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Last Monday at Waterstones, Monday 24 April, Waterstones Sauchiehall St

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It’s THE FIRST Last Monday at Waterstones! New venue, new catchment area, new blood, new time to start the evening – 7pm. Top floor in the cafe/bar. Rab Wilson – award winning poet, Scots language champion, journalist with The National and notorious whistle-blower is the headliner. First hour is open mic so what are you […]

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Scottish Writers’ Centre Poetry in Motion: Sharing & Discussing Poetry Films, CCA, Tuesday 25 April, 2017

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Tue 25 April 2017 7pm, Free (unticketed), Clubroom 18+ 0141 352 4900 Hosted by Lesley Traynor and Janet Crawford, Poetry In Motion offers up an evening of six short (approx. 4mins long) Poetry Films from Poets and Writers. Each film will be put into context and its production discussed. Discussion points will include: • What […]

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Glasgow Zine Fest 2017, CCA, Sat 29 April – Sun 30 April 2017

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Sat 29 April – Sun 30 April 2017 CCA Zine Fair – Sat: 11am-6pm / Sun: 10am-3pm All ages glasgowzinefest.com / 0141 352 4900 Glasgow Zine Fest is an independent publishing festival that champions DIY art and empowerment. Zines – self-made magazines – have their roots in punk and protest movements. The medium has become […]

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David F. Ross, The Man Who Loved Islands, Admiral Bar, Thursday, 20 April, 2017

On Thursday night, we'll be doing this...with Bobby Bluebell, Alistair Braidwood, Losing Ground and Dave Ross. Hope to see you there.

On Thursday night 20 April , …with Bobby Bluebell, Alistair Braidwood, Losing Ground and Dave Ross. Hope to see you there. Celebrating the launch of The Man Who Loved Islands by David F. Ross The Admiral, Waterloo St, City Centre, Glasgow – 7.30 p.m.

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Mayfesto, Tron Theatre, Glasgow, 9 – 31 May, 2017

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Mayfesto 2017 The Tron, 63 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HB 9-31 MAY 2017 Now very firmly fixed in the cultural calendar, Mayfesto is amini-festival of edgy and provocative new work – and this year’s theme is music..  Tron Creative is a strand of work that supports and nurtures emergent artists through a series of initiatives and […]

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What Do Short Stories Look Like, Scottish Writing Centre and Red Squirrel Press, CCA, Tuesday, 11 April 2017

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In Partnership with Red Squirrel Press Tuesday, 11 April 2017: Club Room at 7:00pm CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD Red Squirrel Press: What Do Short Stories Look Like? That’s for you to decide! Red Squirrel Press are keeping it fresh and continues to open many unexpected doors to the […]

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Catalyst Conversations on the Experimental Essay, Workshops, Submissions by 7 April, 2017

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   Experimental and Genre-Bending Essays Elizabeth Reader, Creative Writing Tutor, University of Glasgow is organizing a pair of catalyst conversations and workshops around Experimental and Genre-Bending Essays. This is a call for participants.  Elizabeth is seeking people who are interested in looking at experimental, cross-discipline forms as a way to finding the best way to […]

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Chris Brookmyre, Aye Write, Mitchell Library, 20 April, 2017

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Chris Brookmyre – Want You Gone 20th Apr 2017  •  6:30PM – 7:30PM  •  Mitchell Library A special event to launch his new novel: Want You Gone. We are pleased to welcome the winner of the McIlvanney prize for a special event to launch his new noel Want You Gone. Sam Morpeth is growing up […]

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Jo Nesbo, The Thirst, Aye Write, Mitchell Library, 18 April, 2017

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18th Apr 2017  •  6:30PM – 7:30PM  •  Mitchell Library Harry Hole is back! We are incredibly pleased to welcome back the number one best-selling author of The Snowman and Police with his latest novel The Thirst. Harry Hole is back! We are incredibly pleased to welcome back the number one best-selling author of The […]

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McSmörgåsbord by Lesley Riddoch, Book Launch, Serenity Cafe, Edinburgh, 18 Aprol, 2017

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18 April 2017  6.30 p.m. McSmörgåsbord book launch with journalist and broadcaster Lesley Riddoch. The Nordic countries have a veritable smörgåsbord of relationships with the European Union, from in to out to somewhere in between. So, what does that mean for Scotland? The unique combination of personal experience and experts’ insights give McSmörgåsbord its hands-on […]

