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Events – Autumn 2010

Great events to look forward to at the Scottish Writers’ Centre this October, November & December, with a reading celebrating the great poems of the millennium, a writers workshop that takes us in a new direction, and the Glasgow launch of a new literary magazine.

First, a prestigious poetry reading  in October –

Poems for the Millennium, Vol. 3

Thursday 21 October 2010, 7–8.30pm

CCA, Sauchiehall St, Glasgow, G2 3JD


Donations welcome

Winner of the 2010 American Book Award

from The Before Columbus Foundation

The Scottish Writers’ Centre is honoured to host selected readings and commentary from Poems for the Millennium Vol.3 with Editors Jerome Rothenberg and Jeffrey C. Robinson. We’ll be joined by Scottish-based poets aonghas macneacail, Gerrie Fellows, Tom Leonard, Peter Manson and Jane Goldman who will also read from Millennium 3, University of California’s award-winning Book of Romantic and Post-Romantic Poetry.

SWC is pleased to acknowledge the support of the University of Glasgow for this event.


Then, in November, a practical workshop –

Creative Non-Fiction: ‘A fascinating excursion into new material and different forms’

A writers’ workshop with Linda Cracknell

Thursday 18 November 2010, 7–8.30pm

CCA, Sauchiehall St, Glasgow, G2 3JD


Donations welcome

Linda Cracknell

Linda Cracknell is a writer of prose and radio drama including two published collections of short fiction Life Drawing (NWP, 2000) and The Searching Glance (Salt, 2008). A Creative Scotland Award in 2007 launched her into writing creative non-fiction about a series of journeys on foot, each of which followed a story or theme. She is editor of a non-fiction anthology on the wild places of Britain and Ireland, A Wilder Vein, (Two Ravens Press, 2009).

Linda was writing fellow at Brownsbank Cottage 2002-5, and has tutored many workshops including Arvon Foundation courses. She is currently a Royal Literary Fund fellow at Stirling University and lives in Highland Perthshire.

For a taster, visit Linda’s blog –

(Workshop title taken from a quote at


Looking further forward, we would also like to flag our December event, a collaboration with the University of Aberdeen:  the Glasgow launch of the new magazine Causeway / Cabhsair – as part of an evening which will also include the Scottish Writers’ Centre’s own Mid-winter Celebration. Basic details can be found below. More – with names of the writers who wull read work from Issues 1 and 2 – very soon.


A Magazine of Irish-Scottish Writing

Thursday 16 December 2010, 7–8.30pm

CCA, Sauchiehall St, Glasgow, G2 3JD


Donations welcome

Cover of Issue 1


Events will normally finish by 8.30pm – but discussions can continue in the bar.

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


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