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St Mungo’s Mirrorball, Clydebuilt and Hardie, CCA, Thursday 25 May, 2017

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  Clydebuilt & Hardie Thursday, 25 May, 2017 CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD Kerry Hardie, the Clydebuilt 9 mentees, and their mentor Liz Lochhead will all be reading at the last Mirrorball of the season on Thursday May 25th at 7pm in the Clubroom of the CCA. This event is preceded by the St. Mungo’s Mirrorball AGM at 6pm for those […]

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Truth or Lies: The Glasgow Version, short story event Waterstones, Sauchiehall Street, Saturday 10 June, 2017

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With Andrew McCallum Crawford, Karen Jones, Ciara MacLaverty, Carol McKay, Donal McLaughlin and Ross Wilson. 2 p.m. Saturday, 10 June, 2017 Waterstones, 153-157 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3EW

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No Dominion by Louise Welsh, Book Launch at Waterstones Sauchiehall St, 12 July, 2017

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    ‘No Dominion’ by Louise Welsh is the final episode of the trilogy Plague Times. All welcome at Waterstones, Sauchiehall Street on Wednesday 12 July at 6.30 p.m.   Waterstones, 153-157 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3EW   A thrilling novel from the author of A Lovely Way to Burn It is seven years since […]

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Damien Wilkins in conversation with Zoe Strachan and Louise Welsh, University of Glasgow, Thursday 25 May, 2017

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Thursday 25th May, 5.30pm Sir Alwyn Williams Building,  18 Lilybank Gardens Distinguished New Zealand novelist and essayist Damien Wilkins is making a rare visit to the UK and will be in conversation with Zoe Strachan and Louise Welsh  Thursday 25th May, 5.30pm, Sir Alwyn Williams Building,  18 Lilybank Gardens   Damien Wilkins is the author […]

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‘Conradh na Gaeilge in Albain agus Aistí Eile’ with Pádraig Ó Baoighill, Scottish Writers, CCA 23 May, 2017

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Tuesday 23 May 2017: CCA Club Room @7pm Scottish Writers CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts 350 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow, G2 3JD Conradh na Gaeilge Glasgow Is delighted to present: ‘Conradh na Gaeilge in Albain agus Aistí Eile’ with Pádraig Ó Baoighill Conradh na Gaeilge Glasgow, in partnership with the Scottish Writers Centre, is delighted to […]

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Loud Poets: Neverhymed, Broadcast, Thursday, 18 May, 2017

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Broadcast, 427 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3LG Thursday, 18 May, 2917 – 7.30 p.m. It’s beginning to smell like teen spirit in Glasgow as the Loud Poets return to Broadcast for ‘Neverrhymed’. Grohl up, Grohl up, come as you are to a night of awesome spoken word and music! If you fancy opening your heart-shaped […]

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Ten Writers Telling Lies, West End Festival 2017, Waterstones Byres Road, Thursday 8 June, 2017

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Waterstones Bookshop, 351 – 355 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8AU Ten Writers Telling Lies is a unique collaboration between some of Glasgow’s most talented writers and the musician Jim Byrne.  In prose and poetry the writers have captured the story of a song they have co-written. Come along to Waterstones Byes Road on Thursday 8 […]

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Speak Easy at South Side Fringe with Scottish Writers, 16 May, 2017

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Tuesday, 16 May, 2017 – 7 p.m. Free event Art Village, Festival Centre, Unit 12, Shawlands Shopping Cenre, 104 Kilmarnock Road, G41 3NN Calling all writers! Dust of those works in progress and put on your best prose for a night of literary readings, and creating. Scottish Writers offer an evening of poetry and prose […]

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The Muse at Finn’s Place, Friday 19 May, 2017

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Be entered by two brothers, the writer, J. David Simons, and brother Michael Simons on guitar. Finn’s Place Langside Curch, 167 Ledard Road, G42 9QU

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Off The Page, Stirling Libraries Book Festival, May 2017

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Readings, Entertainment, Events, Launches, Poetry , Comics, Kids’ Stuff and Creative Writing Workshops Fabulous programme including Magi Gibson Helen Mackinven James Kelman, Alan Bissett, Craig Robertson Poetry Cafe Comic Kids And much more culturestirling.org/library-events/ Creative Writing Booklet Launch – Adult Learning Team Event

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Booked! West Dunbartonshire Festival of Words, 8 – 20 May, 2017

