‘LGBT event’ with Kirsty Logan, Hal Duncan, Elizabeth Reeder and Katherine McMahon CCA Club Room

lgbt_01‘LGBT event’ with Kirsty Logan, Hal Duncan, Elizabeth Reeder and Katherine McMahon

CCA  Club Room

Tuesday 14th October 2014, 7pm to 8.30pm

Scottish Writers’ Centre

Our sexuality defines our identity and how we interact with the world, not just our desires and fantasies but also in terms of our insecurities and fears. The perspectives of the LGBT community (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Trans-sexual) are a key to understanding the human condition. Hosted by rising Scottish literary star Kirsty Logan, come along and here a range of LGBT poetry and prose from some of Scotland’s best emerging writers in diverse fields from Mainstream to Science Fiction and Fantasy. It’s as important, if not more so, that straight as well as gay people, take the opportunity at events like these to keep themselves in touch with a broad inclusive view of contemporary Scottish writing.

Kirsty Logan is the author of the story collection The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales (Salt, 2014). Her first novel, The Gracekeepers, about a circus boat in a flooded world, will be out in the UK, US and Canada in early 2015. She has worked as the literary editor at The List, and is currently a mentor for teenage writers.
THE…. Sodomite Hal Duncan!! (sic,) as the homophobic hatemail once dubbed him, is the Glasgow-based award-winning author of VELLUM and INK. Other work includes novels, short fiction, poetry, non-fiction, musicals and collaborations with the bands Aereogramme and The Dead Man’s Waltz. You can find him online at www.halduncan.com

Elizabeth Reeder, originally from Chicago, now calls Scotland home. Her short writing has been widely published in journals and anthologies and has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 as stories, drama, and abridgements. Her debut novel, Ramshackle, is published by Freight Books and was shortlisted for the 2013 Scottish Mortgage Investment Best First Book Award, the 2012 Saltire First Book Award, and longlisted for the 2013 Author’s Club Best First book. Her second novel, Fremont, is published by Kohl Publishing. She teaches on the Creative Writing Programme at University of Glasgow.

Katherine McMahon is an Edinburgh based performance poet, who has revelled in pub backroom performances and stagelight-soaked mics across the city, as well as further afield. She has been been a finalist or winner in slams run by the Edinburgh University Literature Society, Utter! and Tea Fuelled; crucially, she also won a Blue Peter badge for a poem when she was 9. Her first pamphlet, ‘Treasure in the History of Things’, is out on Stewed Rhubarb press, paired with a CD album in collaboration with musician and sound designer Fiona Keenan. She helped to run successful theatre company Theatre Paradok for two years, working with them in a variety of roles, from publicity officer to set designer to stage manager. She has a degree in Social Anthropology, and likes baking elaborate desserts.
Tickets: £6/(£3 for concessions), at the door. FREE to SWC members
CCA 350 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3JD

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