Posted by: scottishwriters | September 15, 2013

Zoë Strachan

Tuesday 17th September 2013; 7pm to 8.30pm,
CCA Clubroom, Glasgow:

‘In Process’ Masterclass with Zoe Strachan

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Listed as one of the top twenty novelists under thirty by the Independent on Sunday, and as an integral member of a new generation of Scottish authors by the Scottish Review of Books, Zoë Strachan will talk about her recent success and reflect on what lies at the heart of her literary works.

Zoë is the author of three novels: Ever Fallen in Love (Sandstone Press, July 2011), Spin Cycle, and Negative Space (Picador). Ever Fallen in Love was shortlisted for the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Award and the Green Carnation Prize; additionally, it garnered a nomination for the London Book Award. Negative Space won a Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for the Saltire First Book of the Year Award.

Zoë has been an UNESCO City of Literature writer in residence at the National Museum of Scotland, a Hermann Kesten Stipendiaten, a Hawthornden Fellow, a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellow, and – in 2011 – she undertook a British Council visiting fellowship at the International Writing Program of the University of Iowa. In 2012, Zoë was a visiting faculty member at Dartmouth College.

Her theatre works include Panic Patterns (with Louise Welsh, Citizen’s Theatre, and BBC Radio Scotland) and Old Girls (which opened the 2009/10 season of A Play, a Pie and a Pint, at the Oran Mor in Glasgow). Her short opera, Sublimation (with composer Nick Fells), toured Scotland in May 2010 with the Scottish Opera before going to Cape Town, South Africa, in November 2010. The Lady from the Sea, a full-length opera composed by Craig Armstrong and based on the play by Ibsen, premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2012 (where it won a Herald Angel Award).

Zoë serves on the Board of Directors for Glasgow Women’s Library, and is Patron of the Imprint Festival in East Ayrshire. Further, she is a supporter of Scottish PEN.

Tickets: £6 (£3 for concessions). Free to SWC members.

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