Saturday, 26 February 2011

March Events in Glasgow

Spring has sprung and Glasgow's Lit events are as numerous as ever. 'Aye Write' our own Book Festival heads the list. Friday 4th March -12th March The Mitchell Library will be hosting a wonderful line up of eminent authors. The programme has something for everyone from Children's events to quiz nights, lectures and 'meet the authors'opportunities that are scarce in the big Edinburgh International Book Festival.Levy,Mc Call-Smith, Jackie Kay, Baroness Warnock, Manju Kapur, Maxine Hong Kingston,Micahel Frayn, Iain M. Banks,Lousie Welsh the list is endless. I have my tickets for 4 events at least so go ahead and book now.

4th and 10th March Tchai-Ovna Tea House Glasgow
Evening of poetry and readings .

Another Book on Mackintosh?!
Thu 17 Mar 7:30pm Adelaides, Glasgow 0141 248 4970
£4 (Students free)
Hard though it may be to believe that the world needs another book on ol' Charles Rennie, author and historian James Macaulay is here to explain why.

Sun 20 Mar 8pm Mono, Glasgow

23 Mar 7.30pm Ubiquitous Chip, Glasgow
Glasgow Poetry Book Group Date Location
Two first collections are up for discussion this month, both of which have been nominated for the Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection 2010: Steve Spence's A Curious Shipwreck and Helen Oswald's Learning Gravity.

24 Mar 7.30pm Tramway, Glasgow

Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell Date Location
Spalding Gray was one of the most electrifying storytellers of our time, turning his own life into a very funny, scaldingly direct and moving narrative. His monologues were filmed by Jonathan Demme and Steven Soderbergh. Stories Left to Tell is a work conceived by director Lucy Sexton and Gray's widow Kathleen Russo, who have assembled excerpts from Gray's body of work into a kind of live autobiography, performed by four regular cast members and a guest performer chosen from the local…


Thursday, 10 February 2011

Love Words and the New Makar

A great Valentine's evening of love poems and some 'not so love poems' at the GOMA. Glasgow's enviable talent was showcased with poems that made one laugh, catch one's breath, blush reminscing or secretly crave for the big red hearted card on the 14th. The event was even more memorable as Colin Will took over as the new Makar from Sheila Templeton who 'had sizzled and scintillated' the Feds for a year(quoting Etta Dunn our compere for the evening). Colin read some wonderful poems and kept us all enthralled.
Two other events were taking place the same evening so some intrepid poets rushed over to the Mirrorball for more. Some of us listened to some more poems by other poets, ably compered by Gail and aided by AC Clarke. I returned home sated with words that rang in my ears and filled my heart with joy.

btw Don't miss the sweet meerkats(donated by Monica) posing so well in front of the shield.