Sunday, 27 March 2011

April Events


Charlene Moore
I'm one of the Strathclyde students students behind new literary journal, Valve, and I'd just like to make an amendment to the information listed on the Glasgow Lit Corner blog page.
At the moment, under April events, it states that we're launching on April 16th in the CCA at 10am, but our April event is actually a readings, on April 21st, in Mono.
Our launch is on June 16th, in Waterstones, at 6pm.

Thank you for making the changes, and thanks for listing us.
Sat 2 Apr 10am–1pm Mitchell Library, Glasgow 0141 287 2999
Glasgow Scribes Book Sale
A sale of books organised by Glasgow's resident group of calligraphy enthusiasts.
Mitchell Library
North Street,
Glasgow, G3 7DN
Phone: 0141 287 2999

6th April 2011 Event Seeds at the CCA
Acoustic music, African drumming, stand up comedy and urban poetry night in a relaxed atmosphere, presented by Seeds of Thought.
350 Sauchiehall Street,
Glasgow, G2 3JD
Box office: 0141 352 4900

7 Apr 6pm Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Lively and informal discussions of poetry on the first Thursday of every month.
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8 Apr 10pm
Tron Theatre, Glasgow

The Magic Carpet Cabaret

A night of poetry, songs and stories, with open mic spots.
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8 Apr 8pm Tchai-Ovna House of Tea, Glasgow

Reading the Leaves

14 Apr 7pm CCA, Glasgow
Turning the Next Page
A day of workshops, panel sessions and socialising aimed at graduates of creative writing programmes in Scotland or those in the early stages of a writing career. Speakers include Jenny Todd of Canongate Books, Jemima Levick of Dundee Rep and writers including JL Williams, Drew Campbell and Sara Sheridan. Email to book your place.

16 Apr 10am CCA, Glasgow
Valve Journal Launch Night
Launch of a new journal created by budding writers at Strathclyde University.

Behind the Scenes
21 Apr 2.30pm Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Guided tour around the dusty shelves of the largest public reference library in Europe. Booking is essential.

23 Apr–24 Apr Sat & Sun 11am–1pm & 2–4pm Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

RSPB Weekend: How to Make a Heron Happy

Popular Scottish author Lari Don reads from her book How to Make a Heron Happy and there are drop-in arts and crafts on offer too. Best for ages 3–6.

Here is the correct info re April Events organised by The Scottish Writer's Centre:
7 April – David Manderson leads discussion on creative writing teaching/study. (CCA Terrace Bar) 7pm

14 April – Tom Leonard in person. (CCA Club Room) 7pm

21 April – David Kinloch poetry launch 'Finger of a Frenchman' (Carcanet) (CCA Club Room) 7pm

28 April – Iraqi Fiction with special guest Abbas Khider and others. (CCA Club Room) 7pm

Monday, 21 March 2011

Mon 21 Mar 1pm–2pm Mitchell Library, Glasgow 0141 353 8000
£8 (£6)
Sara Paretsky
The American author discusses her new installment in the VI Warshawski series of female private eye novels with Denise Mina. A special, post-festival event as part of Aye Write!

Wed 23 Mar 7:30pm Ubiquitous Chip, Glasgow 0141 334 5007
Glasgow Poetry Book Group
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.

Leabhar 's Craic @ Ceòl ‘s Craic
Sat 26 Mar 1pm CCA, Glasgow 0141 352 4900
£5 for Day Pass; Day & Evening Pass £10; Evening only £10
Scotland's only all-Gaelic literary festival offers a fun day for all the family, with workshops, book launches, lectures, readings and comedy sketches. The Gaelic Books Council will host the launch of the long awaited Lizzie a' Ghlinne, followed by a night of Scottish Political Song in Gaelic and Scots, from the amazing talents of Dick Gaughan, Allan MacDonald and Kathleen MacInnes. Booking for workshops is essential.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

More Book Events in March

Fri 18 Mar 8pm Tchai-Ovna House of Tea, Glasgow 0141 357 4524
The Better Crack Club
Regular storytelling club for adults.
Tchai-Ovna House of Tea
42 Otago Lane,
Glasgow, G12 8PB

Thu 21 Apr 7pm CCA Glasgow 0141 352 4900
Event times for "David Kinloch"
The Scottish Writers' Centre presents an evening with Glasgow-based writer and academic David Kinloch to launch his latest collection of poetry, Finger of a Frenchman, published by Carcanet.
350 Sauchiehall Street,
Glasgow, G2 3JD

Sat 26 Mar 7pm Street Level Photo Works, Glasgow 0141 552 2151

Graham Fulton: Open Plan
Paisley poet reads from his new collection Open Plan, a 'demented elegy' to life working in an office.
Street Level Photo Works
Trongate 103,
Glasgow, G1 5HD
Phone: 0141 552

Wed 30 Mar 5:15pm Ramshorn Theatre, Glasgow 0141 552 3489
Helen Fitzgerald
The prolific Glasgow-based Australian novelist discusses her work at this free talk organised by the University of Strathclyde's English Department.
Ramshorn Theatre
98 Ingram Street,
Glasgow, G1 1EX