At St Mungo Mirrorball Poetry Events at Aye Write! 2016



Five wonderful events showcasing leading UK poets supported by the Mirrorball – two free events and another three subsidised events (£6 instead of £9) — All events at the Mitchell Library, North St, Glasgow G3 7DN

St Mungo’s Mirrorball – Poetry Open Mic

Thursday 17 March 6:00PM – 7:00PM

St Mungo’s Mirrorball, Glasgow’s Poetry Network and Jim Carruth, Poet Laureate for Glasgow, host their popular open mic session. An opportunity for budding and established poets to read their own work.

Free event

 Jim Carruth Introduces Helen Mort & Rebecca Perry


Thursday 17 March 7:30PM – 8:30PM

Glasgow’s Poet Laureate, Jim Carruth, welcomes two distinctive new poetry voices to Aye Write! Helen Mort was born in Sheffield in 1985. She is a 5 times winner of the Foyle Young Poets award. In 2014, she completed her Doctorate and her BlogSpot `Poetry on the Brain` was one of the Picador `Best Poetry Blogs` choices. Her latest collection Division Street was shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards and the T.S. Eliot Prize.

Rebecca Perry was born in London. She graduated from Manchester’s Centre for New Writing in 2008. Her first book-length collection, Beauty/Beauty, a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, is shortlisted for the 2015 T.S. Eliot Prize. Presented in association with St Mungo’s Mirrorball.

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Sinéad Morrissey – Prize Winning Poetry


Friday 18th Mar 2016 • 6:00PM – 7:00PM

Aye Write! welcomes TS Eliot Prize winner, Sinéad Morrissey, to read at the festival. Sinéad’s fifth collection of poems, Parallax, won the prestigious award in 2014. After periods living in Japan and New Zealand she now lives in Belfast, where she has been writer-in-residence at Queen’s University, Belfast.

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Remembering Sandy Hutchison

Friday 18th Mar 2016 • 7:30PM – 8:30PM

An event of words and song celebrating the life of Alexander Hutchison, the award winning Scottish poet and translator, who died in November 2015 after a short illness. Join with his family, friends and fellow poets as we remember one of the leading poets of his generation.

free event

Andrew McMillan & David Kinloch

andrew mcmillan

Sunday 20th Mar 2016 • 6:00PM – 7:00PM

Andrew McMillan’s Physical contains poems which are hymns to the male body – to male friendship and male love – muscular, sometimes shocking, but always deeply moving. Raw and urgent, this collection was shortlisted for a number of prestigious awards including the Guardian First Book Award and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Andrew will be reading with David Kinloch who teaches creative writing at the University of Strathclyde and is the author of five poetry collections. A recipient of the 2004 Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Award, he is a founder editor of the influential poetry magazine Verse.

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