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.

I Remember It Well Symposium, Paisley

Paisley Arts Centre, 15 New St, Paisley PA1 1EZ Thursday 1 November, 2018 The  ‘I Remember It Well!’ symposium will bring together academics, practitioners from community learning and community groups to discuss the role of archive film in remembering, building life-narratives and to promote wellbeing. Further details

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Friday, September 21, 2018 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, Cinema, Community event

The Scottish Witchfinder by Jacqueline Smith

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Book Launch The Scottish Witchfinder by Jacqueline Smith ‘Where Scottish African and Jamaican History meet’ 18 October, 2018 ay 7.30 p.m. Waterstones, 351 – 355 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8AU www.flemingpublications.com Also at The Rum Shack 657 Pollokshaws Road. Glasgow 31 October 0141 237 4432  

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John Maclean, Hero of Red Clydeside by Henry Bell

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Book Launch,Waterstones, 153 – 157 Sauchiehall Street  Glasgow  G2 3EW 23 October, 2018,  7 p.m. Join Henry Bell in conversation with Vannessa Collingridge as they discuss Henry’s new book on John Maclean. Event is free but please register. Or, if you can’t make it, order the book online. Pluto Press and Waterstones are delighted to […]

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Thursday, September 20, 2018 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Hollie McNish OranMor

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10 October, 2018, Doors 7 p.m. Event starts 7.30 p.m. The Venue, OranMor, Top of Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8QX With Benjamin Zephaniah stating ‘I can’t take my ears off her’, Kate Tempest describing her poetry as ‘welcoming, galvanising and beautiful’ and fans ranging from Robin Ince, Pink and Tim Minchen, Ted Hughes Award winner […]

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Three Kinds of Kissing by Helen Lamb Book Launch

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Waterstones Byres Road Friday 21 September, 2018, 7.30 p.m. The Glasgow launch of Helen Lamb’s first and only novel, Three Kinds of Kissing, published by Vagabond, will be Friday,  21st September at Waterstone’s, Byres Road, Glasgow at 7.30pm Helen, an award-winning short story writer and poet died suddenly, unexpectedly and prematurely in spring 2017 just […]

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

After He Died Book Launch, Michael J Malone

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Waterstones, 153-157 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3EW Friday 28 September, 2018 at 7 p.m. Waterstones welcomes back award winning author Michael J Malone with his beautifully written new title After He Died. Michael Malone is a prize-winning poet and author who was born and brought up in the heart of Burns’ country. He has published over […]

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Stuart Paterson, Write on Cue!

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Tuesday 25th September 2018 at 7:00 pm The Project Cafe, 134 Renfrew St, Glasgow G3 6ST Scottish Writers Centre In 2017, Stuart was appointed BBC Scotland’s Poet in Residence, a joint venture between the BBC and the Scottish Poetry Library. During the course of his residency, Stuart’s remit was to write up to fifteen commissioned poems […]

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An Evening with Nawal Slemiah, Project Cafe Glasgow

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18 October, 2018 Project Cafe, 134 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6ST Join us in Glasgow for an Evening with Nawal Slemiah, founder of Women in Hebron. Women in Hebron is a Palestinian nonprofit fair trade cooperative under the Idna Cooperative Association for Embroidery and Handicrafts. It was founded by Nawal in 2005 and is now […]

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Sunday, September 16, 2018 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Bloody Scotland, 2018

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21 – 23 September, 2018 Stirling Liam McIlvanney winner of Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2018 McIlvanney Prize Shortlist, Bloody Scotland 2018 Bloody Scotland has established itself as the leading Scottish International Crime Writing Festival. It all started in 2012 with acclaimed writers Lin Anderson and Alex Gray at the helm, then joined by […]

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Friday, September 14, 2018 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, Events, Fairs, Festivals and Fundraisers

