Scottish Writers' Centre launch: Northwards Now 19

Added on Saturday 10 Dec 2011

Photo: northwords. Thursday 15 December 2011


Clubroom, CCA, Sauchiehall Street.

Ages: 16 and over

No advance ticketing. Places will be issued on a first-come first-served basis.
Please arrive early to aoid disappointment.

Northwords Now gives a voice to new writing from the Highlands and Islands - in Gaelic, Scots and English. It publishes poetry & fiction, articles & essays, reviews in all these voices, and more, and hopes to stimulate, intrigue and act as a focal point of cultural discussion in the Highlands. Featured readers are Niall Campbell and Ian McDonough, but there will be many more. The magazine is free, and copies will be available on the night.

South Uist poet Niall Campbell, graduated from the MLitt in Creative Writing at St Andrews University with distinction in 2009 and has since been awarded the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship, and is one of this year?s five winners of the prestigious Eric Gregory Award.

Ian McDonough was born and brought up in Brora, Sutherland and currently lives in Edinburgh where he manages the Scottish Community Mediation Centre. He is a recipient of two Scottish Arts Council Writer?s Awards and a Science Research Council award, and has been given a Creative Scotland Writers Award to write a series of poems around his father''s experience of Dunkirk.

The Northwords launch will be followed at 8.30pm by the SWC Xmas party in collaboration with St. Mungo?s Mirrorball with wine, music, song and a poetry raffle! SWC will also launch their new Events Programme with details of our Membership Offer and announce the deadline date of the 2012 Writing Competition.

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