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Equal Night launch of new collection of poems by Graham Fulton, Streetlevel Photoworks, 16 September, 2017

Equal Night a new collection of poems by Graham Fulton published by Salmon Poetry Streetlevel Photoworks Trongate 103, Glasgow G1 5HD, UK Saturday 16 September , 2017 7pm ‘His myriad sometimes quirky tabulation of objects fashions and local people in action has made Graham Fulton’s poetry a distinct personal telling of urban culture in the […]

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Chavela, GFT, 28 September, 2017

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Co-directors Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi interweave candid stories told by Mexican ranchera singer Chavela Vargas and those closest to her in this multi-faceted biographical film. An incomparable performer, she was also a lesbian woman who defied all social expectations, revolutionising music and challenging the stereotypical macho and hetero cultural norms of the times. This […]

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Ten Writers Telling Lies, Mackintosh Club, Helensburgh Sunday 5 November, 2017 2 p.m.

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Sunday 5 November, 201 – 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Mackintosh Club, 40/2 Sinclair Street, Helensburgh G84 8SU (2 mins from Helensburgh Train Station) Ten Writers Telling Lies is a unique collaboration combining music and writing – which has resulted in a book and accompanying CD. Ten writers have written stories and poems connected with, […]

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George Monbiot, Aye Write, 21 October, 2017

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George Monbiot discusses his new book Out of the Wreckage and provides analysis of political movements with the focus and direction required to change the world. Mainstream politics is stuck, torn between the redundant doctrines of Keynesianism and neoliberalism. Neither have much to offer a world facing environmental collapse, civic breakdown and a gathering crisis […]

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Christopher Brookmyre in discussion with Prof Louise Welsh, University of Glasgow, 19 September, 2017

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Professor Louise Welsh, University of Glasgow Creative Writing in discussion with award winning author Christopher Brookmyre. 19 September, 2017 , 6 p.m. – 8 .p.m. Free event Register Online University of Glasgow John McIntyre Building Room 201 (ground floor) G12 8QQ Glasgow

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Sixth Annual Govanhill Baths Poetry Splash, 20 September, 2017

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Back again for a 6th year, the annual Poetry Splash has brought together some of Scotlands finest poets and spoken word performers. Past events have included Liz Lochhead, Tom Leonard, Hollie McNish, Jenny Lindsay and many others. This year performing will be: Victoria McNulty, Jim Ferguson, Calum Rodger and Leyla Josephine and more to be […]

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Creative Conversations, Alasdair Gray, University of Glasgow, 2 October, 2017

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Novelist Alasdair Gray University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ Monday 2 October, 2017 1 – 2 PM University Chapel Free & Open to the Public Alasdair Gray is a Scottish writer and artist. His most acclaimed work is his novel, Lanark, published in 1981. It is now regarded as a classic, and […]

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Glasgow Doors Open Days Glasgow School of Art, Restoring Mackintosh Building, 11 September 2017

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Conservation Philosophy: A case study – The Mackintosh Building Restoration Project The Glasgow School of Art 11 September, 2017 Reid Building, 167 Renfrew Street Glasgow G3 6RQ A lecture and panel talk discussing the conservation philosophy guiding the work undertaken to conserve, restore and rebuild the Mackintosh Building, returning it to use as a working […]

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Wild Women Writing Workshop with Magi Gibson, Glasgow West End 24 October – 8 December, 2017

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New course for autumn 2017 in Glasgow Wild Women Workshop – 8 week course Tuesdays 7 – 9.30 p.m. 24th October – 12th December 2017 What Happens At The Wild Women Writing Course What People Say About The Wild Women Training Courses Do you feel stifled? In a rut? Lacking in self-belief? Want to write […]

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The Growing Season by Helen Sedgwick, Launch at Waterstones Argyle Street, 7 September, 2017

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Helen Sedgwick will be launching my new novel, The Growing Season, in Glasgow at Waterstones Argyle Street. The event will be chaired by the brilliant Heather McDaid with a reading, Q&A, wine and nibbles. Information at Waterstones Here’s the blurb of the book: Now anyone can have a baby. With FullLife’s safe and affordable healthcare […]

