Books, Talks, Poetry Events.

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.

Thomas A Clark: Poet Artist Curator at Creative Converstions

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Monday 18 November 2019, 1 – 2 p.m. Free & Open to the Public University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ www.gla.ac.uk/events/creativeconversations/ Thomas A Clark was born in Greenock, Scotland. His poetry has been consistently attentive to form and to the experience of walking in the landscape, returning […]

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Sunday, November 17, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Charlie Gracie, Donal McLaughlin and Finola Scott CCA

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Scottish Writers’ Centre Red Squirrel Press Tuesday 19 November 2019 7pm, Free (unticketed), Clubroom 18+ 0141 352 4900 Red Squirrel Press joins forces with Diehard Press, to bring Finola Scott, Donal McLaughlin and Charlie Gracie together for an evening of poetry and short fiction. Finola and Charlie launch new poetry publications as Donal reads from established and developing work. Finola Scott’s […]

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Mary Irvine: Book Week Scotland 2029 – Events in West Dunbartonshire

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Recommended events in Libraries in West Dunbartonshire Karen Campbell Crime novelist 18th November, 2019 7 p.m. Parkhall Library, Hawthorn Street G81 3EF David Pratt War Correspondent 19th November, 2019 7 p.m. Dalmuir Library, Lennox Place G81 4LX Paul Murdoch (Alexandria’s very own!)  ‘Old Bloke Goes Running’ – a funny/serious approach to getting fitter… 20th November, […]

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Nina Allan Speculative Fiction Writer – Creative Conversations

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Monday 11 November 2019, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Free & Open to the Public University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ Nina Allan is a writer and critic, active in the field of speculative fiction. Her work has been awarded the Grand Prix de L’imaginaire, the British […]

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Saturday, November 9, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Then And Now & What Could Be: Housing Rights & Solidarity CCA

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Monday 11 November 2019 7.30pm, Free (unticketed), Cinema 14+ accompanied by an adult 0141 352 4900 From 1915 Rent Strikes to Living Rent, what can we learn from the history of rent strikes in organising for fair rents today? An evening of recollection on historical and contemporary housing activism in honour of tenant solidarity, war resisters, […]

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Friday, November 8, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, Cinema

Libre / To the Four Winds Alliance Francaise Glasgow

13 November, 2019 As part of this year’s French Film Festival, we’re inviting you to a competitive debate followed by the screening of the documentary Libre on 13th November. Alliance française, 3 Park Circus, Glasgow G3 6AX Libre / To the Four winds, Michel Toesca (2018) In the Royal valley located between France and Italy, thousands of migrants try […]

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The Siren Awakes Book Launch – Linda Jackson review by Pat Byrne

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What a Night! There was a fantastic turn out at Avant Garde on Monday for the launch of The Siren Awakes – the first of three memoirs about life as a young singer, growing up in Paisley by Linda Jackson. I had been really looking forward to the even as I had already caught a […]

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Publishing Scotland: Book Week Scotland 2019

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19 November, 2019 at 6.30 p.m. Publishing Scotland Showcase Event Waterstones Sauchiehall Street We’re thrilled to be hosting a very special evening with Publishing Scotland, as they bring TWELVE authors to our store for a Scottish Showcase for Book Week Scotland! This is a free event but please register via the link. Publishing Scotland is […]

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Book Week Scotland 2019

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18 – 24 November, 2019 Book Week Scotland is an annual celebration of books and reading that takes place across the country. Celebrate Books and Reading Wherever You Are See full Book Week Scotland Programme 2019 Mary Irvine Recommends Book Week Scotland Events in West Dunbartonshire Some Events in and around Glasgow Chinese Library Room […]

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Write Lines with In Motion Theatre. Book Week Scotland 2019

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Tuesday 19 November 2019 6:30PM – 7:30PM Write Lines Short Play Readings in Association with In Motion Theatre Co. Book Week Scotland Full Programme in Glasgow The Mitchell Library has been delighted to host Write Lines with In Motion Theatre. Write Lines was an opportunity for writers to attend workshops  with producer and playwright Lisa […]

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Ghost Signs of Glasgow, Glasgow City Heritage Trust

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Guided Walk Saturday 9th November | 11am | Free, but booking essential  Meeting point: George Square, in front of the Robert Burns Statue  Ghost signs are the fading remains of old painted signs on buildings, which offer an invaluable window into the past.With the help of our great volunteers we have created engaging and informative walks […]

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Monday, November 4, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, Walks in Glasgow

Words and Music: The Sound of Young Scotland

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21 November, 2019 7 p.m. Dick Institute, Elmbank Ave, Kilmarnock KA1 3BT An evening full of some of the finest young Scottish talent in Chris McQueer, author of Hings and HWFG; Julie Rea, author and scriptwriter of the David Bowie inspired play John, I’m Only Dancing and Stephen Watt, the current Makar for the Federation of […]

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Express Yourself Halloween Party 2019 Project Cafe

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31 October, 2019 – 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Project Cafe, 134 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6ST Tell It Slant Halloween Party Get your costumes ready because we are throwing an Express Yourself Halloween party. Halloween 3 course meal, live music, fancy dress, poetry, byob, fun, games and laughter Free event Details on Facebook

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Book Launch: The Siren Awakes by Linda Jackson

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4th November, 2019 Avant Garde Linda Jackson launches the first of three memoirs – The Siren Awakes With special guest Charlie Gracie and music by Linda Jaxson Band Free entry – book will be available to buy on the night. Show starts 7.15 p.m. Book table for dinner at 6 p.m. (2 course plus glass […]

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Scottish Writers’ Centre Dove Tales: Dia de los Muertos

