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.

‘Growing and Dying’ Tribute to Janet Paisley, Event at Waterstones, Sauchiehall Street

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The book will be available to buy soon  www.seahorsepublications.com In the meantime you will be able to purchase it at one of the three events. Glasgow 4 May (sold out) – Blackwells, Edinburgh 20th May, 2018 – Full Details 7th June, 2018, 7 p.m. Waterstones, 153-157 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3EW The event is free but please […]

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Camilla Grudova, QMU, University of Glasgow

Tuesday 24 April 2018 – 6 p.m. QMU, University Gardens, G12 Free admission – all welcome. If you like your short stories ‘grotesque and very dark please come along and hear Camilla Grudova. Camilla Grudova lives in Toronto. She holds a degree in Art History and German from McGill University. Her fiction has appeared in […]

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Aye Write: Archie Macpherson, Adventures in the Golden Age

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The Mitchell Library 26th April 2018 •  6:30PM – 7:30PM Archie was the voice of Scottish football, he knew the players, the managers and many of the fans through this halcyon time and his book is a timely reminder of a golden era in Scottish football. Qualification for the World Cup has never been easy, […]

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Radical Film Network 6818 Launch, Glasgow

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May Day – Tuesday 1 May, 2018 at 7 p.m. citizenM, 60 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G2 3BW Radical Film Network Scotland commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of 1968, a tumultuous year in politics and cinema. Anti-Vietnam protests rocked the world and students rioted with workers in Paris, as tanks rolled into Prague to quell its spring. […]

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Cross-feed Night School with Dr David Luke

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Thursday 26 April, 2018, 6.30 p.m. The Reidvale Centre, 13 Whitevale Street, Glasgow G31 1 QW In conjunction with the exhibition Cross-feed, Market Gallery presents a special edition of Night School with Dr David Luke at Reidvale Hall. Dr David Luke will present his scientific research into psychoactive substances and transpersonal experiences. Dr David Luke […]

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‘Growing and Dying’ a tribute to the writer Janet Paisley edited by Linda Jackson

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The book is a tribute to the award winning writer Janet Paisley. It is a combination of essays, poems and biography. The writers include, Professor Alan Riach, Tom Leonard, James Robertson, Alan Bissett and Sheila Templeton to name a few. ‘I think of Janet as the sister I never had and when she told me […]

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Dr Yupin Chung: Tea Under A Willow Tree, Glasgow Art Club

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(Image credit: Courtesy of Thomas Jacobi) Thursday, 27 September, 2018 – 6 p.m. Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath Street, G2 4HU Abstract: Chinese symbols are embodied in daily life. Tea signifies harmony, respect, purity, tranquillity, rejuvenation, refreshment and contentment. There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into the world of the […]

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Stuart Murdoch, Creative Conversations, University of Glasgow

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Monday 16th April, 2018 1 p.m. Free & Open to the Public University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ Musician, songwriter and filmmaker Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian in conversation about his work with Colin Herd from the University of Glasgow’s Creative Writing Programme. Creative Conversaions   […]

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Friday, April 13, 2018 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

A Fiction Reading. with Sheila Llewellyn and Andrew Meehan, Crossways Festival review by Pat Byrne

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Crossways Festival Irish/Scottish, Literary and Cultural Festival, Glasgow, 2018 A Fiction Reading. with Sheila Llewellyn and Andrew Meehan. 11th April 2018 at The Tron Theatre I always enjoy discovering new authors so Crossways Festival provided an excellent opportunity in the intimate and atmospheric Victorian Bar at The Tron Theatre. Sheila Llewellyn ‘Walking Wounded’ First up […]

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Glasgow Zine Fest SQIFF Presents: Live in DIY Queer Filmmaking Conversation! CCA

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Saturday 14 April 2018 SQIFFs Helen Wright presents a screening-performance looking at the work of DIY queer filmmakers Krissy Mahan and Nakshatra Bagwe whilst joined by the filmmakers via the interwebs for a live conversation. Krissy Mahan and her alter ego Faggotgirl – based in New York – have been making movies using humour as a feminist […]

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Mandarin Translations – The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon at Fudan University in Shanghai,  announced the new Mandarin translation of The Prime of Jean Brodie. The First Minister has written the foreword to the book which marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Muriel Spark. The event at the University celebrates both the 100th anniversary of Muriel Spark’s […]

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Fail Better at McCHuills, April 12th, 2018

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April Shower o’ Bastirts Anyone else got some pent up anger about the world we’re in? I haven’t updated my subscription to the reality for a while, so it’s been all polystyrene snow & toxic farts fae Putin’s arse. Get down to McChuills this April & rant yer self sane. Mhuill’s,40 High Street, G1 1NL […]

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David Mach ‘Against the Tide’ Cass Art, Glasgow

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The Art Space, Cass Art, 63 – 67 Queen Street, Glasgow, G1 3EN Installation: 3rd – 15th April, 2018 Exhibition continues: 16th – 27th May, 2018 David Mach, In Conversation with Rab Noakes, 11 April, 2018 Artist David Mach will be coming to Glasgow in spring 2018 to make a colossal installation ‘Against the Tide’ within The Art […]

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Glasgow Museums and Libraries, Civilisations Festival 2018

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The Mitchell Library – Stephen Mitchell’s Legacy With Alison Young, Librarian, Glasgow Libraries Monday 9, Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 April, 12.30-12.45pm Hear the story of the man who founded The Mitchell Library and how his legacy has benefitted Glasgow’s citizens and visitors for over 140 years. The Portrait of Jean Duff 12 April, 20186-7pm, […]