STAGE Multimedia Exhibition

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Friday 14 – Sunday 16 September, 2018 A 3-Day multimedia exhibition of painting, sculpture and photography with live music and poetry Friday 14th Sept 6pm – 8pm Exhibition Opening LOUISE MALONE – Painting, Sculpture, Woodblock Prints. Photography: JAQUES FRANCIOLY, SUMAYA MOUSTAFA,, RORY TK, KHADIJA MOUSTAFA, RITA LASBLEIZE Saturday 15th:Exhibition 2 – 8pm 2.30pm live music […]

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Stuart Cosgrove, ‘Harlem 69’ Book Launch

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Stuart Cosgrove will be on tour to launch ‘Harlem 69’ The Future of Soul – final part of #SoulTrilogy The Admiral Bar,72a Waterloo St, Glasgow G2 7DA 20 October, 2018. Buy tickets Other dates include: Stuart Cosgrove Soul Trilogy Birlinn Limited On twitter @Detroit67Book  

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Richard Holloway, Creative Conversatons

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University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ Monday, 24 September, 2018 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. As part of the on-going Creative Conversation speaker series, writer, memoirist, broadcaster and theologian Richard Holloway comes to University of Glasgow campus to chat about his writing. Richard Holloway was Bishop of […]

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Creative Conversations, Monday Lunchtimes, University of Glasgow Chapel

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Free & Open to the Public Autum / Winter 2018 University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ Richard Holloway, Monday 24th September, 2018 See details Stuart Murdoch, Monday 16th April, 2018 Creative Conversations, University of Glasgow Musician, songwriter and filmmaker Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian in conversation […]

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All The Time We Thought We Had, Gordon Darroch Waterstones

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Tuesday 11 September, 2018 Waterstones, 153 – 157 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3EW How do you start a new life when the person you love is about to die? At the age of thirty-six, Gordon Darroch’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was a devastating blow just as he, and their two children with […]

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Monday, September 10, 2018 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Cheeky Besoms Speakeasy and Open Mic Night Glasgow

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Saturday 29 September, 2018, 6-30 p.m. – 10.30 p.m. The Project Cafe, 134 Renfrew Street,  Glasgow G3 6ST Cheeky Besom Productions  ‘Artists With Attitude’ “If you want to end the war then instead of sending guns, send books. Instead of sending tanks, send pens. Instead of sending soldiers, send teachers” Malala Yousafzai (17 year-old Nobel […]

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Thursday, September 6, 2018 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, Events, Fairs, Festivals and Fundraisers

She’s En Scene Women’s Film Screening and Discussion, Glasgow

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She’s En Scene Women’s Film Screening & Discussion: Girlhood Friday 7 September 2018 7pm, £5 (£3), ISO Design / 15+ Book Online ISO Design, 65 Virginia St, Glasgow G1 1TS “She’s En Scene is a Glasgow women’s community cinema & project screening films either written or directed by women to encourage discussion & creation in […]

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, Cinema

With Their Best Clothes On, New Writing Scotland Launch

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Wednesday 5 September, 2018 at 7.30 p.m. Waterstones Byres Road, 351-355 Byres Rd, Glasgow G12 8AU New Writing Scotland is the principal forum for poetry and short fiction in Scotland today. Edited by Susie Maguire and Samuel Tongue, With Their Best Clothes On includes new work from forty authors – some award-winning and internationally renowned, and some just beginning […]

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The Big Chair – Autumn Voices – Robin Lloyd-Jones

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Robin Lloyd-Jones And what a big chair it was! Robin Lloyd-Jones looked like a pixie – size wise that is! Loved the concept of the Big Chair. Looking at six photographs selected from your life would really tax anyone methinks. Probably reveal a side of you never before realised. Robin started with a photo of […]

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An Evening with Charles McGarry, Waterstones Sauchiehall Street

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Friday 7 September, 2018 The Shadow of the Black Earl Haunted by his last case and bereaved by a sudden loss, Leo Moran is invited to spend the summer at Biggnarbriggs Hall, the stately residence of his friend Fordyce Greatorix. He is overjoyed when romance blossoms unexpectedly, but he finds himself plagued by visions after […]

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Public Lecture of the Publishing Scotland’s International Fellows Glasgow – review by Mary Irvine

