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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.

New Books To Watch Out For

 

‘the lactic acid in the calves of your despair’ poetry collection by Ali Whitelock

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New poetry collection from Scottish Poet Ali Whitelock based in Sydney, Australia. ‘the lactic acid in the calves of your despair’ published by Wakefield Press, Adelaide. ‘The poems in Ali Whitelock’s the lactic acid in the calves of your despair are packed with hilarity and gut-wrenching and everything in between. For anyone who ever made […]

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Thursday, March 26, 2020 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, New Books by Scottish Writers

New Collection of Poems: Poor Wurld by Jim Ferguson

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Poor Wurld by Jim Ferguson Published by Speculative Books. “Each one of these poems is a tribute to the 99% of people struggling to get by and deal with the psychological stress of life on the poverty margins.’ Tracy Patrick. Read ‘growin pains” a poem from the collection Jim Ferguson New Poetry – Poor Wurld […]

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Monday, March 23, 2020 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, New Books by Scottish Writers

The Clearing: A memoir of art, family and mental health by Samantha Clark

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This house has been a regular presence in my life for as long as I can remember. My heart has sunk a little every time I walk in . . . Samantha Clark enjoyed a busy career as an artist before returning home to Glasgow to take care of the house that her parents had […]

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The Siren Awakes – memoir by Linda Jackson

Linda Jackson’s ‘The Siren Awakes’ is a haunting, heartbreaking and often hilarious dissection of the author’s own childhood and early adulthood; a real world of monster masks, dark closes, dazzling sunlight, love, fear, and, particularly, music. Gentle innocence and sudden cruel violence exist side by side. (Graham Fulton, Poet) To buy the book please email seahorsepublisher@gmail.com […]

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Sunday, March 22, 2020 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, New Books by Scottish Writers

Blessed Assurance by Stewart Ennis

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Published by Vagabond Voices, November, 2019   Blessed Assurance is a coming of age novel. It is set against the backdrop of a small close-knit evangelical community in the fictional Scottish village of Kilhaugh one fog bound December in the late nineteen sixties when the Cold War was on the brink of turning hot. The […]

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‘Doors tae Naewye’ poetry by Christie Williamson

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Doors tae Naewye by Christie Williamson (published by Luath Press) £8.99 (Available to buy at Luath Press) Supported by the Scottish Book Trust ‘Doors tae Naewye’ is a book of broken sequences, with nearly three quarters of the poetry being in Shetlandic, and the rest in English. ‘My first collection was the result of over […]

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, New Books by Scottish Writers

Poor Wurld by Jim Ferguson – Book Launch Party Postponed

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Saturday 28 March, 2020 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. The Calton Bar, 415 London Rd, Glasgow G40 1AG Featuring Poets: Jim Ferguson, Ruby McCann, Derek Brown plus Guests (tbc) Jim Ferguson New Poetry – Poor Wurld Published by Speculative Books – Subscribe and Buy Books

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Keeping Time novel by Thomas Legendre

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A crumbling marriage. An ancient mystery. And a way to change the past . . . Thomas Legendre is assistant professor at the University of Nottingham. He is the author of the novel The Burning, as well as Half Life, a play performed with the National Theatre of Scotland, and the radio drama Dream Repair, aired by BBC4. £16 Available to […]

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Much Left Unsaid by Finola Scott – poetry

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Debut Pamphlet Published by Red Squirrel Press £6 – buy online Glaswegian Finola Scott’s poems can be found on posters, postcards and tapestries. Her work has been anthologised in many publications including Gutter, New Writing Scotland, The Fenland Reed, Lighthouse and The Ofi Press. She was commissioned by StAnza International Poetry Festival for inclusion in a multimedia installation issued as a […]

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Freddy Anderson, Afternoon of Literature, Poetry and Song

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Sunday 5 April, 2020 at 2 p.m. Rymour Books cordially invite you to an afternoon of literature, poetry and song. They are celebrating the book launch of poet, Freddy Anderson hosted by Gavin Patterson, with performances from singer Fraser Bruce and readings from poets, Ian Spring, Jim Ferguson, Ruby McCann and Derek J Brown. More […]