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Scottish Writers’ Centre Short Films for Creatives, with Lesley Traynor, CCA

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Tuesday 10 April 2018 7pm, £6 (£3) on the door, Clubroom 18+ 0141 352 4900 After the success of their first event last year, Lesley Traynor of Fierce Poetry in Motion will host an evening where making a short film of your creative work will be discussed, the production process explained and how it can […]

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Crossways Irish/Scottish Festival Fiction Reading & Poetry at The Tron

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11th – 14th April, 2018 Tron Theatre,  63 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HB A Fiction Reading Sheila Llewellyn and Andrew Meehan Wednesday, 11 April, 2018 3.00pm – 4.30pm Free  Book Tickets The Irish-in-Scotland Reading Donal McLaughlin, Donny O’Rourke and Miriam Gamble Wednesday, 11 April, 2018 8.30pm – 10.00pm Free – Book Tickets A Fiction Reading Rodge Glass […]

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Scottish Shorts 2018 – submissions

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Scottish Shorts 2018 – OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS Closing date Monday 2 April 10.00 a.m. Scottish Shorts 2018 is a comprehensive short film development and production programme for NEW filmmaking talent. Scottish Shorts is targeting Scottish based writers, directors and producers with the imagination to create thrilling, engaging stories to share with international audiences. As a writer, director […]

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Saturday, March 31, 2018 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, Cinema

Jim and Pat’s Podcast: Glasgow West End – Jim talks to Ian Smith of Last Night From Glasgow

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Ian Smith from the record label Last Night From Glasgow: Part One. JPWEC Episode Three March 30, 2018 In this episode I chat with Ian Smith from the record label, ‘Last Night From Glasgow (LNFG)’. The label was set up in 2016 and has had phenomenal success in a very short period of time. Since 2016 LNFG have […]

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Crossways: The Irish Scottish Cultural & Literary Festival, Glasgow Merchant City

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T R A S N Ú ~ COMAR The Irish Scottish Cultural & Literary Festival 9–15 April 2018 The Emigrant Support Fund, of the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin, has recently awarded Irish Pages a large grant to organize an annual “Irish Scottish Cultural and Literary Festival” in the Merchant City area of Glasgow. It will take place […]

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Scottish Writers’ Centre New Writing Showcase at CCA, Glasgow

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Tue 27 March 2018 7pm, Free (unticketed), Clubroom 18+ 0141 352 4900 6.30 p.m. It takes passion, talent, and craftsmanship to create art with words as a medium, and Glasgow writers and poets are brimming with all three. Partnered with The University of Glasgow’s Creative Writing degree programmes (MFA/DFA), the New Writing Showcase hosts poets and […]

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Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle, GFT

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25 March, 2018 For some people, a housing crisis means not getting planning permission for a loft conversion. For others it means, quite simply, losing their home. In this new documentary, narrated by Maxine Peake, we see the catastrophic failures that have led to a chronic shortage of social housing in Britain. Focusing on the neglect, demolition and […]

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Tricky Hat presents The Flames, CCA, Glasgow

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Sunday 25 March 2018 3pm + 7pm, £5 (£3.50) + £1 booking fee, Theatre 14+ accompanied by an adult Book Online / 0141 352

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Mary Irvine’s Blog: Open Mic Hits The Sticks

First Monday Open Mic –  Function Room Balloch House Hotel Ann MacKinnon (Balloch), George Gibson (Bonhill) and Mary Irvine (Alexandria) were coming home one night from giving readings at the Scottish Writers’ Centre (CCA, Glasgow). George commented on the fact we needed to travel so far from our homes in order to perform at spoken […]

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Friday, March 16, 2018 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, Mary Irvine: Writer and Philhellene

Stuart David at Aye Write, 2018 review by Pat Byrne

Stuart David, Peacock’s Alibi Aye Write, 15 March, 2018, University of Glasgow ‘Peacock Johnson’s got an idea that’s guaranteed to make him rich, and a friend who’s willing to invset in the idea. But he’s having some difficulty laying the grounork for his less-than-legal enterprise.’ I very much enjoyed my first event at Aye Write […]

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Creative Conversations Poet and Playwright Inua Ellams, University of Glasgow

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Monday 19 March, 2018 1 – 2 PM University Chapel Free & Open to the Public University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ Born in Nigeria in 1984, Inua Ellams is an internationally touring poet, playwright, performer, graphic artist & designer. He is an ambassador for the Ministry of Stories […]

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AyeWrite! 2018 Ten Writers Telling Lies

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21st March, 2018  •  6:00PM – 7:00PM Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN Ten Writers Telling Lies is a unique collaboration between a group of storytellers and po-ets, and the singer-songwriter Jim Byrne. Ten writers got together with Jim to create a collections of songs, poems and stories. Unlike other literary collections, the writers […]

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Stuart David, writer and musician at Aye Write 2018

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With Alistair Braidwood Monday 15 March, 2018 University of Glasgow Chapel,  Chapel Corridor (South), West Quadrangle, University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ As part of this year’s Aye Write!, writer and musician Stuart David will be talking to Scots Whay Hae!’s Alistair Braidwood about his latest novel ‘Peacock’s Alibi’ at University of Glasgow Chapel, 15th Mar 2018 […]

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Leo Barasi, The Climate Majority, Aye Write 2018

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18th March 2018 •  4:45PM – 5:45PM Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN The Climate Majority is about apathy, about those who don’t talk about global warming – the billions of people who have heard plenty about climate change and acknowledge there’s a problem, but who are just not engaged enough to stimulate the […]

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