Published: 21/04/2017 07:00 - Updated: 14/04/2017 11:08

Ross-shire writer set to take editor's chair at literary magazine

Chris Powici (left) has handed over the reins of Northwords Now to Kenny Taylor
Chris Powici (left) has handed over the reins of Northwords Now to Kenny Taylor

A BLACK Isle-based writer is taking over the reins of a literary magazine serving the north of Scotland from the man who has edited it for the past seven years.

Kenny Taylor, a nature writer and speaker, takes over the hot seat at Northwords Now from Chris Powici.

Mr Taylor said he was “excited at the prospect” of the new challenge of taking over as editor of a magazine founded in 2005 by Rhoda Dunbar.

Mr Powici said: ““It has been a privilege and highly rewarding experience.”

Adrian Clark, chair of the board, thanked the funders, contributors, outlets and readers – and paid tribute to Mr Powici “for his excellent contribution as editor”.

The spring edition has recently been distributed throughout Scotland for free uptake by the public. Outlets include bookshops, coffee shops, art centres – amongst others – and over 200 branch libraries.

The current edition includes the inaugural edition of Tuath (north), an eight-page Gaelic supplement edited by Rody Gorman, which features new short stories, poetry and commentary – in Gaelic and English – by Maoilios Caimbeul and Pàdraig MacAoidh, Mary Montgomery and Alasdair Caimbeul, amongst others.

Tuath and its parent magazine Northwords Now are supported by Creative Scotland and Bòrd na Gaidhlig.

The magazine can be found online at www.northwordsnow.co.uk where writers can find out how to submit their poetry and prose.

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