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Monday, March 16, 2020 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Women Writers: Maria Marchinadu, Tracy Patrick and Eloise Oui

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Tuesday, 26 May, 2020 7.30 p.m. – 10.30 p.m. CHEEKY BESOM PRODUCTIONS: ’Artists with Attitude’ Presents Glasgow Literary Lounge, Calton Bar, 415 London Rd, G40 1AG A Monthly (4th Tuesday) East End Showcase of Literary Arts & Culture In Partnership La poesía in acción universal por la paz @Calton Bar Glasgow Three Women Writers: Maria […]

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Neu Reekie at Aye Write

Saturday, 14 March, 2020 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. The Mitchell Library, North Street, G3 7DN Bill Drummond, Hollie McNish, Kirsty Logan, William Letford, Michael Pedersen & Kevin Williamson Aye Write is hosting the final live outing for Neu! Reekie!’s ‘After Curfew’ anthology. Leading the charge and your MC for the night is artist/provocateur Bill […]

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | Filed under: Aye Write 2020, Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Aye Write: Andrew Greig and Chris Agee

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12 March, 2020, 7.45 p.m. – 8.45 p.m. The Mitchell, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN Two writers celebrated for depictions of the natural world come together for a unique reading in the shadow of the mounting ecological crisis. Greig will read from his Scottish classic At the Loch of the Green Corrie and other prose. Agee […]

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Christie Williamson – Doors tae Naewye Launch at Express Yourself

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27 March, 2020 7 p.m. Join Christie Williamson and special guests as he launches his second collection of poems Tell it Slant, 134 Renfrew Street, G3 6ST Event on Facebook

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Monday, March 9, 2020 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Remember Tom Leonard, CCA

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Re-launching some of Tom’s Out Of Print Books Saturday 25 April, 2020 – 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD Organised by Larry Butler of PlaySpace publications, this is a re-launch of out-of-print books with readings, songs, and film including Gerrie Fellows, Eddie Linden, Allan Tall, Gerry Mangan, Gerry Loose and […]

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Saturday, March 7, 2020 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Ali Whitelock and Skye Loneragan – Scottish Writers Centre

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Tuesday, 19 May, 2020  7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Scottish Writers Centre, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD Whilst celebrating the work of two gifted writers, this event intends to explore and celebrate social and cultural connections between Scotland and Australia as well as the difficulties and rewards facing writers living and working in other […]

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Friday, March 6, 2020 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Aye Write: Ferlie Leed – The Rhymer on his Hoalidays

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Saturday March 14th, 8pm The Scottish band FERLIE LEED celebrate the centenary of Edwin Morgan’s birth with an exuberant selection of his work as a translator. Although Morgan is well known as a poet in his own right, he had a vigorous career as a translator of poets from across Europe. Ferlie Leed have composed […]

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Literary Legends Book Stall – International Women’s Week

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Monday 9 – 13 March, 2020 Throughout International Women’s Week you will find a book stall on Level 3 of the library with a selection of female literary legends! Each day one of the writers will be featured on screens around the library, and you’ll be able to pick up their books from the stall. […]

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Books at the Botanics

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  Books at the Botanics Book Fair Saturday and Sunday 7 and 8 March, 2020. 10 a.m. till 4.30 p.m. in the Hopkirk Building  (behind the main range), 730 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 0UE www.booksatthebotanics.co.uk Books at the Botanics on Facebook

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Aye Write 2020: Humans of Scotland

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Wednesday 18 March,2020 – 6 p.m. _ 7 p.m. Waterstones, 53-157 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3EW Humans of Scotland is an inspiring storytelling project from the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE). Humans of Scotland puts the voices of disabled people, people living with long term conditions and unpaid carers at its heart. It […]

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Thursday, March 5, 2020 | Filed under: Aye Write 2020, Books, Talks, Poetry Events

EVENT CANCELLED Cheeky Besom Productions – ‘Artists With Attitude’ Presents Linda Jackson

