Volunteers

 

Events Team

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Maeve O'BrienMaeve O’Brien, Literary Events Manager, is from Glasgow and is currently in her fourth year at the University of Glasgow studying English Language. She is particularly interested in studying the language of political discourse. Her favourite place is the Shakespeare and Co. bookshop in Paris and she hopes to one day learn French and work there.

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Kate JacksonKate Jackson, Membership Development Officer, is originally from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and is currently in her final year at the University of Glasgow studying English Literature and Classics. Although she enjoys both parts of her degree separately she loves it even more when she is able to combine the two and will chase up any classical reference in literature no matter how small or obscure. Her main interests are classical literature, contemporary memoir writing and spoken word poetry.

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Public Relations and Media Team

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Rebecca GaffRebecca Gaff, PR and Media Officer, is currently studying English Literature and French. After spending a year in Paris studying French Literature at The Sorbonne, Rebecca has acquired a love for all things French, especially food and wine. She is passionate about translation, and hopes to pick up a few more languages in hope of becoming a literary translator. She is also an avid reader with a particular interest in Victorian Literature and women’s writing. She has written for Glasgow University’s qmuincate and her blog can be found here.

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Clare PattersonClare Patterson, Communications Officer, is a final year English Literature student at the University of Glasgow, and hails from Northumberland in the North East of England. She is the editor of qmunicate magazine, the magazine of the Queen Margaret Union. She is a writer of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and her creative writing has been published in Glasgow University Magazine and the Rising Phoenix Review.

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Editorial Team

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Rachel Walker, Literary Editor, is a MLitt Creative Writing student at the University of Glasgow, having graduated with a First Class Honours degree in English Literature and History.  She currently writes short stories, features, and film and theatre reviews for various student magazines, and is the present Creative Writing Editor for the university’s qmunicate magazine.  She also has a particular interest in Victorian literature and literary historical fiction. Her blog can be found here.

 

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Alastair MillarAlastair Millar, Literary Content Officer, holds an MLitt in Modernities from the University of Glasgow. His academic interests are in queer studies, materialism and affect. He likes to say he is a writer but in truth he rarely writes anything. He has been informed that this is what writers do. Alastair has come to terms with the fact that he will never read all the books he has bought, and also runs a semi-productive blog, which can be found here.

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Jessie DochertyJessie Docherty, Digital Media Officer, is from the Isle of Bute, and about to enter her fourth year studying Film, Television and Comparative Literature. She enjoys the challenge of shooting and editing short films and her aim over the course of her internship is to create a digital archive of interviews with Scottish writers. Through this she hopes to learn more about the Scottish literary scene and the themes and issues which bond Scottish writers.

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dfjChris Young, Edinburgh Liaison Officer, is a graduate of the University of Glasgow with a particular interest in children’s literature. Away from the Scottish Writers’ Centre, she currently works as a bookseller in Edinburgh, living the dream of reading all day long!

 

 

 

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