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He Said She Said I Said, New Writing Scotland launch Waterstones Byres Rd, 6 September, 2017

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6 September, 2017 7.30 – 8.30 p.m. Waterstones Byres Road will host the launch of the latest edition of New Writing Scotland. New Writing Scotland is the principal forum for poetry and short fiction in Scotland today. Edited by Diana Hendry and Susie Maguire, She Said He Said I Said includes new work from forty-eight […]

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Gail Honeyman, Byres Road Book Festival, Waterstones, 22 September, 2017

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Waterstones Byres Road, 22 September 7p.m. Gail Honeyman will be at Waterstones, Byres Road as part of the Byres Road Book Festival, when she will talk about her incredible debut novel ‘Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine’ While Gail was writing Eleanor Oliphant, it was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize as a work in […]

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How to Get Published? Scottish Writers Centre, Tuesday, 24 October, 2017

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Calling all writers. Are you ready to get published! The Scottish Writers’ Centre in Partnership with Red Squirrel Press are hosting a publishing panel of literary experts in response to writers who want to publish a book or learn about how to make it into print. The panel, a group of literary experts will answer […]

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Women With Fierce Words Launch, The Griffin, 11 September, 2017

On the first day of the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe, fifteen women gathered in front of the Scottish Poetry Library in Crichton’s Lane in the heart of the Canongate of Edinburgh. They had answered a call to come and perform their poetry on the street, share their words. No censorship, no self -censorship, a group of […]

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Creative Conversations, Monday Lunchtimes, University of Glasgow Chapel

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Autumn, 2017 University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ Leila Aboulela – Mon 25th September, 2017  First Creative Conversations Guest Autumn Programme 2017 University Chapel  – Monday 25 Sepeber, 2017 – 1 pm. All Welcome! Free! Bring your lunch Novelist Alasdair Gray University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building […]

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An Evening with Val McDermid hosted by Louise Welsh, Waterstones Sauchiehall Street, 30 August, 2017

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Wednesday, 30 August, 2017 – 6.45 p.m. Celebrating the launch of the 10th book in the Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series. This will be a great evening of ‘thrilling chat’ between two of Scotland’s most popular crime and thriller authors, Val McDermid and Louise Welsh. Number one bestseller, Val McDermid returns with her pulse-pounding, […]

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Louise Welsh, Sara Sheridan and surprise author, Byres Road Book Festival, 24 September, 2017

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24 September, 2017 5.30 – 6.30 p.m. Hillhead Library, 348 Byres Rd, Glasgow G12 8AP At Bloody Scotland Festival twelve of Scotland’s best crime writers use the sinister side of the country’s built heritage in stories which are gripping, chilling and redemptive. Louise Welsh and Sara Sheridan will be joined by a surprise author to […]

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Tendai Huchu, Byres Road Book Festival, Sunday 24 September, 2017

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12.30 – 1.30 p.m. Hillhead Library, 348 Byres Rd, Glasgow G12 8AP Tendai Huchu’s first novel The Hairdresser of Harare was released in 2010 to critical acclaim, and has been translated into French, German, Spanish and Italian. His multi-genre short stories and nonfiction have appeared in the Manchester Review, Interzone, Space and Time Magazine, Ellery Queen […]

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Glasgow Writers: Kevin Scott

Herald business writer Kevin Scott at the Necropolis in Glasgow with a copy of his new book - Dead Cat Bounce.

Kevin Scott is a Glasgow-based author and journalist. His debut novel ‘Dead Cat Bounce’ was published in May, 2017. It tells the story of two estranged brothers forced into reconciliation when the coffin containing their 11 year-old half-brother is stolen the day before his funeral, ‘Dead Cat Bounce’ has been well-received and was shortlisted for The Sceptre Prize. A graduate of the University […]

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Byres Road Book Festival 2017, Kevin Scott, Andrew Ferguson And Margot Mccuaig, Waterstones, 21 September, 2017

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Thunderpoints Are Go… Thunderpoint Publishing authors Andrew C Ferguson, Margot McCuaig and Kevin Scott get dark, menacing and surprisingly funny for this year’s Byres Road Book Festival. Join them on September 21st at Waterstones as they get to their heart of their Glaswegian and Edinburgh characters and settings. The three authors, whose novels incorporate missing […]

