Books, Talks, Poetry Events.

Books, talks and poetry events. Glasgow has everything on offer for lovers of literature, including major book festivals, book launches, poetry slams and spoken word open mics.

Plenty to choose from with events showcasing new talent as well as acclaimed writers and poets.

Kerry Hudson’s Lowborn Tour, The Mitchell review Pat Byrne

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Lowborn – Poverty in Britain Today It really is absolutely hellish: ‘We live in the world’s sixth-richest economy but one-fifth of us live in poverty’. Kerry Hudson. Kerry Hudson’s Lowborn Tour isn’t your usual book launch – her book ‘Lowborn – Poverty in Britain Today’, alongside tour events, aims to inform people about just what […]

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | Filed under: Book and Event Reviews, Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Seeds of Thought – Creative Writing

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Tuesday, 21 May, 2019, 6 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD Creative writing – a chance to explore the power or fun of words. All welcome beginners and veterans. Free! Look forward to seeing you there! Event on Facebook

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Monday, May 20, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, Classes and Workshops

Richard Holloway ‘Waiting for the Last Bus’ review Mary Irvine

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Tuesday 14th May 2019 Booked! Festival of Words, West Dunbartonshire For several years now the ‘Booked! Booked! West Dunbartonshire Festival of Words has commenced its series of events with the Alistair Pearson Lecture at the Millennium Hall, Gartocharn. This year a tribute to this extraordinary man was given by James Macrea who gave a brief […]

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Look Who’s Talking Now with Des Dillon

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Tuesday 21 May, 2019 – 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Scottish Writers Centre So you’re a novelist wanting to try poetry or drama. Or a dramatist thinking about short stories. You want to try something else. Or writing for the first time. Des Dillon discusses how he moves from one medium to another and one […]

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Sunday, May 19, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Helen Fitzgerald and Doug Johnstone at Waterstones Sauchiehall St

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Thursday, 27 June, 2019 at 7 p.m. Helen Fitzgerald and Doug Johnstone in conversation discussing their new novels ‘Worst Case Scenario’ and ‘Breakers’. This event is free but places are limited so please register via the ticket link on Facebook Page asap. Doors will open at 6:30 PM for a 7 PM start. Helen FitzGerald […]

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Book Launch: ‘this exquisite corpse’ Tawnya Renelle

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Tuesday, 28 May, 2019 6pm – 8 pm This exquisite corpse book launch and poetic sexploration Katie’s Bar, 17 John Street, Glasgow G1 1HP Tawnya Renelle launches her new book “this exquisite corpse” in Glasgow. She will be reading from her book and asking you to participate in an interactive second half of the evening […]

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Some Distant Day with Cheeky Besom Productions

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Sunday 30 June 2019 Jim Ferguson and Vincent Hunter’s short film-essay on Scottish culture and history CCA 7pm, Free (unticketed), Clubroom 18+ 0141 352 4900 Cheeky Besom Productions: ‘Artists with Attitude’ are cordially inviting you to an evening of birlin gallus watergaws and hope you’ll join us in causing a stromash. ‘Come and sing a different […]

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Dialogue: Niven Govinden and Season Butler

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Thursday May 23, 209 11 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. John Smith Book Shop, University of Glasgow,  The Fraser Building, 65 Hillhead Street, Glasgow G12 8QF Exciting event with Niven Govinden and Season Butler launching new books by Dialogue Books (a publisher of books for, about, by #BAME #LGBTQI+ #disability & #workingclass communities.) Praise for Niven […]

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Saturday, May 18, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, LGBT Glasgow

Robin Lloyd-Jones ‘A life in books’ Helensburgh Library

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 Wednesday 29th May, 2019 7 p.m. An Evening with local author… Robin Lloyd-Jones A life in Books’ at the Helensburgh Library Free entry/refreshments Since June 2018 a group of friends have gathered once a week in the Helensburgh Library to encourage and support each other in their writing. It is not a club so has no membership […]

