Upcoming Events

SWC members are entitled to FREE admission for all events, masterclasses, and workshops.

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Ten Feet Tall: Celebrating 10 Years of Contributions to Arts & Culture

Tuesday, 5 June 2018: Club Room at 7.00pm

VENUE: CCA: 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD

Hugh McMillan: Poetry, Galloway, and Loss

Galloway once operated as a powerful semi -independent state trading with other maritime nations. Now, bypassed by major roads and railways, it is largely ignored and littered with the remains of many settlements. Just as the people have gone so has language. Gaelic died out, Scots survives in pockets in the Rhinns and the Upper Nith Valley. The area is popular for second homes and retirees. The ‘Ghost Landscape’ and ‘Dark Skies’ are marketed as tourist attractions when they are actually a symbol of abandonment. The landscape and its literature, is imbued with a love of place and a sense of loss.

As a student of Galloway’s history and an English speaker whose mother spoke Gaelic and whose father’s family were Scots speaking miners Hugh McMillan feels the sense of loss of language, culture and history very keenly. Much of his work is to do with emigration, loss of history and purpose, as well as personal abandonment and loss.

Using the work of Dumfries and Galloway poets such as Willie Neill, Josephine Neill, Kirpatrick Dobbie, Derek Ross and others, as well as his own, he’ll show how this sense has evolved into a poetic tradition that is elegiac and how loss can be turned into a potent and powerful literature that commemorates as well as pleases.

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Entry to this event is £5/£3 concession. Free for Scottish Writers’ Centre members.


Ten Feet Tall: Celebrating 10 Years of Contribution to Arts & Culture

Thursday 7 June 2018: Waterstones Sauchiehall Street at 7pm

VENUE: Waterstones Sauchiehall Street: 153-157 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3EW

Celebration for Janet Paisley

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Join Linda Jaxson and the Scottish Writers’ Centre at Waterstones Sauchiehall Street to celebrate Janet Paisley, and the new anthology Janet Paisley: Growing and Dying.

There will be a fantastic selection of readers such as Tom Leonard, Alan Riach, Anne Donovan, and music provided by Linda Jaxson and Ronnie Garrity.

The event is free, but you must book a seat! To book call: 0141 332 9105


Ten Feet Tall: Celebrating 10 Years of Contribution to Arts and Culture

Tuesday 19 June 2018: 7pm at Club Room

VENUE: CCA: 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD

Explore Wellspring Writing, with Laura T Fyfe

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If you’re feeling creatively or motivationally challenged, the Scottish Writers Centre has just the cure for you this June. Ignite your imagination and fire up your creative cylinders with a session from award-winning writer, tutor, publisher and professional nag, Laura T Fyfe.

In an unpretentious, engaging and direct take on the creative process, Laura will lead discussions on the things that help and hinder the writing process. Through the exploration of Wellspring writing, Laura will offer solutions (and freebies) for those writers who turn up to the event but struggle to turn up to the page.

Entry to this event is £5/£3 concession.

Be sure to bring a notebook.

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