Edinburgh Event for our
Anthology, Bridges Or Walls?
7pm, Tuesday 26th November
West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh
Radical bookshop, Lighthouse Books, once again hosts Dove Tales for the Edinburgh launch of our anthology.
Owner Mairi Christine Oliver gave us a warm welcome last year and we're looking forward to another great night this year.
If you can't wait till launch night Mairi will have copies of the book in stock during Edinburgh's Radical Book Fair, from 14th to 17th November.
Flight of the Kurds
7pm, Tuesday 10th December
Scotia Bar, Stockwell Street
Image courtesy of Ton Hendriks.
President Trump's abrupt decision to pull American troops out of Kurdish Syria has led to tens of thousands of Kurds fleeing military attack by Turkish forces.
Around 28 percent of the total Kurdish population are now refugees or internally displaced persons.
While we in Dove Tales believe the use of military force is wrong and support President Trump's desire to reduce his country's military interventionism, his sudden decision - knowing that President Erdogan of Turkey was likely to attack once US troops had withdrawn - has led to deaths, kidnappings, beatings, looting by the Syrian national forces acting on behalf of Turkey - and hundreds of thousands of people living in the squalid conditions of refugee camps.
Our event is intended to raise funds for Kurdish refugees. We will be holding a raffle and making a collection for Heyva Sor, the beautifully named charity which aids Kurdish refugees.
News soon of the musicians, poets and writers who will provide an inspiring and entertaining evening.
And as always at the Scotia Bar, we will be providing free sandwiches.
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