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Thursday, May 16, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, Mary Irvine: Writer and Philhellene

Aye Write presents Paul Mason

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16th May 2019  •  6:30PM – 7:30PM  •  Mitchell Library The author and broadcaster introduces Clear Bright Future: A Radical Defence of the Human Being A passionate defence of humanity and a work of radical optimism from the international bestselling author of Postcapitalism. How do we preserve what makes us human in an age of […]

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Henry Bell, Booked Festival 2019

Wednesday, 15 May, 2019 7 p.m. Henry Bell at Dalmuir Library 10 Lennox Pl, Clydebank G81 4LX Henry Bell “John Maclean: Hero of Red Clydeside “ Historical topics are a perennial favourite of Booked! and this year they feature Henry Bell exploring the life of the Red Clydeside legend, John Maclean. He will look at the […]

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Micaela Maftei and Laura Tansley Collaborative Writing Workshops

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The Collaboration Process and Inspiration Micaela Maftei and Laura Tansley have been working and writing together since meeting as PhD students at the University of Glasgow. Their essays and short fiction have been published in a variety of places including Gutter Magazine, Kenyon Review Online, and Short Fiction in Theory and Practice. Together they co-edited the collection Writing Creative […]

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Margaret Atwood – Live in Cinemas

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10 September, 2019 GFT On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait is over…. The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed. The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor. The publication of Atwood’s The […]

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Polly Clark, Booked Festival 2019

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Alexandria Library – Friday 17 May 2019 Polly Clark presents her latest novel “Tiger”. Polly visited Siberia so that she would have a direct experience of the extraordinary environment that this apex predator reigns over. Alexandria Library Gilmour Street, Alexandria, G83 0DA Last few tickets remaining Book Festival Events Eventbrite www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/booked2019  

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Dialogue Road Show

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23 May, 2019 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Discover Dialogue with the SWC and Dialogue Books  · Hosted by Scottish Writers’ Centre Spearheaded by publisher Sharmaine Lovegrove, Dialogue Books is home to a variety of stories from illuminating voices often excluded from the mainstream. The imprint has built its foundations on the idea that through storytelling […]

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Anne Donovan Scottish Writers Centre

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Image credit: Alan Dimmick. Tuesday, 4 June, 2019,  7 – 9 p.m. Scottish Writers Centre, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD Anne Donovan will read from her work and talk about the importance of voice in her fiction, and the process of writing in different Scots voices. Anne Donovan is the author of the short […]

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Kathleen Winter, Creative Conversations

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(Larry D. Moore [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)] Monday 13 May, 2019 1 – 2 p.m. An extra-curricular #CreativeConversations event for May! @colinjherd will be in conversation with award-winning novelist, short story-writer and non-fiction writer, Kathleen Winter (@supremetronic) on Mon 13th May, 1-2 Free & Open to the Public University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill […]

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Thoughts and Reflections in Poetry and Song with David Nicoll

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Tuesday 28 May, 2019 Glasgow Literary Lounge, Calton Bar May’s monthly featured showcase at the Glasgow Literary Lounge with poet and musician, David Nicoll who recently returned to Scotland after living in South Africa for more than thirty-six years. Nicoll will be launching his new publication, Thoughts & Reflections Volume 3, (Amazon KDP, 2019). In […]

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Thursday, May 9, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Crossways Irish Scottish Cultural and Literary Festival Roseanne Watt & Kate Newmann

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Literary Lunchtime Wednesday 8 June, 2019 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. BAAD Backyard, Calton Entry, 54 Calton Entry, Glasgow G40 2SB Roseanne Watt is a poet, filmmaker and musician from Shetland. She is poetry editor for the online literary magazine The Island Review. She was the winner of the 2015 Outspoken Poetry Prize (Poetry in Film) and runner-up […]

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Free Comic Book Day, City Centre Comics

