the way, my next after-dinner speech will be at the highly prestigious Merchant Company of Edinburgh Dinner on 3 March. 300 guests no less, so I’d better start polishing my off-the-cuff remarks!
My email is email@example.com I look forward to hearing from you, if you ever wish to get in touch!