Scottish Writers’ Centre Galloway comes to Glasgow (with Hugh McMillan & Stuart A. Paterson), CCA Tue 17 January 2017

stuart a paterson cca

Tue 17 January 2017

7pm, £6 (£3/Free for SWC Members on the door), Cinema
18+

Two accomplished, accessible and widely published poets from the wilds of Dumfries and Galloway will discuss and share readings on Solway seascapes, sheep, the Large Hadron Collider, the murder of Robert Burns, erectile dysfunction and a multitude of other matters. Entertainment absolutely guaranteed.

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Hugh McMillan is a poet from Penpont in South West Scotland, winner of The Scottish National Open Poetry Competition, The Smith/Doorstep Pamphlet Prize, the Callum MacDonald Prize and the Cardiff International Poetry Competition. He has also been shortlisted for the Michael Marks Prize and the Basil Bunting Award. His poetry has been published, anthologised and broadcast widely and he is widely claimed as an excellent reader of his work. The author of five collections, and numerous pamphlets, his Selected Poems ‘Not Actually Being in Dumfries’ were published by Luath Press in Edinburgh in 2015. His book about his home region ‘McMillan’s Galloway’was published in 2016 also by Luath. He is currently working on a play about radical Galloway funded by Creative Scotland. A strange book of sheep poems is due from Roncadora in late 2016.

Stuart A. Paterson is a past recipient of an Eric Gregory Award from the UK Society of Authors in 1992 & a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship from the Scottish Book Trust in 2014. Formerly the founder/editor of ‘Spectrum’ international poetry & prose review, he was Dumfries & Galloway Arts Association’s Writer-In-Residence from 1996-98 before moving to live & work in Manchester for 14 years. He was one of the New Generation of Scottish poets featured in Dream State: The New Scottish Poets (Polygon 1994/2003), for which he wrote the title poem. He’s also had work featured in Scottish Literature in the Twentieth Century: An Anthology (Scottish Cultural Press), A Year in Poetry: A Treasury of Classic and Modern Verses (Random House) and, more recently, Scotia Nova: Poems For The Early Days Of A Better Nation, (Luath Press 2015). His work has recently appeared in magazines and newspapers in Australia, the USA, Canada & South Africa, as well as in The Scotsman & The Herald.

Centre for Contemporary Arts
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow G2 3JD

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