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Myth, Mystery, Memory: Women Writing Scottish Fiction
Aug
20
6:30 PM18:30

Myth, Mystery, Memory: Women Writing Scottish Fiction

A pervading sense of history and place as well as the inner lives of women connects Scottish writers working today: Sandra Ireland, author of Bone Deep, and Sarah Maine, author of Women of the Dunes. Join us for a discussion of their novels, writing practice and what it is like to be a female Scottish writer today.

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A Certain Light: The Art of Victoria Crowe
Aug
13
6:30 PM18:30

A Certain Light: The Art of Victoria Crowe

Over the last 35 years, Victoria Crowe has established herself as one of Scotland’s leading painters whose work is instantly recognisable. Tying in with A Certain Light, an exhibition of her work at The Scottish Gallery this summer, Victoria discusses her work with Scotsman art critic Duncan Macmillan, who has literally written the book on the subject.

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Life in Wartime: Death of the Fronsac
Aug
12
6:30 PM18:30

Life in Wartime: Death of the Fronsac

In 1940, during the Phoney War, a French destroyer blows up in the Firth of Clyde. Join author Neal Ascherson to explore his writing, and particularly how he captures this moment in the history of Clydeside. Atmospheric and brimming with historical detail, this novel is an unforgettable recreation of life in wartime.

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Queer Words
Aug
9
1:00 PM13:00

Queer Words

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If queer is what you are, and writing is what you do, what happens when both combine? This question has never been far from Queer Words Project Scotland. In this panel, Ryan Vance (editor), Kirsty Logan and Rachel Plummer (writers/mentors), and Heather McDaid (publisher, 404Ink) discuss how engaging with queerness in writing can create both pigeonholes and opportunities for writer and reader alike.

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