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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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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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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

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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. 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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Aye Write! Alex Gray, Douglas Skelton & Les Wood – The Dear Gritty Place, Mitchell Library, 17th Mar 2017

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17th Mar 2017  •  7:45PM – 8:45PM  •  Mitchell Library Three top notch crime writers whose books are set in our fair city – Alex Gray, Douglas Skelton and Les Wood Three top notch crime writers whose books are set in our fair city. Alex Gray is an award-winning crime writer and the co-founder of […]

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Creative Conversations, Linda Cracknell, University of Glasgow, Monday 6 March, 2017

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Creative Conversations: Fiction Writer Linda Cracknell Monday 6 March 2017 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ www.gla.ac.uk/events/creativeconversations/ Linda Cracknell is an award-winning writer of fiction, radio drama and creative non-fiction. She won the Macallan/Scotland on Sunday short story competition and has since […]

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Creative Conversations, Monday Lunchtimes, University of Glasgow Chapel

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16 January – 20 March, 2017 University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ Creative Conversations: Best-Selling Crime Writer Ian Rankin – 20 March 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 […]

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International Women’s Day “Gender Equality- It’s Everyone’s Business”, Jane Gotts, Dumbarton Library, 8 March, 2017

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  International Women’s Day “Gender Equality- It’s Everyone’s Business” Why the journey towards gender equality matters for everyone. West Dunbartonshire Libraries and Cultural Services will be celebrating International Women’s Day with a special talk by Jane Gotts at 7pm on Wednesday, 8 March at Dumbarton Library. The talk will explore why gender equality in the […]

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Fail Better Be Excellent To Each Other, McChuills, 9 March, 2017

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McChuills,  40 High Street, G1 1NL Thursday, 9 March, 2017 – 8 p.m. New songs old faces from: EARTHWIRES [delighted peoples] HEIR OF THE CURSED: shatters the soul with music Two songs fae the persuadable: JAMES PEARSE SARA SHARAWI: cuts some new rug and champions The Workers Theatre JIM FERGUSON with new hits after his […]

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Plain Speaking: Real People and Realistic Dialogue with Andi Denny, Scottish Writers Centre, CCA, Tuesday 28 March, 2017

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An event for theatre makers from any discipline. Please join us for this talk by playwright, performer, and producer, Andi Denny, founder of the new company The Other Guys Theatre Scotland. Denny has sought to find new ways to write realism. Reflecting, pondering, and sharing, Denny discusses his approach to writing for stage, and how […]

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Aye Write! Vince Cable – After the Storm,Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 12th Mar 2017

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12th Mar 2017  •  6:30PM – 7:30PM  •  Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Vince Cable’s After the Storm is a fascinating and urgent intervention from one of the key figures in British politics of the past two decades. Vince Cable’s bestselling book, The Storm, explored and explained the causes of the 2008 world economic crisis and […]

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A Night of Horror – creepy, scary podcasts by Kathleen Kidd

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I’ve been enjoying A Night of Horror’s  short drama podcasts, made in Scotland by Kathleen Kidd.  The podcasts are designed to keep you up at night – you’ll find a selection of spooky stories to listen to on A Night of Horror website. The podcasts are also available to download.. They  last between 3 and 15 […]

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Louise Wylie & Jan Patience – The Making of George Wyllie, CCA, 12th March 2017

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12th Mar 2017  •  1:15PM – 2:15PM  •  CCA The Making of George Wyllie has been co-written by his elder daughter, Louise Wyllie, and arts journalist Jan Patience. A fascinating insight into the great, quixotic life of George Wylie’ Alan Cumming The Making of George Wyllie has been co-written by his elder daughter, Louise Wyllie, […]

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Aye Write! Andrew Martin – Night Trains, Mitchell Library, 12th March 2017

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Andrew Martin – Night Trains 12th Mar 2017  •  1:15PM – 2:15PM  •  Mitchell Library In his book Night Trains, Andrew Martin attempts to relive the golden age of the great European sleeper trains by using their modern-day equivalents. Andrew Martin – Night Trains Night trains have long fascinated us with the possibilities of their […]

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Aye Write! Alan Bissett Introduces Luke Kennard & Katie Khan Mitchell Library 12 March, 2017

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Alan Bissett Introduces… Luke Kennard & Katie Khan 12th Mar 2017  •  1:15PM – 2:15PM  •  Mitchell Library G3 7ND Novelist and playwright Alan Bissett will be talking to Luke and Katie about their terrifically imaginative debut novels. Novelist and playwright Alan Bissett will be talking to Luke and Katie about their terrifically imaginative debut […]

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Creative Conversations, William Letford, Monday, 27 February, 2017 University of Glasgow

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Creative Conversations: Poet William Letford Creative Conversations Monday 27 February 2017 13:00 – 14:00 University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ William Letford has an M.Litt in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow. He was the recipient of a New Writer’s Award from the Scottish Book Trust […]

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