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Saturday, 4 May, 2019 City Centre Comics, 37 Ruthven Lane, G12 9BG Free Comic Book Day 2019 A large selection of the free comics on offer this year! Free comic grab bag! 20% off all sets 20% off all t-shirts! Selected Marvel/DC action figures reduced! A free copy of DC Year Of The Villain #1 […]

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Friday, May 3, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, Kids and young people, Shopping

Booked Festival Wendy Erskine

Saturday, 18 May, 2019 – 4 – 5.30 p.m. West Dunbartonshire Festival of Words Dumbarton Library, Strathleven Place, Dumbarton G82 1BD Sweet Home is the debut short story collection of Wendy Erskine which has aroused great interest and critical acclaim. A reclusive cult-rock icon ends his days in the street where he was born; a […]

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Hungry Cities, Redesigning Our Relationship to Food

13 June, 2019 6 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. CCA A panel discussion examining the role of design in changing our relationship to food, in which we talk to those who have radically redesigned elements of the Scottish food system. In this panel discussion, we examine what role design can play in changing our relationship to […]

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Poverty in Britain today – Kerry Hudson’s Lowborn Tour

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Thursday, 16 May, 2019 – 4.30 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. The Mitchell Library Kerry Hudson in conversation with Darren McGarvey, on poverty and class in the UK – Kerry Hudson’s Lowborn We are delighted to be part of award winning author Kerry Hudson’s book tour. Her latests book – LOWBORN – is a powerful, personal, agenda […]

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Monday, April 29, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Crossways -Irish/Scottish Cultural and Literary Festival Glasgow

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7 – 11 May, 2019 The particular aim of the second annual Crossways is to foster and expand the rather weak literary links between Ireland and Scotland across the North Channel. It brings together notable Irish writers, musicians, and cultural figures – from both North and South – together with their Scottish peers, in a well-planned and well-balanced Festival […]

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Graham Fulton – Glitches of Mortality Book Launch

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Saturday 8th of June, 2019 at 7:30 PM Glitches of Mortality published by Pindrop Press which is the 16th book of poems by Graham Fulton Project Cafe,  134 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6ST It’s a free event BYOB. ‘This absolute belter of a book’ Donny O’Rourke

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Express Yourself, Tell it Slant

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Friday 26 April, 2019 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. April Express Yourself brings you talent from all over the world this month and you’ll not want to miss it. French poet Dr Claire Trévien will read from her new publication ‘Brain Fugue’. Plus usual 10 poets giving you 10 minutes of poetry and it is just […]

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

School for Civic Imagination CCA

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3 May, 2019, 2.30 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. On The Reasons of Schooling Explore ‘the educational turn’ through analysing the use of school formats within the arts. Moderated by Jason Bowman with Alternative School of Economics, School of Engaged Art, Beta-Local and the School for Civic Imagination. Free (unticketed) / All ages CCA 350 Sauchiehall […]

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Friday, April 19, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art, Park Road, Glasgow

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Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art 56 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JF Email Telephone: 0141 334 3444 www.thistle-gallery.com Now in its third year, Thistle Gallery continues to offer its ever growing client base wonderful and affordable art from an eclectic range of Scottish Contemporary Artists. Carol Dunbar – Gallery Owner feature on glasgowwestend.co.uk New Vibrant Show […]

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Joe Hullait, Scot Squad Writer at QMU

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Tuesday, 16 April, 2019 5.30 p.m.- 7.30 p.m. The writer and creator of BBC Scotland’s Scot Squad will be giving a talk and answering questions about writing TV comedy. Scot Squad is a comedy / mockumentary following the first Unified Scottish Police Force. It is on its fifth series. Scot Squad first aired on 27 October […]

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Creative Conversations, Kathleen Winter

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Monday 13th May, 2019, 1 – 2 p.m. Free & Open to the Public University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ Colin J. Herd will be in conversation with award-winning novelist, short story-writer and non-fiction writer, Kathleen Winter. All welcome More about Creative Conversations

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Monday, April 15, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

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