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Fail Better: Once More With Feeling, McChuills, 13 April, 2017

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Almost all music this month, come dance and be danced with in dark cavern of McChuills… BOXFACE NATASHA JENKINS TABBY D BLISTERPAK THE BLACK DOVES and the whole night will be hosted by BORIS DAY As always, its free entry and any donations go straight to the artist’s bar tab. McChuills, 40 High Street, G1 […]

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New poetry collection: Black Cart by Jim Carruth, Launch 28 March, Cup Tearooms Virginia Court

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Published by Freight Books – email if attending the launch: info@freightbooks.co.uk Cup Tearooms, 5 Virginia Court, Glasgow G1 iTE Event on Facebook

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Southside Film presents: I, Daniel Blake at The Glad Cafe, Wednesday 29th March, 2017

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Wednesday 29 March, 2017   Southside Film presents a free screening of the award winning I, Daniel Blake with donations to the Glasgow South East Food Bank encouraged. Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) has worked as a joiner for most of his life in Newcastle. For the first time in his life he needs help from […]

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Washing Hugh MacDiarmid’s Socks by Magi Gibson, Book Launch, Waterstones Byres Road, Wednesday 5 April, 2017

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  Washing Hugh MacDiarmid’s Socks by Magi Gibson Waterstones Bookshop, 351-355 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8AU Wednesday 5 April, 7.30pm to 9.00pm. Magi Gibson’s poems have always resonated far beyond the usual literary echo chamber. She has that rare and enviable ability to reach new audiences and convert them to poetry. In this latest collection, […]

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GLITCH Film Festival Daniel Baker – Artist’s Talk in Conjunction with Intermedia Exhibition, CCA, Sat 25 March 2017

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Sat 25 March 2017 5pm, Free (unticketed), Cinema 14+ accompanied by an adult 0141 352 4900 Related CCA Events GLITCH Film Festival Fri 24 March — Sat 1 April 2017 GLITCH Film Festival Daniel Baker – Intermedia Exhibition Fri 24 March — Sun 2 April 2017 Daniel Baker, STORE, 2011. The artist Daniel Baker will […]

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Aye Write 2017: Introducing Debut Writers

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Apart from all the popular established authors in the Aye Write Programme you can find new authors destined to be the big names of the future. It’s always fun discovering new writers.  You will be fascinated hearing about their experience writing their debut books as they are introduced well known authors. Aye Write Introduces includes: […]

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Creative Conversations: Best-Selling Crime Writer Ian Rankin, University of Glasgow, Monday 20 March 2017

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Creative Conversations: Best-Selling Crime Writer Ian Rankin Monday 20 March, 2017 – 1 p.m. University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ  www.gla.ac.uk/events/creativeconversations/ Ian Rankin is one of Scotland’s most prolific crime writers. To date he has published 25 novels, two short story collections, one original graphic novel and […]

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Aye Write! Home Ground, new writing inspired by the Homeless Word Cup in Glasgow, 2016 review by Pat Byrne.

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It was full house for the launch of Aye Write, 2017, Home Ground, certain to be one of the most enjoyable and moving events of this year’s book festival. Home Ground is described as ‘a powerful and enduring collection of new writing from established authors, learners, students and tutors’ who have worked together in Glasgow […]

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Aye Write! Scottish Poetry Legends at National Library of Scotland Kelvinhall, 15 March, 2017

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National Library of Scotland, Kelvinhall International Sports Arena, 1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AW   6.30 p.m. Wednesday 15 March, 2017 Free event Professor Alan Riach from Glasgow University will present a personal selection from their archive of Scottish Poets on film which includes Liz Lochhead from the 1980s, Hugh MacDiarmid, even Maya Angelou on Burns. […]

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Dog Fight by Michael J. Malone, Book Launch, Waterstones Argyle Street, 30 March, 2017

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Creative Conversations, Polly Clark, University of Glasgow Chapel, Monday 13 March, 2017

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 Monday 13 March 2017, 1 p.m. University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ  www.gla.ac.uk/events/creativeconversations/ Polly Clark is an award-winning poet and novelist. She is the author of three poetry collections. Her forthcoming debut novel Larchfield (available March 2017) won the MsLexia Prize. She has won the Eric Gregory […]