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Tuesday 5 November 2019 7pm, Free (unticketed), Clubroom 18+ 0141 352 4900CCAWith readings from Dove Tales members, the event will be hosted by writer Jean Rafferty of Dove Tales. Readers include: AC Clarke, Ray Evans, Lesley Benzie, Caroline Johnstone, Allan Cameron. Music: Linda Jaxson and Jim Byrne Dove Tales was formed by a group of […]

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Night of Scripts, Music and Song

Friday 15 November, 2019 With Host Linda Jackson Finns Place, 167 Ledard Road, Glasgow G42 9QU Further details on Facebook

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Penetrate: Translate Reading Group: Five Measures of Expatriation by Vahni Capildeo CCA

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(Performance for Ban: Loveland Colorado, Bhanu Kapil 2012) Monday 11 November 2019 CCA 6.30pm – 8.30pm, Free but ticketed, Clubroom 18+ Book online / 0141 352 4900 Five Measures of Expatriation by Vahni Capildeo is a piece of prose-poetry that speaks about the complex alienation of the expatriate, finding solace in language and ‘not one particular language’. Penetrate: Translate is […]

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Adura Onashile: Artist and Playwright, Creative Conversations

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Monday 04 November 2019, 1 – 2 p.m. Free & Open to the Public University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ Adura Onashile is an award winning Glasgow based artist. She has been a part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase and has worked with companies such as Untitled Projects, […]

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Monday, October 28, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, Pat's Home Page Blog

Short Story Collection with Adam McNelis, Glasgow Literary Lounge

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Tuesday 29 October, 2019 – 7 p.m. The Calton Bar, 415 London Road, Glasgow  G40 1AG CALLING ALL CREATIVES– Open Mic Calton Bar Theme for the night is the ‘Feast of Samhain’ ‘We still have a couple of slots left for our Open Mic – Speakeasy Style after McNelis’s presentation! Our theme for the night […]

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Webinair: How to talk to children about Climate Change

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Tuesday 5 November 2019 1 p.m. – 2.30 p.m. Tuesdays4Climate Online:How2talk to children abt climate change This WEBINAR is for parents who would like space to explore + think with others about how we listen and speak to our kids on climate change. This 90 minute call will make space for 6-10 parents to share […]

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Have Yourself a Literary Solstice, Poetry is the Way to Peace

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 7 PM – 11 PM Glasgow Literary Lounge Cheeky Besom Productions at The Calton Bar ‘It’s the Winter Solstice and in the true spirit of the Speakeasy, Cheeky Besom Productions will be rocking around the tree celebrating Celtic Roots & Poetry Is The Way To Peace in partnership with The […]

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Friday, October 25, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, Christmas in Glasgow

Mary Miller, Author, on Jane Haining – a life of love and courage

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24 November, 2019 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Jane Haining – a life of love and courage Titwood Bowling Club, 77 Glencairn Drive, Pollokshields, Glasgow G41 4PS Local author Mary Miller will talk about Jane Haining, subject of her recent book, who lived in Pollokshields. Jane worshipped at Queens Park Govanhill Church of Scotland, and […]

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Monday, October 21, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

An Evening with Mary Irvine – ‘My Greek Love Affair’

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Living, working and writing about The Land of the Hellenes Wednesday, 23rd October, 2019 –  7 p.m.  Helensburgh Library, 59 W King St, Helensburgh G84 8EB    Free entry/refreshments

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Friday, October 18, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, Mary Irvine: Writer and Philhellene

Creative Conversations: Abir Mukherjee – Crime Novelist

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: Monday 21 October 2019 – 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Free & Open to the Public University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ Abir Mukherjee is the Times bestselling author of the Sam Wyndham series of crime novels set in Raj era India. His debut, ‘A Rising […]

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Woodlands Community Gardens, Storytelling Circle ‘Tell A Story’ Workshop

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Sunday 17 November, 2019 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Have you ever wanted to tell stories to your child without the book? Maybe you already do this, or you have told them their favourite story so often, that you really could put the book down and tell the story, eye to eye, mind to mind […]

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  Irene Lebeter, Meet the Author, Fruin Fam

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Thursday 17th October 10.30 a.m. Tea, coffee, soft drinks available from 10.00 a.m. Fruin Farm, Glen Fruin, Helensburgh G84 9EE

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‘A Place for the Work and the Human Being’ Kelvin Hall

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7. Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme The Common Guild Kelvin Hall, 1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AW 24 October 2019 6 p.m. Thursday 24 October 2019, 6pm ‘A Place for the Work and the Human Being’ runs throughout 2019 and takes place in a range of venues, new and old, around Glasgow. The series explores […]

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From Lens to Pen, Finnieston

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1 – 3 November,  2019 The Vacant Space The proceeds from the exhibition will be donated to Glasgow City Mission. Why not come along and have a look. 184 Argyle Street, Finnieston,  Glasgow

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Creative Conversations: Robert Alan Jamieson – Shetlandic Poet and Translator

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Monday 14 October 2019, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Free & Open to the Public University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ Alan Jamieson was born in 1958 in the crofting community of Sandness on Shetland. After publishing two novels and a collection of poetry, ‘Shoormal’, during the […]

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Sloot – it’s Oot!!! – Book Launch with Ian Macpherson

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Friday 25 October, 2918 Waterstones Byres Road, 351-355 Byres Road, g12 8au Where Comedy, Literature and Ian Macpherson Collide Ian says: Ahead of publication of my forthcoming novel by Bluemoose Books, I keep getting asked what exactly sloot means. Does it refer, for instance, to a deep South African gully eroded by rainfall? No, it […]

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

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