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Bookwitch bites #134

Kathryn Evans’s launch earlier in the week went very well, as I might have mentioned. Books selling out and bookshops being tightly packed and all that. 542 more words


Top 10 Literary Glasgow

At the end of the year we’re drawn into reflecting on the past twelve months, and how far we’ve come this year.  We know it wouldn’t be possible without the fabulously supportive literary scene in Glasgow, so without further ado, let’s hear it for our top 10 literary ventures in the city! 1,122 more words


Viva Venezia! – and the Art of People Watching

I LOVE city breaks and over the last few years I’ve been lucky to visit some of the most exciting cities in Europe. I’ll go anywhere to experience new sights and learn new things but there are particular cities that have always been on my travel wish list. 595 more words

A Casual Friday Night with the Lads 

Now reading the above your thinking mates, alcohol , some chow and a night on the tiles.

Far from it, I sat in the Mitchell theatre buried in the bowels of the Library on a rainy Friday night in Glasgow, what’s new? 1,006 more words

Words and Music: A Heady Cocktail

The next instalment of the Aye Write! experience involved a visit to the Highland village Kilmacarra with Karen Campbell (my WoMentoring Project mentor), a conversation about the merits of communism in the former East Germany, a trip to buy hammers with Emily Pankhurst and a peek behind the scenes of a circus in the world after the waters have risen. 519 more words

Polari Literary Salon - Aye Write Festival, Thursday 23 April 2015

The Polari literary salon has been running since 2007, based in London (there’s a monthly salon at the Southbank Centre) and more recently on a tour in England. 406 more words

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Bill Oddie and sex

Just to set your minds at ease.  This is not about sex with or by  Bill Oddie.  This is a review of the Glasgow book festival… 377 more words

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