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Aye Write! Chris Morgan Jones & Mick Herron – Our Kind of Spies, The Mitchell Library, 19th Mar 2017

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19th Mar 2017  •  6:30PM – 7:30PM  •  Mitchell Library In the wake of recent Le Carre adaptations of The Night Manager and Our Kind of Traitor, British espionage fiction is enjoying a bit of a renaissance. Here, we bring together two of the best writers in the genre. Chris Morgan Jones & Mick Herron […]

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Minoo Dinshaw & Andrew Hankinson – The Complexities of Biography, Mitchell Library, 11th Mar 2017 ,

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11th Mar 2017  •  4:45PM – 5:45PM  •  Mitchell Library Minoo Dinshaw and Andrew Hankinson are two authors who have written gripping and powerful portrayals of seemingly difficult biographical subjects… Minoo Dinshaw & Andrew Hankinson – The Complexities of Biography Two authors who have written gripping and powerful portrayals of seemingly difficult biographical subjects… Outlandish […]

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Aye Write! Chris Morgan Jones & Mick Herron – Our Kind of Spies, The Mitchell Library, 19th Mar 2017

espionage

19th Mar 2017  •  6:30PM – 7:30PM  •  Mitchell Library In the wake of recent Le Carre adaptations of The Night Manager and Our Kind of Traitor, British espionage fiction is enjoying a bit of a renaissance. Here, we bring together two of the best writers in the genre. In the wake of recent Le […]

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Aye Write! Cathi Unsworth & Martin Cathcart Froden – London Noir, Mitchell Library, Wednesday 15 March, 2017

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15th Mar 2017  •  6:30PM – 7:30PM  •  Mitchell Library London in the 1920s and 1940s provides the setting for these two delicious servings of Noir, Cathi Unworth’s Without the Moon is set London during the long, dark days of the Blitz: a city outwardly in ruins, weakened by exhaustion and rationing. But behind the […]

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Change! Zero Hours Contract, Writing by Young Writers and Activists, STUC. 16 March, 2017

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STUC, 333 Woodlands Road, G3 6NG Young Workers Learning Project Come along to celebrate the launch of this new book – written about and by people on zero hours contracts. Hear excerpts from the book by young writers and activists who will share their lives on zero hour contracts. Pinar Aksu, Community Development worker with […]

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The Cause of Thunder Play with David Hayman, discussion and book signing Oran Mor, Sunday 12 MARCH

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David Hayman’s tour of The Cause of Thunder. Discussion, book signing, and drinking in the bar after! Oran Mor 19.30PM Sunday 12 MARCH, 2017   Bob Cunningham, the ageing firebrand at the centre of Chris Dolan’s solo play, performed with partisan gusto by David Hayman Dolan’s sequel to his pre-referendum companion piece, The Pitiless Storm, […]

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Drama Queens Special: New Plays, Glasgow Womens’ Library, 8 March, 2017

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Drama Queens Special: New Plays at GWL 8th March at 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Free Drama Queens group launch Glasgow Women’s Library’s new shelf of women’s plays in dramatic style: Plays! Performance! Profiteroles! Over the last few months, award-winning theatre company Stellar Quines have been working with at Glasgow Women’s Library to ensure culturally […]

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Celebrate Rachel Corrie’s Life with Open Mic and Communal Singing, Glasgow Autonomous Space, Thursday, 16 March, 2017

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Celebration of Rachel Corrie’s life on the anniversary of her death. Rachel Corrie was an American peace activist killed in Gaza in 2003 by Israeli forces whilst she was defending a Palestinian home from demolition. She has become a symbol of hope and solidarity for many, but to me she was a friend and awesome […]

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Tag You’re Dead by Douglas Skelton, Waterstones Argyle Street, 4 May, 2017

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Tag You’re Dead by Douglas Skelton 4 May, 2017 Waterstones Argyle Street Tag You’re Dead – the second thriller in the Dominic Queste series Sam the butcher is missing, and maverick investigator Dominic Queste is on the case. But it’s not because he misses Sam’s prize-winning steak pies…A dangerous man has arrived in Glasgow. He’s […]

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