Volunteers

Events Team

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Andrew1Andrew Smith, Literary Events Officer, is from Glasgow, by way of Cumbernauld, and studies Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow. His main interest is in Scottish comic book writers, and how Scotland is represented in the medium of comics (ask him about what happened when the X-Men went to Stornoway) but he also has an interest in how historical Scottish figures are remembered in the present day, and how we came to remember them that way.

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untitledAbigayle Brown, Membership Development Officer, is from deepest, darkest Ayrshire and is a recent graduate in English & Scottish Literature from the University of Glasgow. Although not a writer, she reads avidly in earnest hope that her imagination will one day kick-in. Abigayle’s main interests include European history, contemporary poetry, and Medieval Scottish literature and culture. She has two grown up cats.

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Public Relations and Media Team

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simranSimran Aulakh, Communications Officer, is from London and studies English Literature at the University of Glasgow. Simran enjoys writing both prose and poetry and is particularly interested in Gothic Literature.

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bio-pic-swcSaskia McCracken, Literary Content Officer, is a theatre critic for playstosee.com. She is co-organising Glasgow’s Transatlantic Literary Women series (funded by the British Association of American Studies and the US Embassy), and is on the editorial board of the peer-reviewed postgraduate journals eSharp and The Kelvingrove Review. She holds an MLitt in Modernities from the University of Glasgow, where she specialises in Virginia Woolf and animality studies. Saskia’s short fiction and essays have been published in zines and journals including Splinter, The New Writer,  Box[ed.]eSharp and Noted.

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untitledLucy Houghton, Public Relations & Media Officer, is the face behind the SWC Twitter page. She is currently completing her final year at the university of Glasgow, where she studies English Literature. Lucy is originally from the North West of England, so living between Manchester and Glasgow means she can call the UKs two rainiest cities home… but you’ll still find her out and about as an avid visitor of the many galleries, theatres and of course bookshops both wonderful cities offer. Lucy collects fancy editions of her favourite books, & always has her eye out for a folio society bargain-but she can also be found curled up with a cup of coffee and Vogue of a Sunday.

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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 recently 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: www.whatracheldidblog.wordpress.com.

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16559060_10209873125919056_823325614_nSarah Hendry, Film and Digital Media Officer, is a final year English Literature student at the University of Glasgow and participates actively in student television ‘GUST’. In her role, she attends SWC events and conducts short, filmed interviews with our guest hosts before they speak for our audience. She established these interviews – known as the ‘In Conversation’ series – with the intention of promoting media exposure for the writers we host at Scottish Writers’ Centre as well as providing a resource for observers and fans of these writers. We will soon be providing a link on our website to view these interviews.

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dfjChris Young, Edinburgh Liaison Officer, is a recent 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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