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Last time: Gerrie Fellows

Grateful thanks, first of all, to Gerrie Fellows for her Poetry Collage Workshop on 18 March – the first ‘workshop’ session the Writers’ Centre has held. The author of this Post was in Leipzig – and so couldn’t attend – but clearly missed something good, as comments on Facebook reflect:

* Thanks for the excellent collage workshop on 18th March, it was really enjoyable! am looking forward to future events with SWC now I’ve signed up to the blog!

** Felt my brain really wake up during last night’s poetry collage workshop with Gerrie Fellows. Who would think taking a random page of text and examining the words could be such an inspiring way to trigger metaphors in our own writing? My page was about meteorology. Included terms like ‘dew-point’, ‘radiation fog’, ‘sand drifting’, ‘disper…sal’, and given lines like ‘strong winds blow across fallow fields’. A great night.

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Next time: Peter Robertson

Our next event is on Thursday, 8 April, again at the CCA on Sauchiehall St, and – as ever – at 7pm. This time, however, we are downstairs in CCA 4 for an event marking the publication of 40 ‘Glasgow Voices’ in the international literary quarterly (www.interlitq.org). Not all forty will read, of course. Editor Peter Robertson has selected the following writers:

Gerrie Fellows

Jane Goldman

Peter Manson

Ewan Morrison

Sheila Puri

Alan Riach

Sue Reid Sexton

Admission is on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. The event is NOT ticketed. So do get there early, to avoid being disappointed.

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