Books, Talks, Poetry and Creative Writing Events.

During Coronavirus Pandemic, with events cancelled and venues closed, initiative has been used to create Zoom and Online Events – get in touch and let me know about yours. Email Pat

Books, talks and poetry events. Glasgow has everything on offer for lovers of literature, including major book festivals, book launches, poetry slams and spoken word open mics.

Plenty to choose from with events showcasing new talent as well as acclaimed writers and poets.

Events and New Books To Watch Out For

Big Book Week Scotland Quiz 2020

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Friday 20 November, 2020 at 4 p.m. Online event Test your book knowledge by taking part in our live Big Book Week Scotland Quiz on Zoom. Over four entertaining rounds  Test your knowledge of books in 2020 – can identify a book by its cover and solve riddles? Register at EventBrite Sign up now as […]

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P.M. Freestone at Creative Conversations

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Monday 23 November 2020, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Zoom Event – Register at EventBrite P. M. Freestone spent her formative years in Australia, then worked or studied on every continent except Antarctica (there’s still time). Her debut novel, Shadowscent: The Darkest Bloom is a YA secondary-world fantasy published by Scholastic in the UK and […]

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Book Week Scotland 2020

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Monday 16 to Sunday 22 November, 2020 Book Week Scotland is an annual celebration of books and reading in Scotland. People of all ages and walks of life come together in libraries, schools, community venues and workplaces to share and enjoy books and reading. During the week Scotland’s authors, poets, playwrights, storytellers and illustrators will […]

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Real Bread Bakers – Screening and Discussion

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Online Event – Wednesday 18 November, 2020 at 7 p.m. Hosted by Zev Robinson and William Rubel Tickets On Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 7pm UK time, there will be the second screening-panel discussion of Real Bread Bakers (See the trailer ), this time focusing on health and well-being. Panelists will be talking about the role […]

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Book Week Scotland 2020: Glasgow Libraries

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Book Week Scotland 16-22 November 2020 Events are a bit different this year due to Covid but Scottish Book Trust has put together a brilliant online progamme for you to enjoy. Including Glasgow Libraries Events

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Creative Conversations: Sandy NicDhòmhnaill Jones

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Monday 16 November 2020, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Zoom Event Register at EventBrite You will be sent a link to attend the meeting once you book. Sandy NicDhòmhnaill Jones – Poet, Singer, Composer, Harpist and Linguist Sandy was appointed Gaelic Crowned Bard 2019-2021 at the Royal National Mòd Glasgow in October 2019. Her collection […]

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I Like Your Hat – book launch with Magi Gibson

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27 November, 2020 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Magi Gibson launches her new poetry collection ‘I Like Your Hat’ with friends and fellow poets Ali Whitelock and Jenny Lindsay. Free Online Event – Register  About this Event Join Magi Gibson for an evening of poetry as she launches her new collection, I Like Your Hat. A […]

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Scottish Writers Centre: Double Book Launch Leela Soma and Allan Martin

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SWC – 17th November 2020 – 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Double Book Launch: ‘Murder at the Mela’, Leela Soma and ‘The Dead of Jura’, Allan Martin Online  – Tickets: Free – £10 Leela Soma Leela Soma was born in Madras, India and now lives in Glasgow. The Scottish Writers’ Centre are delighted to host […]

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Poetry, Reading and Discussion

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Saturday 14 November, 2020 From 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Hosted by Peter O’Neill, Daniel Wade and Marc Di Saverio Poets Marc Di Saverio ( Canada), Nina Kossman ( Russia/USA), Daniel Wade ( Rep Ireland) Carmen – Francesca Banciu ( Romania/ Germany/ Greece) Jim Ferguson ( Scotland ) and Peter O’Neill ( Rep Ireland) will be reading and […]

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Thursday, November 12, 2020 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry and Creative Writing Events, Zoom and online events

Creative Conversations, University of Glasgow

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Zoom Events during Coronavirus Pandemic Free & Open to the Public University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ P.M. Freestone at Creative Conversations 23 November, 2020 1 – 2 p.m. P.M. Freestone at Creative Conversations Past Events Creative Conversations Creative Conversations: Sandy NicDhòmhnaill Jones – 16 November, 2020 […]

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Queerness in 1980s Glasgow – Douglas Stuart

16 November, 2020, 6 p.m. Creative Conversations University of Glasgow A conversation with 2020 Booker Prize Shortlisted Author Douglas Stuart presented by the University of Glasgow Creative Writing Programme Register for free event About this Event Douglas Stuart is a Scottish – American author. His debut novel, Shuggie Bain, is shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize […]

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Bloody Scotland: Michael Connelly and Ian Rankin

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Global Exclusive from Aye Write! 16 November, 2020, 7.30 p.m. Virtual event with Michael Connelly and Ian Rankin About this Event Bloody Scotland presents a global exclusive live virtual event with Michael Connelly and Ian Rankin! Free Pop Up Event with two master crime writers on Bloody Scotland International Book Festival Watch Online, completely free. […]

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New World, New Beginnings – Poetry Event Online

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12 November, 2020 7 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. Being Human Festival  A celebration of human resilience and connectivity through poetry as we prepare for a newly ordered world / new beginnings. Critically-acclaimed poet and Professor in Creativity Owen Sheers will be joined by award-winning poets Natalie Holborow and Eric Ngalle Charles as they share new […]

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Creative Conversations: Peter May

University of Glasgow Creative Conversations College of Arts Monday 09 November 2020, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.  Free Zoom Event –  Tickets at Eventbrite You will be sent the link to join the meeting once you book. Peter May is the multi award-winning author of the internationally best-selling Lewis Trilogy set in the Outer Hebrides […]