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Dogtooth, GFT, 21 August, 2017

This screening will be preceded by a short introduction and followed by an accessible and informal post-screening discussion hosted by James Mooney, lecturer in film and philosophy (Centre for Open Learning, University of Edinburgh). In Greece, three siblings are trapped in their suburban home by parents who inform them that they cannot leave until their […]

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Tapsalteerie, Mitchell Library, 30 September, 2017

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In Scotland there was a folklore tradition, prior to the reformation to hold a Festival of Unreason, presided over by a character known, variously, as the Lord of Misrule or more usually, in Scotland, the Abbot of Unreason. This was a topsy-turvy event, where the normal order of things changed for the duration. This is […]

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Vagabond Voices The Possibilities of Translation, CCA, Wed 16 August 2017

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CCA Wed 16 August 2017 7pm, Free but ticketed, Cinema All ages Book online / 0141 352 4900 This talk looks at four fundamental questions: Is translation possible? What is a good translation? Who benefits from translation? Is translation an exercise in uncertainty or an obstacle to communication? In this hour-long talk, Allan Cameron employs a […]

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Bloody Scotland, Stirling, 8 – 10 September, 2017

Download the Brochure (PDF) Gala Opening, McIlvanney Prize and Torchlight Procession Stirling Castle, Great Hall. Bloody Scotland 2017 opens in the magnificent splendour of the Great Hall of Stirling Castle with a truly unique event that offers you the chance to rub shoulders with some of the biggest names in crime fiction. Your golden ticket […]

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Byres Road Book Festival, 21 – 25 September, 2017

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Byres Road Book Festival returns for its second year with a fabulous programme of readings, discussions and conversations. These will take place between 22 – 25 September, 2017 at  three local venues: The Oxfam Bookshop, Hillhead Library and Waterstones Byres Road.  www.byresroadbookfestival.com EVENTS AT OXFAM BOOKSHOP Christopher Brookmyre 22nd September, 2017 – Hillhead Library, 348 […]

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Musical Night in Memory of Suzanne Phinn, St Louis Partick, 24 August, 2017

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With Linda Jackson and guests. Music and poetry in memory of Suzanne. Get in touch with Linda if you would like to read a poem. Linda Jaxson on Facebook St Louis, 734 Dumbarton Rd, Glasgow G11 6RD  

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Tom Leonard, In Process Masterclass Scottish Writers Centre, CCA, 12 September, 2017

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‘In Process’ Masterclass with Tom Leonard Tom Leonard first became known for his four phonetic poetry sequences published 1969-79, featuring uncompromised and exacting representation of working class speech in Glasgow and the west of Scotland. Following from Hamilton Finlay in Scotland and Carlos Williams in America this was the first time such language and its […]

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Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty, Book Launch, Waterstones Sauchiehall Street, Thursday 10 August, 2017

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An evening with novelist, playwright and scriptwriter Bernard MacLaverty as he launches one of his best works yet ‘Midwinter Break.’ Waterstones, 153-157 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3EW Tickets are FREE but places must be reserved by calling 0141 332 9105 or by speaking to a bookseller in Waterstones. ‘Midwinter Break is a work of extraordinary […]

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Mary Irvine’s Blog: Review of ‘A Murder of Crows’ – A Debut Novel by Ian Skewis

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Have to admit I am not a great reader of the detective novel. However, in order to write a review one does not have to be such. One can review any book on its literary merit. I did, as a teenager – some years ago, own and read those of Agatha Christie. My confession is […]

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Wildest of All by P.K. Lynch, Book Launch, The Elphinstone Hotel, Biggar,31 August, 2017

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Book Launch for PK Lynch’s second novel Wildest of All The Elphinstone Hotel, 145 High St, Biggar, ML12 6DL Thursday, 31 August, 2017 at 8 p.m. Free – Register for ticket. *Please bring your Eventbrite ticket with you to the book launch Blurb: The Donnelly family are a tight-knit bunch, but when one of their […]

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