Programme/Calendar

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

Scroll past calendar to review a complete list of upcoming literary events.

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Tuesday, 28 March 2017: Club Room at 7:00pm

CCA:  Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD

Plain Speaking: 

Real People and Realistic Dialogue with Andi Denny

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An event for theatre makers from any discipline.  Please join us for this talk by playwright, performer, and producer, Andi Denny, founder of the new company The Other Guys Theatre Scotland.  Denny has sought to find new ways to write realism.  Reflecting, pondering, and sharing, Denny discusses his approach to writing for stage, and how when the sounds of realistic dialogue continue to shift, he creates characters whose voices are honest, complex, and true to their generation.  Denny also addresses the benefits and early challenges of producing his own work, tapping into untrained talent, and avoiding the echo chamber.  Please join us as we celebrate Denny’s new theatre, The Other Guys Theatre Scotland.

15073521_708099276006337_603290553439046357_nAndi Denny, MLitt is the Creative Director and founder of The Other Guys Theatre Scotland.  A playwright, director, and performer, Andi is a graduate of the University of Hull and the University of Glasgow.  After many years working with talented amateur performers in Glasgow, Andi founded The Other Guys in 2016, frustrated by the lack of quality opportunities for overlooked or untrained theatre-makers.  His play, FIFTEEN:ELEVEN is the company’s first project, and will premiere in Glasgow in Spring 2017.

 

This a FREE event for all

The SWC is a registered Charity, SCO40823.  We welcome donations to help us bring future events to you   

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In Partnership with Red Squirrel Press

Tuesday, 11 April 2017: Club Room at 7:00pm

CCA:  Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD

Red Squirrel Press: 

What Do Short Stories Look Like? 

Red Squirrel PressThat’s for you to decide!  Red Squirrel Press are keeping it fresh and continues to open many unexpected doors to the art of poetry and prose in 2017.  In partnership with the Scottish Writers’ Centre, Red Squirrel Press present writers with new story collections, Colin Will,  ‘Getting On,’ Stephen Barnaby,  ‘I Never Realised It Was As Bad As That,’ and Diana Hendry, ‘My Father As An Ant,’ in an exploration of the musicality of writing.  Please join us for an evening of new writing!

Red Squirrel Press is an independent publisher based in Northumberland.  Founded in April 2006 by Editor, Sheila Wakefield and have published over 130 titles to date, with many more in production.  Red Squirrel Press publish poetry (full collections and pamphlets) and crime fiction.  For more information:  http://www.redsquirrelpress.com

This a FREE event for all

The SWC is a registered Charity, SCO40823.  We welcome donations to help us bring future events to you   

 

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017: Club Room at 7:00pm

CCA:  Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD

Poetry In Motion: 

Sharing and Discussing Poetry Films

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Hosted by Lesley Traynor and Janet Crawford, Poetry In Motion offers up an evening of six short (approx. 4mins long) Poetry Films from Poets and Writers.  Each film will be put into context and its production discussed.  Discussion points:

  • What is a Poetry film?
  • Collaborative against solo project.
  • Tools to produce a film.
  • Sharing your film.
  • The use of short film for poetry, writing, book promotion and other events, as well as publicity.
  • Educational use of Poetry films.

We’re currently seeking submissions from poets and writers to share their film poems.  Submissions will be accepted at info@scottishwriterscentre.org.uk with ‘Poetry In Motion’ as a subject line.  Films should be approx. 4 mins in length and saved as MP4 or .MOV in HD with good sound quality.  Each Film should be put into context; where and how it was shot, choice of poem, use.  An SWC member of staff will contact you to set up your time slot.

  This a FREE Event for all  

The SWC is a registered Charity, SCO40823.  We welcome donations to help us bring future events to you   

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Tuesday, 9 May 2017: Club Room at 7:00pm

CCA:  Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD              

 ‘Ten Writers Telling Lies’

Ten Writers Telling Lies is a unique collaboration between a group of storytellers and poets, and the singer-songwriter, Jim Byrne.  The writers got together with Jim to create a collection of songs, poems and stories available as a book and accompanying CD.  Unlike other literary collections the writers involved harbour a dark secret.

Jim Byrnehis event will include readings by the writers, spoken word performances by the poets and live music by Jim Byrne and friends playing songs from Ten Writers Telling Lies.  The writers are Stephanie Brown, Pat Byrne, James Carson, Samina Chaudry, James Connarty, Pauline Lynch, Calum Maclean, Gillian Margaret Mayes, Michael Nortaon and Stephen Watt.

‘Ten Writers is that  rare delight –an anthology so consistently good that you read every piece in order, without  flicking  through  the  pages in search of something more exhilarating.’  Extracts from the Foreword by Zoë Strachan and Louise Welsh

‘This inspired and inspiring collaborative project reminds us of the longstanding two-way traffic between music and the muse. What better duet can you get than the perfect harmony of songs and stories, lyrics and poetry, memory and melody?’ Willy Maley – Scottish literary critic, writer, University of Glasgow Professor of Renaissance Studies

This a FREE Event for all.        

The SWC is a registered Charity, SCO40823.  We welcome donations to help us bring future events to you. 

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