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Glasgow: Books, Talks and Poetry Events

Pauline LynchGlasgow is overflowing with literary fervour.

Both established and up and coming writers can be heard reading their work at events in the city almost every night of the week. There are various book launches, spoken word events, literary festivals and writing workshops at various venues throughout the city. 

On this page I highlight stuff about books, talks,  spoken word performances, writing and other literary events.

You can also read stories and poems by local writers and check out my section on Glasgow Writers.

Books, Talks and Poetry Events Listings

What's New:

Glasgow Scribes (calligraphy). Meet September to May in The Mitchell Library

More books, talks and poetry coming soon..


Ma2books, a recently founded, Glasgow based, publisher of fiction e-books in various formats is open to submissions. Not vanity or self-publishing. We pay royalties of 50% on a monthly basis. Visit website for further details.

Gurmeet Mattu | Sun May 23 2010

Glasgow writers group. We meet every two weeks to discuss our work. We do this in an encouraging atmosphere, and are open to all. Newcomers always welcome.

Alex Cox | Fri Aug 14 2009

Hi there - we have a Spoken Word Event on th 27th of August 6.30-8.30pm at The Bridge,the new Arts venue 1000 Westerhouse Road G34 9JW and would like to openly invite all budding new writers to attend this new exciting event. spaces are limited so please book Platform booking Office 0141 276 9696 (opt 1)

Laura McEwing | Thu Aug 06 2009

Hi there - I was hoping to drum up some interest in a writing competition for 13-18 Year olds with ?1000 cash prize ... please read on .... The Priory Group is encouraging budding young authors to enter a national non-fiction writing competition aimed at highlighting mental and physical health issues among young people and in particular eating disorders. The Priory Ryan McKay prize is awarded each year to the young person aged between 13 and 18 who submits the best non-fiction composition on a set topic related to mental and physical health. The subject for 2009 is ?Happy with the skin you are in? and the winner will receive a ?1,000 cash prize. If you can think of anyone that would like more information on this competition or would like to enter, please details on. Typed double-spaced entries should be emailed to The deadline is August 31st 2009 more information is available at For further information regarding this competition, please do not hesitate to contact me. Many thanks

Ashley Watters | Tue Jul 21 2009

saw a page on line about evening classes for writers i know i've missed this course but was wondering if your running another one and if so when and what location and any other details that be helpful to me

andrew boyd | Tue May 26 2009

New Evening class for writers. LIGHT NIGHTS A new class starting on Thursday March 12th for 10 weeks. Get your creative juices flowing, get your portfolio of work together. Join us at GCNS 6.30 -8.30pm Contact

Linda Jackson | Thu Jan 22 2009

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