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William McIlvanney in conversation with Craig Robertson. Waterstones, Argyle Street, 16th May at 7pm. Free tickets available from the store.

 Jeffery Deaver talking about his new book The Kill Room, 24th June 7pm, at 29 Royal Exchange Square. Tockets £2 available from Waterstones Argyle Street store. 
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Tom Leonard will launch a new collection of prose Definition Articles – literary, topical, political and personal matter from across 40 years. CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Strret. Friday 10th May 7:30. Free.
     
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Valentine’s Day – St Mungo’s Mirrorball hosts a poetry reading with John Burnside at Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath Street. Thursday 14th February, 7pm

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Weegie Wednesday – 16th January with Barry Gornell and KirsInline image 1ty Logan – Terrace Bar at the CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street.

Future dates are 13th February and 13th March. Weegie Wednesday now has its own website at: http://www.weegiewednesday.org which includes photos from previous events. Please also sign up to our Facebook site for additional news.

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Mirrorball events at the CCA, Sauchiehall Street:

Tues 29th Jan, 7-8.30pm. SWC’s Burns Poetry Night with Rab Wilson. £6 (£3)

Wed 6th Feb, 7pm. Glasgow Poetry Book Group will discuss Stag’s Leap by Sharon Olds and The Havocs by Jacob Polley, both shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize. Contact poetrybookgroup@hotmail.co.uk for more information.

Tues 12th Feb, 7pm. SWC – The Writer’s Life with Cynthia Rogerson, Programming Director of Moniack Mhor. £6 (£3)

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Havisham by Ronald Frame launches at Waterstones, Sauchiehall Street, Thursday 1st November. More information on the Freight website.

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Alan Bissett’s new show, The Red Hourglass, following a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, comes to Glasgow Tues 13th-Wed 14th Nov, 7.30pm at The Arches.

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Ulysses at the Tron 16 – 27 October.

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Medea at The Citz, 27 Sept – 13 Oct. Book at Citizens website.

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Weegie Wednesday 15th August

We are delighted to welcome to this month’s literary salon one of Scotland’s best known writers, the multi-talented Iain (M) Banks.

The Terrace Bar at the CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street. Check the website for how to join.

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The Kist by Chris Dolan [who helped start up Whiteinch Book Group] is on at Oran Mor 26th July/ 5th Aug.

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Weegie Wednesday 

Fair is foul and foul is fair, wander through the rain and the humid air to this month’s Weegie Wednesday literary salon on Wednesday 18th July, 7.30 with Alex Gray and Lin Anderson, creators of the first Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival taking place in Stirling, 14-16 September.

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Shakespeare’s Coriolanus at Cottiers in the west end, 3-7th July

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Weegie Wednesday

Next meeting: WEDNESDAY 20th June, 7.30, with special guest Bernard MacLaverty

The Terrace Bar at the CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street. Check the website for how to join.

Future dates for 2012 Weegie Wednesdays: 
18th July
15th August
19th Sept
17th October
21 November
12 December

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Celebrate Bloomsday 2012 in the bar at the Tron Theatre, Saturday 16th June, 5-7pm

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Macbeth starring Alan CummingTramway, Albert Drive, 13-30 June.

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Bram Stokers’s Dracula at Cottiers 21st, 23rd and 31st May

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Weegie Wednesday

Next meeting: WEDNESDAY 16th May, 7.30, with Denise Mina and Kenneth Macleod.

New venue: The Terrace Bar at the CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street. Check the website for how to join.

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Weegie Wednesday

Next meeting 21st March, 7.30 with the two Moiras: Moira Macmillan of Ceartas PR and Weegie Wednesday’s very own Moira McPartlin.

Upstairs at The Universal Bar, Sauchiehall Lane (directly behind Waterstones in Sauchiehall Street), Glasgow.

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 Oxfam Bookshop Tea Party for International Women’s Day

Thursday 8thMarch.

Tea party with Fairtrade bake sale and some interesting short talks on the broad theme of women and poverty presented by Oxfam and the Open University. 

Lore Gallastegi from the Open University will be talking about a project which supports women teaching in rural Malawi and Prof. Gill Scott will present on women and recession – and much more. Contact Gillian on 0141 248 9176 or check their Facebook page to find out more. Oxfam Bookshop, Royal Exchange Square.

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WORD PLAY: Wednesday 7 March @ 8pm, Victoria Bar at the Tron Theatre. The theme for the evening will be – New World Order. More information on Word Factory website.

