I'll be at Big Lit literary festival in Gatehouse of Fleet for our Dove Tales event, Too Many Weapons in Ukraine? at 1.30pm on Sunday 24th July in the Faed Gallery, Mill on the Fleet.

I'll be talking to the brilliant journalist, Jen Stout, who's been filing powerful and moving stories from Ukraine for the Sunday Post.

To book, click here:

My imprint, Fireopal Books, is publishing three new pamphlets - my own, Savage Stories; Ray Evans' Might As Well, I Can't Dance; and Colin Rutherford's Prentice Piece.

To order the books at £5 plus £1 p&p email Jean Rafferty:

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My short story, Didn't She Matter? inspired by the terrible death of asylum seeker Mercy Baguma in Glasgow, is one of the many stories and memoirs in Ghosts of the Early Morning Shift, a collection of radical prose edited by Jim Aitken and published by socialist co-operative, Culture Matters.

James Robertson, Gerda Stevenson, Andrew O'Hagan, Leela Soma and many more, including a beautiful story by Jim Aitken himself.

Available from the publisher directly.

Ghosts of the Early Morning Shift, edited by Jim Aitken, ISBN 978-1-912710-40-9, £12 plus p. and p.



Am delighted to be the subject of the latest in Harrison Hickman's Creative Interviews series. Read the interview on Harrison's website:

We're in a brand new era of publishing. Have a look at the trailer for Foul Deeds Will Rise, created by my brilliant nephew, Bob Rafferty

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