Alumni Event, 60 Years of English & Creative Writing

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Wednesday 5 June, 2024, 6 p.m.

60 Years of English & Creative Writing @ Strathclyde University : Alumni Special

Learning & Teaching Building, University of Strathclyde,  16 Richmond Street Strathclyde Union Glasgow G1 1XQ

 Chaired by Dr. Rodge Glass, Convener of the MLitt in Creative Writing, featuring readings, discussion and informal chat about publication and the writing life.

Roll up, roll up! At @strathclydecw they’re hosting a special event featuring three fantastic writers, all ex-students celebrating their publications – poet Megan Ridgway, author of The Magpie, @callumrmcsorley, author of Squeaky Clean & @margaretmcdonaldauthor , whose new YA novel Glasgow Boys is just published by Faber.
Free, open to all.
Readings, chat & reflections on getting into publishing @strathclydeunion  Also, wonderful current MLitt student Kirsty Watt, reading from her brand new poetry pamphlet.
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Writer bios –

MARGARET MCDONALD is a Scottish author from Glasgow. She is published in the disability-focused magazine Breath and Shadow as well as the prose and poetry magazines Bandit Fiction, Bubble Lit, In Parentheses and The Manifest Station. Margaret worked for the NHS after shielding for a year, during which time she finished her Masters in English Literature from Glasgow University with Distinction. She also has a First Class BA (Hons) from Strathclyde University, where she studied writing.

CALLUM MCSORLEY is a writer based in Glasgow whose short stories have appeared in Gutter Magazine, Monstrous Regiment and New Writing Scotland. Squeaky Clean is his debut novel, inspired by his years working at a car wash in Glasgow’s East End. With it, Callum became the youngest ever author to win the prestigious McIlvanney Prize for best Scottish crime novel of the year. His second novel, Paperboy, will be published in 2025.

MEGAN RIDGWAY is a poet, writer and musician based in Glasgow. Drawing from her work as a carer and her roots in the British countryside, her work explores the dynamics of caring through the lens of cosy horror. Following her time on the Mlitt in Creative Writing at Strathclyde her poetry chapbook The Magpie has been digitally published by Full House Literary.

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