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Tuesday 26 March 2020 The Calton Bar, 415 London Road, Glasgow, G40 1AG (Tuesday 7:00 – 10:30-pm) CHEEKY BESOM PRODUCTIONS ‘Artists With Attitude’ Presents Glasgow Literary Lounge – A Monthly (4th Tuesday) East End Showcase of Literary Arts & Culture Memoir Writing – ‘The Siren Awakes’ with Linda Jackson Creative Writing lecturer, Linda Jackson will […]

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Fessen/Reared New Poetry Collection by Lesley Benzie, Book Launch

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The Muse at Avant Garde Monday, 23 March, 2020 at 7 p.m. Fessen/Reared – a new collection of poetry by Lesley Benzie will be launched at: Avant Garde, 34-44 King St, Glasgow G1 5QT The evening will be hosted by Linda Jackson. Readers include: Donna Campbell, Danielle Redmond and Christie Williamson. Music by Kirsten Jackson […]

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Sunday, February 23, 2020 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Poetry Slam – Open to All – The Tron

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8 March, 2020 at 2 p.m. £6.50 Book tickets Live poetry competition open to everyone who would like to take part. Experienced poets and complete novices are welcome to come along and try their lyrics in a friendly but competitive setting. Contact robin.cairns@btconnect.com if you’d like to take part. Robin Cairns comperes. Tron Theatre Ltd., 63 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5HB

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Dardishi Festival at CCA

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Larissa Sansour, Nation Estate (Olive Tree), 2012 21 – 23 February, 2020 Dardishi 2020 Fri 21 February — Sun 23 February 2020 dardishi.com Dardishi Festival is a not-for-profit community venture that showcases Arab and North African womxn’s* contributions to contemporary art and culture. Born out of a zine, the Festival aims to strengthen creative collaboration within our community and […]

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The IASSIDD Exhibition ProjectAbility

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Project Ability introduces second exhibition of the year. ‘The IASSIDD Exhibition’ – 29 February, 2020 – 9 April, 2020 Reception 29 February, 2020 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Project Ability Gallery, 1st Floor, Trongate 103, Glasgow Admission: Free International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Development Disabilities: The Exhibition In August of 2019 Glasgow hosted […]

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International Women’s Day – #EachforEqual: What Difference Does a Decade Make?

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8 March, 2020 – 5 p.m. Cafezique, 66 Hyndland St, Partick, Glasgow G11 5PT A Scottish PEN Women Writers Committee event for International Women’s Day 2020 Free Event This year marks the start of another decade. Looking back over the past ten years many women have raised their voices and risked their careers and sometimes […]

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Roots Festival – An Evening with Wullie, George and Friends

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26 February, 2020 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Bianco Nero 27 Gauze St, Paisley PA1 1ES FREE EVENT Sign up quickly as Bianco Nero can seat 30 people plus our lovely poets 🙂 This is a glorious and moving evening of readings by local and gifted writers / friends followed by an Open Mic. Wullie […]

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Sunday, February 16, 2020 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, Events, Fairs, Festivals and Fundraisers

Evening of Stories and Songs with Kirstin Innes and Outi Smith

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13 March, 2020 McKillop Institute, Main Street, Lochwinnoch PA12 4AJ Part of Lochwinnoch Arts Festival – 6 – 29 March, 2020 Join Lochwinnoch-based novelist Kirstin Innes and musician Outi Smith for a special evening of stories and songs. Kirstin Innes Kirstin’s new novel, Scabby Queen, traces the rise and fall of a one-hit-wonder. In this […]

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Aye Write 2020: Memoirs and Confessions – Justified Sinners Speakeasy

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18 March, 2020 The Mitchell Library, North Street,  G3 7DN  6 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. Cheeky Besom Productions are Celebrating 250th Anniversary of James Hogg Dr Adrian Hunter, senior lecturer of English Studies at Stirling University said. “James Hogg is one of the great literary geniuses of the 19th century whose work is just as […]

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Creative Conversations: Niall O’Gallagher

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Monday 10 February 2020  1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Niall O’Gallaher: Glasgow’s Gaelic Makar/Bard Baile Ghlaschu 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/ Glasgow’s Gaelic Makar / Bàrd Baile Ghlaschu: Niall O’Gallagher After studying and then teaching at the University of […]

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Thursday, February 6, 2020 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

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