Friday, 26 November 2010

December List of events

December 2010 Lit Events

Thursday December 2, 7pm Prose Punch and Pakora @ Milngavie Bookshop, £10 for tickets.

Thursday December 2, 7pm @ Street Level Photo Works, Trongate 103, Glasgow. Get acquainted with the radical, unyielding and funny work of politicised poet Tom Leonard and Glasgow poet and model Erica von Stein amongst others. Live music and a bar are also on offer. Tickets £2, 0141 552 2151.

Thursday December 2, 6pm @ The Mitchell Library, Poetry Discussion Group. Lively and informal discussions of poetry on the first Thursday of every month. Free, 0141 287 2999.

Thursday December 2, 6.30-8pm @ Waterstone’s Sauchiehall Street, Scottish photographer Colin Prior discusses his latest collection High Light, followed by that all-important book signing. 0141 332 9105 £3 redeemable against cost of book.

Saturday December 4, Denise Mina TBC @ Plan B Books, Osborne Street, Glasgow, the popular Scottish crime writer and playwright talks about her work and signs copies of new novel A Sickness in the Family. Tickets FREE.

Monday December 6, The Hairy Bikers’ 12 Days of Christmas, The Hairy Bikers ride into town to sign copies of their latest, festive, offering @ WH Smith, 53-55 Argyle Street, Glasgow. Tickets, 0141 204 0636 Free.

Chopin in Glasgow: Janice Galloway in Conversation @ Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite on Thursday December 9 @ 1pm. As part of the Chopin in Glasgow series, author and classical music lover Galloway looks at the life of the composer, aided by music from RSAMD students. Tickets £5, 0141 353 8000.

Thursday December 9 & Friday December 10, A Way with Words @ Glasgow Women’s Library@ 11am-2pm, two days of creative writing workshops drawing on the wisdom of women's folktales for inspiration. Lunch provided. For ticket information call 0141 248 9969.

Thursday December 9 @ 7pm @ Glasgow School of Art, St Mungo’s Mirrorball 5th Birthday Bash. Celebrate the start of Mirrorball's fifth year as Glasgow's much-loved network for writers, performers and lovers of poetry with special guests tba.

Friday December 10 @ 8pm @ Tchai-Ovna House of Tea, Otago Lane. A monthly evening of storytelling and poetry reading. Reading Allowed. Call 0141 357 4524 for more information.

Diary and Notebook making on Monday December 13 @ Glasgow Women’s Library. Make a funky diary or notebook from reclaimed paper and card. Tickets free, call 0141 248 9969.

Scottish Writers' Centre presents the Glasgow launch of Causeway/Cabhsaiac on Thursday December 16 from 7-8.30pm @ the CCA Glasgow. The Scottish Writers' Centre launches the new magazine of Irish and Scottish Writing, in association with the University of Aberdeen. The evening also includes the Centre's mid-Winter celebration. Tickets free, call 0141 352 4900.