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Creative Conversations: Elizabeth Reeder

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Thursday 5 November 2020, 5.30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m. Zoom Event Book at EventBrite You will be sent the link to join the meeting once you book. Elizabeth Reeder, originally from Chicago, is a long-time resident of Scotland. She is author of three novels, her most recent being An Archive of Happiness published by Penned in the […]

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Remembering Alasdair Gray / Paradise

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Launch of Gray’s final major work, PARADISE, published by Canongate Books 5th November 2020, 6pm A digital celebration of the life and works of Glasgow’s polymath Alasdair Gray at this special two-headed event featuring some of those who knew him best. Celebrating the publication of Gray’s PARADISE, the third part of his trilogy responding to […]

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Landmarks: Hugh MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank

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Paintings by Alexander Moffat and Ruth Nicol, Poems by Alan Riach University of Glasgow Arts – Online Event 24 November, 2020 at 5 p.m. Free – Register at EventBrite Join the event 16:30 for a 17:00 start. About this Event ‘Landmarks: Hugh MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank’ brings together portraits by Sandy Moffat, landscapes by Ruth Nicol and poems by Alan Riach. […]

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‘Everything Passes Everything Remains’ Chris Dolan, Book Launch

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Saturday, 7 November, 2020 12 noon. Join Chris for a short virtual cycle ride on Saturday 7th, 12 midday? The plan had been for a troupe leaving Edinburgh and another from Glasgow to MEET HALFWAY at the Kelpies. Covid decided otherwise. The virtual launch of ‘Everything Passes Everything Remains’ (Saraband Books,) – in partnership with […]

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The Wild West of Scotland

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From Buffalo Bill to Outlander University of Glasgow College of Arts Friday, 20 November 2020, 6 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. Register for Online Event at EventBrite  A multimedia storytelling event recounting and reassessing some remarkable moments in Scottish-Native American history. Part of Being Human Festival, 12 – 22 November, 2020 About this Event A multimedia […]

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Book Week Scotland: Arlington Baths Recommends

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Book Week Scotland: 16-22 November 2020 In November Arlington Baths Club is usually gearing up to participate in  Book Week Scotland. Sadly that’s not possible this year because of Coronavirus – however they have highlighted some online events they think will be of interest. Their regular Book Week Scotland collaborators Ringwood Publishing have several free […]

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Seven New Strawberries – Book Launch

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Monday, 16 November 2020 7.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. Hosted by Scottish Universities’ International Summer School Online event – Free via Eventbrite Scottish Universities’ International Summer School (SUISS) is proud to present Seven New Strawberries: seven new translations of Edwin Morgan’s poem ‘Strawberries’ into seven world languages. Together, and with the translators’ accompanying commentaries, they […]

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Seahorse Saturday

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Saturday 14 November, 2020 – 2p.m. – 4 p.m. Dream and Relax Seahorse Publications Hosted by Linda Jackson line up includes: Alan Riach reading Janet Paisley Charlie Gracie introducing George Gibson and Sheila Templeton with Lesley Benzie. Free Online Event – Register at Eventbrite Linda Jackson – chatting with Pat Byrne – Jim and Pat’s […]

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Balloch Open Mic: Something from the Archives

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Balloch Open Mic Blog, November, 2020 Trawling through some past writings I came across the following. Thought it might be of interest to those new to the Open Mic or thinking of paying a visit if/when. (Mary Irvine) Thanks are due to those who came at the beginning and continued to support the event on […]

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Book Launch: Murder at the Mela, Leela Soma

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Virtual Book Launch – Wednesday, 4 November, 2020 at 7 – 8.30 p.m. Virtual launch of Leela Soma’s highly anticipated new novel, Murder at the Mela.  Glasgow’s first Asian DI joins the ranks of great fictional Scottish detectives adding to highly popular Tartan Noir. About Murder at the Mela Alok Patel is thrown in at […]

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Creative Conversations: Daisy Lafarge

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University of Glasgow Monday 02 November 2020, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Daisy Lafarge in conversation with Sophie Collins Zoom Event Tickets at EventBrite  You will be sent the link to attend the meeting after you book. Daisy Lafarge’s first poetry collection, Life Without Air, and a novel, Paul, are forthcoming from Granta Books. Her pamphlets include understudies […]

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Mary Irvine’s Blog: Something for Hallowe’en

Witch Hunting in Scotland Scotland was one of the countries in Europe where a lot of witch hunting took place. There were five national large scale witch hunts in Scotland between 1590 and 1662. Most of these were concentrated in the East Coast and the Borders, but there were also cases in the West. Not […]

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Creative Conversations: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

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Thursday 29 October 2020  6.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. Zoom Event – You will receive link after you  Register on EventBrite “A tremendous writer… It’s hard to doubt the power of the written word when you hear the story of Ngugi wa Thiong’o” – The Guardian Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o is an urgent and vital writer, […]

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‘Words From Battlefield’ – Book Launch

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24 October, 2020 2 p.m. Online Event Collection of poetry and prose from the creative writing class at Finn’s Place Register at Eventbrite ‘Words from Battlefield’ published by Seahorse Publications. About this Event ‘Words from Battlefield’ is a selection of the writing from tutor Linda Jackson’s Creative Writing Classes at Finn’s Place – ‘a unique […]

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Poet’s Time with Jenne Gray

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Short Film – Interview and Reading with  Jenne Gray – hosted by Linda Jackson Seahorse Publications Watch Online: Short Films

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