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Monday 8 May to Saturday 20 May, 2017 ( 19:30 – 21:00 ) West Dunbartonshire Libraries Festival of Words BOOKED! 2017 is West Dunbartonshire Libraries annual literature festival. It will run over two weeks from 8 May until 20 May 2017 . The festival includes a vibrant and diverse programme of talks and events by […]

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Open the Door: Networking Gathering, Glasgow Women’s Library, Saturday 13th May, 2017

Open the Door: Networking Gathering 13th May at 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Glasgow Women’s Library is a haven for women writers and readers in Scotland. This year, we are hosting a literary festival with a twist, one that revels in the diversity and range of Scotland’s women writers, inviting some of the best to […]

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nEW wRITINGs sHOWCASE of Glasgow, West End Festival, 6 June, 2017

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The Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow – 6 June – 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Part of the West End Festival It takes passion, talent, and craftsmanship to create art with words as medium – and Glasgow writers and poets are brimming with all three. Partnered with The University of Glasgow’s Creative Writing degree programmes […]

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Jane McCance, Artist’s Talk, Lillie Art Gallery, Saturday 13 May, 2017

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Artist Jane McCance is currently exhibiting here the Lillie Art Gallery. On Saturday 13th May at 2pm she will be giving a free talk about her work. Exhibition runs until 25 May, 2017 ?Different Indifference? A new body of work exploring the universal experience of absence, loss and separation, and the role of romanticism and […]

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Jenny T Colgan, Spandex and the City, The Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow 3 June, 2016

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June 3rd, 3 p.m. Hunterian Art Gallery and Museum, University of Glasgow, University Avenue, G12 8QQ Part of  West End Festival  2 – 25 June, 2017 Spandex in the City is a superpowered love story from the Sunday Times bestselling Jenny T. Colgan, author of Resistance Is Futile and Meet Me at the Cupcake Café. […]

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Looking For Evelyn by Maggie Ritchie, Book Launch at Waterstones Sauchiehall Street, 22 June, 2017

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22 June, 2017 – 6.30 p.m. Please join Maggie Ritchie to celebrate the launch of her new novel, Looking for Evelyn. It would be great to see you there. 153 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3EW Event on Facebook

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Author’s Evening with Lizzie Eldridge, Waterstones Byres Road, Thursday 15 June, 2017

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Author’s Evening Waterstones Byres Road Thursday 15th June 7.30pm Free Blurb: Lizzie Eldridge is a Scottish writer and performer who’s been living and working in Malta since 2008. She’s the author of 2 published novels: Duende and Vandalism. Vandalism was published in 2015 by Merlin Publishers and last year, it was shortlisted for Best Novel […]

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The Paper Cell by Louise Hutcheson, Book Launch, Waterstones Byres Road, 23 June, 2017

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Join Louise in conversation with the brilliant Alistair Braidwood of Scots Whay Hae! as we launch The Paper Cell. Featuring readings, a Q&A and book signing About the book: From the publisher of Graeme Macrae Burnet’s His Bloody Project, The Paper Cell is the first in a new series of distinctive, standalone crime stories, each […]

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Fail Better, Filthy Spy Pigs Party at McChuills, 11 May, 2017

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Grab your finest baton and get downl… McChuills, 40 High Street, G1 1 NL JUANA ADCOCK BETH MCLEISH LODDZILLA MARK MCKEOWN FUTUROLOGY JOHN FOSTER SUICIDAL BABY WHALES ABI NORMAL MARK RICHARDSON plus a set from TERROR at the AFTER PARTY As always it’s FREE ENTRY and all moneies are going to: www.crowdjustice.com/case/undercover-policing-scotland/ Event on Facebook […]

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

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Douglas Skelton launches TAG Thursday 4th May 19:00 – 20:30 at Glasgow – Argyle Street Tag – You’re Dead (Paperback) Douglas Skelton Local favourite crime writer launches his fantastic new novel Tag – You’re Dead, Dominic Queste’s second outting, in conversation with Caro Ramsay! Two such fine authors are sure to give a night of […]

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Scottish Writers’ Centre, CCA, Ten Writers Telling Lies, Tuesday 9 May, 2017

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CCA Tue 9 May 2017 7pm, Free (unticketed), Clubroom 18+ 0141 352 4900 Ten Writers Telling Lies is a unique collaboration between a group of storytellers and poets, and the singer-songwriter, Jim Byrne. The writers got together with Jim to create a collection of songs, poems, and stories available as a book and accompanying CD. […]

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

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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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