Sunday, 24 July 2011

August Lit Events

EDBOOKFEST THIS MONTH!13TH-29TH Get your tent set up at Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh.

Wed 10 Aug 7pm The Ivory, Glasgow £2

Tom Leonard at Poetry @ the Ivory

Tom Leonard reads from his work and is interviewed on his life and poetry at this event supported by GlasgowLife and Scottish Book Trust.

The Ivory
2–-4 Camphill Avenue
Glasgow, G41 3AY

Wed 10 Aug 5pm The National Piping Centre, Glasgow
0141 353 0220

The book launch will be accompanied by tunes from Allan MacDonald & Friends. Part of Piping Live!

The National Piping Centre
30–34 McPhater Street,
Glasgow, G4 OHW
Box office: 0141 353 0220

Thu 11 Aug 6pm–8pm Waterstone's, Glasgow
0141 332 9105

Allan Wilson: Wasted in Love
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Young Glasgow writer Wilson launches a new collection of short stories.
153–157 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3EW
Phone: 0141 332 9105

Thu 11 Aug 4:45pm The National Piping Centre, Glasgow
0141 353 0220

Cpt Stuart Samson: The Land Of Bens, Glens and Heroes
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A book launch and performance by Samson and friends. Part of Piping Live!

The National Piping Centre
30–34 McPhater Street,
Glasgow, G4 OHW
Box office: 0141 353 0220

Sunday, 3 July 2011

July Lit Events

July Events:

30th June- 30th September: In advance of receiving the Honorary Doctorate of Letters, Alastair Reid's manuscripts and translations will be on display at Glasgow University Library, featuring illuminating works on the poetry of Pablo Neruda and Jorge Luis Borges. Details: Phone: 0141 330 2000 Website:

7th July: Self development group based around the best selling book.
Big Mouth Coffee Bar and Café, Glasgow 0141 337 7023

7th july: Nights at the Circus
A cabaret night featuring all of our favourite things: rock, jazz, poetry, magic, drama and cake. Bands appearing tonight are Natalie Pryce, Ghosts of Progress and Adopted as Holograph.Captain's Rest, Glasgow 0141 332 7304 £4

9th July: (Words Per Minute)
Monthly spoken word, music, film and performance night run by Glasgow-based writer-performers Kirsty Logan, Helen Sedgwick and Kirstin Innes.4pm–7pm The Arches, Glasgow 0141 565 1000 £5

Behind The Scenes :Tue 12 Jul 2:30pm Mitchell Library, Glasgow 0141 287 2999 Free Guided tour around the dusty shelves of the largest public reference library in Europe.Booking is essential.

Wed 13 Jul 7:30pm Mono,
Glasgow A book group for those who like plenty of pictures with their words, run by Plan B Books. 0141 237 1137 Free

Wed 20 Jul 7:30pm Weegie Wednesdays The Universal, Glasgow 0141 332 8899 Free

Wed 20 Jul 8:30pm
The Not So Secret SocietyComedy japesters Rufus and Ben are your hosts for this not-particularly-secret artists' gathering, which may or may not involve comedy, theatre, spoken word, music and oddity. The Glasgow Art Club, Glasgow 0141 248 5210£6 (£5 'if you know the password')

21 Jul–24 Jul Merchant City Festival

A celebration of Scotland's theatre, music, visual arts, comedy, dance, film, literature, shopping and fashion in Glasgow's trading and cultural quarter. As well as events in venues such as the Tron Theatre and the Briggait artists' space, there is a busy line-up of street theatre and al fresco music.
Various venues
Merchant City
Glasgow, Lanarkshire G1
Phone: 0141 5526027

21 Jul–24 Jul Thu–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun noon–5pm Book Swap Bookcase

A lovely idea, this: if you're passing through the Trongate, bring along a book you're happy to part with, leave it on the Book Swap Bookcase, and return home with some new reading matter – all for nada!Trongate 103, Glasgow

25 Jul 8pm
The 13th Note Café/Bar, Glasgow Impenetrable Click

A host of comics travel the length and breadth of the continent to take part in a night of experimental comedy, poetry and music. Taking charge over the potential chaos are Scottish/American powerhouse Sarah Cassidy, Jazz Poetry Builder Will Setchell, Alan Scott and Geoff Gawler. Featuring the notorious Deep Chuckle, a robot sent back in time to kill Bernard Manning.

July 26th Magic Carpet Cabaret at Tchai Ovna Otago Lane.8-10 pm Words, Music and an Opne Mic.

Tue 26 Jul 6pm My Life in Books: Crime Fiction Special Glasgow Women's Library, Glasgow Crime writers Karen Campbell (The Twilight Time) and Helen Fitzgerald (Dead Lovely) discuss the influence books have had on them throughout their lives.
Mitchell Library,
15 Berkeley Street
Glasgow, G3 7BW
Phone: 0141 248 9969
Website: 0141 248 9969 Free