St Mungo’s Mirrorball - Poetry Showcase 10th December 7pm
The last St Mungo’s Mirrorball event of the year will be this Thursday 7pm on 10th December in the clubroom at CCA.
It would be great to see everyone prior to the festive period
From 6.15pm in the same room members of the Mirrorball will be having an informal reading of some of the work of Alexander Hutchison.
'Free to all – if you would like to read – drop me a line and let me know your chosen poem.' Jim Carruth on Facebook
The meeting proper will open with a reading of Sandy’s “Everything”
- Another great evening in store
Kathleen Jamie was born in Renfrewshire, Scotland. she studied philosophy at Edinburgh University. Awarded an Eric Gregory at nineteen, Jamie used the money to travel, especially in the Himalayas, something that's significantly influenced both her poetry and prose. Her nine collections of poetry include The Queen of Sheba, Mr & Mrs Scotland are Dead, Jizzen, and The Tree House which between them have garnered three TS Eliot Award nominations, two Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prizes, and two Forward Poetry Prizes. Her most recent collection The Bonniest Companie came out in 2015
Stewart Sanderson was born in Glasgow in 1990. In 2014 he was shortlisted for the Edwin Morgan Award for Scottish poets under thirty. In 2015 he received an Eric Gregory Award. His first pamphlet, Fios (pronounced 'fiss'), was published in September 2015 by Tapsalteerie
Kathrine Sowerby has an MFA from Glasgow School of Art and an MLitt in Creative Writing from Glasgow University. She curates and makes fourfold and won a 2013 New Writers Award from the Scottish Book Trust. She is part of an ongoing Highlight Arts translation project working with poets from Lahore, Pakistan and her chapbooks include Unnecessarily Emphatic (Red Ceilings Press, 2015) and Margaret and Sunflower (dancing girl press, 2016). kathrinesowerby.com
Alan Riach (b.1957) Born in Lanarkshire, Professor of Scottish Literature, Glasgow University. Books include poetry: Homecoming (2009) and Wild Blue: Selected Poems (2014); and criticism: Hugh MacDiarmid's Epic Poetry (1991), Representing Scotland (2005), and co-authored with Alexander Moffat, Arts of Resistance: Poets, Portraits and Landscapes of Modern Scotland (2008)
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