Saturday, 10 December 2011
December Events from 'The List'
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Hope to see you all back in 2012.
An eclectic evening of music, comedy and spoken word from the Cheeky Breakfast crowd.
(Over-18s only) 8.30pm Bloc+, Glasgow
The key text of the English and Scottish Reformation, and a cultural and literary touchstone, the King James Bible celebrates its 400th anniversary this year. This exhibition includes two copies of the Bible, with other bibles from earlier and later periods for comparison.
1 Dec 2011–23 Feb 2012 Mon–Thu 9am–8pm; Fri & Sat 9am–5pm Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Graphic Novel Book Group
A book group for those who like plenty of pictures with their words, run by Plan B Books.
14 Dec 7.30pm The Crystal Palace, Glasgow
The Mitchell Centenary Exhibition
Exhibition of photos and documents telling the story of 100 years in the building at Charing Cross for the Mitchell library.
1 Dec 2011–25 Feb 2012 Mon–Thu 9am–8pm; Fri & Sat 9am–5pm Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Reading the Leaves
Poetry and storytelling evening.
27 Dec 8pm Tchai-Ovna House of Tea, Glasgow
Scottish Writers' Centre Winter Party
The Scottish Writers' Centre hosts a party for members and anyone else interested in hearing a few songs and readings, meeting and chatting with writers, and enjoying a drink or two.
22 Dec 7pm CCA, Glasgow
Seeds of Thought
Diverse live performance and spoken word night, this time taking a look back over a year of 'cuts, riots and poor summers' by way of traditional African 'mbira' music, comedy, dramatic sketches and visual presentations. Open mic for those who want to share in the easy-going spirit of the evening.
16 Dec 7.30pm CCA, Glasgow
Short and Sweet
It's no coincidence that Wed 21 Dec is National Short Story Day – not only is it the shortest day, it's also a great time of year for snuggling up with a favourite story by a female writer at the library. Bring yours along and listen to others' at this special event. Booking is essential.
21 Dec 2pm Glasgow Women's Library, Glasgow
Special Mitchell Centenary Tours
See behind the scenes at the beautiful building at Charing Cross that has been home to the Mitchell Library for 100 years. Booking is essential.
1 Dec 2011–30 Jan 2012 Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri 2.30pm Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Monthly forum offering writers, poets, publishers, booksellers, librarians, creative writing students or anyone else with a literary interest the chance to get together socially to talk about books and publishing.
14 Dec 7.30pm
Annual Christmas party.
The Universal, Glasgow
Words Per Minute
Monthly spoken word, music, film and performance night run by Glasgow-based writer-performers Kirsty Logan, Helen Sedgwick and Kirstin Innes.