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At the Oxfam Bookshop, we are happy to support the local community and are pleased to consider hosting occasional events and gatherings in the evening after trading hours. Located right in the heart of the city centre near local transport hubs, we have a beautiful shop which can be used as a gathering place for around twenty five people. Unfortunately, the loo is not accessible for disabled people and we’ll need a bit of notice to source lots of (matching) chairs if required. Please do get in touch if you are interested: oxfamshopf6035@oxfam.org.uk ; 0141 248 9176. You can see some photos of our shop on our Facebook page.

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Tickets are on sale for StAnza Poetry Festival, St Andrews 14th -18th March. See the programme and how to book on StAnza website 

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Book groups cancelled 8th December because of weather warnings

Mitchell Poetry group and Hillhead LGBT groups will not meet this evening.

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Masque of Poetic Dread

The Butterfly and Pig, Sunday 20th November, 7 till late.

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Miriam Margolyes book launch at the Citizens, 7th November, 7pm

Reading from her new book Dickens’ Women –free but ticketed  – find out how to book on The Citizens website.

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Poetry @ The Ivory

Award winning poet Liz Niven will be at The Ivory on 7th November, 7-9.30. You can find out more on the Facebook page.

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SMHAFF Literature events, Glasgow 14-15 October.

Workshops, discussion and open mic events -with Jackie Kay, Zoe Strachan, Tom Leonard, Sheena Blackhall and many others. You can find the festival brochure on the website.

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There was torrential rain on October 6th when the new book group at Drumchapel Library met for the first time, with only two intrepid ladies braving the elements. They’d love to have some more people at the next meeting – Thursday 3rd November at 1.30. Contact the library to find out what they’re reading.

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Poetry @ The Ivory

Kokumo Rocks and Tawona Sithole are appearing on 12th October, 7-9.30. You can find out more on their Facebook page.

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Chris Brookmyre will be at the Glasgow city centre Oxfam Bookshop on Tuesday 27th September to read from his latest book Where the Bodies are Buried, answer a few questions and sign books – as well as give a sneak preview of his as-yet-unpublished book When the Devil Drives. Tickets are £5. Find out more here.

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BBC SHOW LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO LIKE EATING CHOCOLATE

BBC1 are looking into the science behind one of our favourite foods – chocolate.If you like chocolate a lot, and get cravings for it, we’d like to talk to you.We’ll be interviewing people about their love of chocolate on Tuesday the 23rd of August in Glasgow.We hope to uncover some of the scientific secrets behind this guilty pleasure.

If you’d like to get involved please get in touch with Aliya Bryce on 0141 422 6703.

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Creative Writing Workshops

Shettleston Library

Saturday 17th September, 2.30-4pm

Whiteinch Library

            Tuesday 20th September, 6.00-7.30pm

The workshops are free to library members. To book a place, contact the libraries.

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Oxfam Merchant City Book Club

New book group looking for members -details at Our Groups

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Cosy Mysteries Book Group

Cosy mysteries are a gentle genre of murder mysteries with no graphic violence, often based in a quaint setting. The sleuths in these novels are always amateur detectives, with occupations such as herbalist, florist, quilter, baker, librarian, pet sitter, book store owner or wedding planner. Some of the books even include cupcake recipes or quilting patterns!

You may have read a cosy mystery before and not realised it. The Agatha Raisin books by M C Beaton are a popular cosy mystery series.

There are cosy mysteries with all sorts of themes: decoupage, cross stitch, knitting, bird watching, scrapbooking, sudoku and interior design. Whatever your interests you are bound to find one that interests you!

If you’d like to join a book group that reads cosy mysteries, please leave a reply below – or email bookgroups@glasgowlife.org.uk

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Transatlantic reading group

An exciting offer for a library reading group – a chance to be twinned with a library in the US to talk about The Borrower, a debut novel by Rebecca Makkai. Find full details on Reading Groups for Everyone.

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Attention crime reading groups! Free stuff!

Here’s an irrestible offer from Hodder -they have launched a new imprint, Mulholland Books, to bring new American thriller writers to a UK audience, and are looking for crime reading groups to read samplers and proofs on a regular basis. If you want to take part, complete this short survey by 12th July:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MCSJHG7

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7 thoughts on “Noticeboard

  1. Hi, I’m co-ordinating the Cosy Mysteries group so let me know if you are interested in finding out more. Kim

  2. Joanna Fluke writes the Hannah Swenson mysteries set in a cookie bakery in Minnesota and every novel has new cookie recipes included so I can recommend them if you like baking or eating cookies:) The Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder is the first in the series if you want to try these cosy mysteries.

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