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‘Main entrance, first right, first left.’  I was early. Reliant on train times, and the ‘drop of a hat’ cancellations, I had taken an early train. No problems. Partick not busy. Metro to Kelvinbridge. Pleasant walk through grassed area to steps leading up to Gibson Street and on to University Avenue, arriving at the main […]

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Monday, August 27, 2018 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, Mary Irvine: Writer and Philhellene

Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art, Park Road, Glasgow

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 ‘Shaping Their World’ […]

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Fail Better Open Mic, Villiers & Co

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30 August, 2018 ‘Oor holiday in the west end continues!’ Come down on THURSDAY for a night of more OPEN MIC Fail Better mayhem. Starting the back of 7 to give you all time to go to the Open Mic Sessions at GoMA where you can catch belters Bell Lungs and C Smith, among others! […]

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Susan Calman, Aye Write Glasgow

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  3 September, 2018 The Mitchell Theatre, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DR Comedian and broadcaster Susan Calman brings all the joy to Aye Write! this September with her new book, Sunny Side Up. It’s a quick-stepping welcome back for Susan Calman who danced her way across our screens and into our hearts for 10 weeks on […]

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Friday, August 17, 2018 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Word Jazzology, Glasgow 30 August 2018

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Babbity Bowsters, Merchant City Thursday, 30 August, 2018 – 7.30 p.m. Tickets £5 on the door Where comedy, music and literature collide. Irish stand up and comedy novelist Ian Macpherson oversees a cabaret evening with gypsy jazz, poetry and his very own inaugural Book Snuff competition. This is literature with a twist. Fresh from the […]

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An Evening with Charles E. McGarry, Waterstones Sauchiehall Street

7  September, 2018 The Shadow of the Black Earl Haunted by his last case and bereaved by a sudden loss, Leo Moran is invited to spend the summer at Biggnarbriggs Hall, the stately residence of his friend Fordyce Greatorix. He is overjoyed when romance blossoms unexpectedly, but he finds himself plagued by visions after a […]

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Ajay Close, Scottish Suffragettes, The Project Cafe

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Mayhem in Short Skirts, The Scottish Suffragettes Tuesday 14 August, 2014 – 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. The Project Cafe, 134 Renfrew Street, G3 6ST Scottish Writers Centre (change of venue from CCA) £5/£3, free to all SWC members Drinks will be available for a small donation, to help us say thank you to our […]

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Publishing Scotland International Showcase, University of Glasgow Chapel

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Thursday 23 August 2018 17:00 – 20:00 University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel Malachy Tallack, Chitra Ramaswamy, Alan Parks, Mick Kitson and Sally Magnusson, chaired by Louise Welsh Malachy Tallack, Chitra Ramaswamy, Alan Parks, Mick Kitson and Sally Magnusson will be reading and discussing their work with Professor of Creative Writing Louise Welsh, in honour of […]

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Bute Noir 2018

Weekend Timetable 3 – 5 August, 2018 BUTE NOIR EVENT SCHEDULE FRIDAY 3rd AUGUST 4.30 pm – 5.30pm Bute Museum A starter for tension: James Oswald, Sarah Hilary and Mari Hannah 6 pm – 7 pm Rothesay Library Far horizons: Abir Mukherjee and Graeme Macrae Burnet 7.30 pm– 8.30 pm Print Point From screen to […]

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Tidelines Book Festival 2018, Irvine, Scotland

27 – 30 September,2018 TIDELINES BOOK FESTIVAL Harbour Arts Centre, 114-116 Harbour Street, Irvine, KA12 8PZ After a very successful festival in 2017 – Tidelines is all set to go again in 2018 with an amazing line up of authors covering a wide range of genres and events including writing workshops. A Taste of Tidelines […]

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The Sma Shot 2018 Paisley Town Hall

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The 4th annual Sma’ Shot Slam Saturday 7 July, 2018,  7 – 10p.m. Paisley Town Hall, Abbey Close, Paisley PA1 1JF Hosted by Shaun Moore. The poetry night with a difference, held on the evening of Paisley’s historic workers’ day, part of the wider Weave Festival. Hear and see some of Scotland’s best performance poets […]

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