writers for peace

Various Moons

Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Project Cafe, 134 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6ST

Continuing this series on the theme of peace. Three writers and one musician from across Scotland come together to read and perform about peace – how we might make it, what it might look like, and how we can work for it.

This is a free event for all.

The authors:

David Manderson

David is an academic and a writer of novels, short stories, non-fiction, screenplays and poetry. He is convenor of the Scottish PEN Writers for Peace committee and the International Committee for the Association of Scottish Literary Studies. He has published full-length works with Kennedy & Boyd and Luath Press and shorter pieces in many magazines and anthologies, including New Writing Scotland, Gutter, Laldy and Chapman. In 2017 he was a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellow. He lives in Glasgow.

Ruth Aylett

Ruth was joint author with Beth McDonough of the pamphlet Handfast, published in 2016 and was the winner of the Hungry Hill Poets meet Politics competition in 2017. She has been published by The North, Prole, Antiphon, Interpreter’s House, New Writing Scotland, South Bank Poetry, Envoi, Bloodaxe Books, Red Squirrel Press, Doire Press and others. She lives in Edinburgh. “I’ve been writing since I was a teenager but four kids, putting some effort into trying to change things, not to mention the academic day job, means that only recently have I made the effort to get published or be heard. I’m an inveterate techie in my working life, which explains the poems about Turing, logarithms and differential calculus; and I still want things to change even if I lack the energy I once had. Hence stories about people who are not much heard and a certain number of rants. Other than that, I write about the things we all write about: love, death, airports, chemical plant, swimming.”

Colin Donati

Colin is a Scottish-born poet and musician of third-generation Italian descent. He gives regular public readings of his work, including extracts from his Scots translation of Dostoevsky’s ‘Crime and Punishment’, and performs his songs and song-settings as part of the duo ‘Various Moons’ with cellist Robin Mason. In 2014 he
edited the collected dramatic works of Robert McLellan, ‘Playing Scotland’s Story’ (Luath Press). He lives in Edinburgh.

Various Moons (Colin Donati and Robin)

Eclectic duo, Various Moons, comprise Edinburgh-based poet, song-writer and musician, Colin Donati, and cellist Robin Mason. First formed in 2014, their gigs around Scotland have included shows at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The Arran McLellan Festival, Anstruther Harbour Festival and regular appearances at Steve Kettley’s Click Click Club in Edinburgh. ‘In a space somewhere between Tim Buckley and Radiohead’ (Ian McDonough). ‘Slightly unhinged’ (Steve Kettley).

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