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Archive for September, 2011

HUNGARIAN EVENT: ROOM CHANGE

GERGELY NAGY

PLEASE NOTE that the Hungarian event on Thursday evening will take place in CCA 5 (and not in our usual venue, the ClubRoom).

Many of you will recall CCA 5 (on Level 1 of the CCA) from the Irish Fiction Event in late May.

Those of you interested in Gergely’s music can find examples of tracks by KimNowak and Eat Me on YouTube. We are unable to show these on Thursday, sadly.

Look forward to seeing you at the event!

SWC

Upcoming events

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GERGELY NAGY

Hungarian Fiction Event

Thursday 29 September 2011, 7–8.30pm

CCA, Sauchiehall St, Glasgow, G2 3JD

CCA5 (Level 1)

ADMISSION FREE

Donations welcome

Gergely Nagy

Hungarian author Gergely Nagy has published three books: the short story collections Give Me A Point! and LOUD!and, more recently, the novel Angst: Handbook of the Urban Guerilla (2007). He is currently working on a book based on the stories of his ancestors. Gergely is also a journalist, an editor, and a bass guitarist. His band, KimNowak,made six albums in ten years. He currently plays for Eat Me. SWC’s own Donal McLaughlin will read from translations of Gergely’s work.

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ANDREW GREIG

Thursday 13 October 2011, 7–8.30pm

CCA, Sauchiehall St, Glasgow, G2 3JD

Club Room (Level 2)

ADMISSION FREE

Donations welcome

Andrew Greig

Andrew Greig is recognized as one of the leading Scottish poets of his generation, having written six volumes of poetry. He is also well-known for his writing on mountaineering, based on his climbing experiences in Scotland and the Himalayas. His acknowledged classic in mountaineering literature, Kingdoms of Experience, has recently been reissued by Canongate.

His first novel, Electric Brae, was shortlisted for the McVitie’s Prize and the Boardman-Tasker Award, and his second, The Return of John MacNab, was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelist’s Award and topped the Scottish bestseller lists in 1996. He is also the author of the acclaimed When They Lay Bare (1999) and That Summer (2000), This Life, This Life (2006), and ‘Getting Higher: the Complete Mountain Poems’ (Polygon 2011).

Andrew now lives in Orkney and the Lothians. He was Writer-in-Residence at Glasgow University from 1979-1981, and at Edinburgh University from 1992-1994. He will be reading from new collection of poems As Though We Were Flying, just published, and also from At the Loch of the Green Corrie, (2010) a memoir of a fishing trip in honour of the poet Norman MacCaig.

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SEPTEMBER DATES – AMENDED

Our September events continue with David Manderson on the 15th and Hungarian novelist Gergely Nagy on the 29th.

PLEASE BE AWARE that this order of events is different from that first flagged back in the early summer. The revised details are:

DAVID MANDERSON

Lost Bodies

Thursday 1 September 2011, 7–8.30pm

CCA, Sauchiehall St, Glasgow, G2 3JD

Club Room (Level 2)

ADMISSION FREE

Donations welcome

David Manderson

David Manderson is a teacher at UWS, and a member of the SWC. He has published widely in magazines and anthologies and runs Reading Allowed at the Tchai Ovna tea-house. He won a prize for an idea for a novel from the Scottish Arts Council, and was awarded a Ph.D. for the finished product. He will read from Lost Bodies, his resulting debut: a dark, chilling, psychological thriller.

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GERGELY NAGY

Hungarian Fiction Event

Thursday 29 September 2011, 7–8.30pm

CCA, Sauchiehall St, Glasgow, G2 3JD

Club Room (Level 2)

ADMISSION FREE

Donations welcome

Gergely Nagy

Hungarian author Gergely Nagy has published three books: the short story collections Give Me A Point! and LOUD! and, more recently, the novel Angst: Handbook of the Urban Guerilla (2007). He is currently working on a book based on the stories of his ancestors. Gergely is also a journalist, an editor, and a bass guitarist. His band, KimNowak, made six albums in ten years. He currently plays for Eat Me. SWC’s own Donal McLaughlin will read from translations of Gergely’s work.

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Those of you who missed the opening event of our autumn season – with deaf short story writer Louise Stern, the author of Chattering (Granta) - can catch up with Louise and her sign language interpreter Oliver Pouliot at the Wigton Book Festival on Saturday, 24 September. We wish Louise and Oliver all the best for what is sure to be another excellent event.

Louise Stern

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SWC events normally finish by 8.30pm – but discussions can continue in the CCA bar.

The Scottish Writers’ Centre is grateful to the CCA and to Glasgow Life (formerly known as Culture & Sport Glasgow) for their generous support of its work.

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