HELENSBURGH Library hosted an exhibition called 'Morning Glory', based on the book of Haiku — a form of Japanese poetry — by Alan Spence, illustrated by celebrated artist Dame Elizabeth Blackadder, in November.
The exhibition, which also featured Haiku jewellery by Sheana Stephen, opened on Saturday November 13 and continued until Tuesday November 30. All three were at the West King Street premises for the opening ceremony.
Alan Spence is a much loved novelist as well as being professor of creative writing at Aberdeen University. Dame Elizabeth is the Queen's Limber in Scotland and considered one of the country's finest artists. The exhibition will include her original artwork.
The name 'Morning Glory' is a popular Japanese flower. The book was edited by Lucinda Prestige and published, price £9.99, by Renaissance Press in which she and Helensburgh man David Bruce are partners. It is also available at Bookworms in East Clyde Street.