From Writing to Publishing: Creating A Literary Anthology

ruby from writing to publishing

With Ruby McCann

23 April, 2019, 7 – 10.30 p.m.

Do you want to publish an anthology? There are ingredients and elements that are essential for keeping your budget low that will allow your anthology to be original. The reasons and methods for publishing anthologies are endless. Writer and sometimes publisher, Ruby McCann has gathered writers and published unique anthologies by putting on her publishers cap. She will discuss and share tips on her DIY Guide to creating a literary anthology as April’s Glasgow Literary Lounge featured writer. An open mic will follow the discussion.

About Ruby McCann

Ruby McCann has worked on many writing projects and as a workshop facilitator. She began publishing literary anthologies to promote writers she was exposed to and felt that writers she worked with deserved more attention. She has worked in educational establishments, art institutions, community organisations, writers groups, prisons (now a Banned Book! ask Janice Galloway), and homeless shelters. Recently, she published Gorbals poet, Alexander Neil’s, first volume of poetry, Buds & Blossoms (Cheeky Besom Productions 2018), an 85-year old working class ex-miner, to give voice to a local poet, and to document for archival purposes Gorbals life by a poet who lived through WWII. McCann considers there’s a specific and overlooked sub-genre that she is passionate about, and questions, who chooses who gets published? She sees value in encouraging writers by giving them an opportunity to see their work in print. McCann says, ‘for a writer trying to break into the world of writing, getting published in an anthology can be a stepping stone to achieve that.’

Calling all Creatives

The Open Mic on 23rd will celebrate World Earth Day (April 22 2019) and all green life that sustains us. The honour belongs to the plants and one tiny seed can make a huge impact. Seeking seeds of poems, stories, art, music, and film as an offering to Mother Earth. This is open to interpretation. Slots are 5-7 minutes to be allocated on a first come first served basis. To secure a slot contact Ruby McCann: [email protected] Our host for the evening is poet, writer, and critic, Jim Ferguson:

Cheeky Besom Productions: ‘Artists with Attitude’: (Jim Ferguson, Louise Malone, Ruby McCann, Brian McFall) A Glasgow based artist collective. Group members devise concepts, split all running costs, and collaborate to create: sharing knowledge, making and creating, for the love of art. Championing artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives.

Glasgow Literary Lounge at Calton Bar
415 London Road
G40 1AG Glasgow

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