Scottish Writers' Centre Blog

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Archive for May, 2011


April and May have been especially busy for the Scottish Writers’ Centre – with events that have been attracting more and more praise from audiences: Tom Leonard‘s presentation of his recent work, which included fascinating glimpses of early drafts; the launch of David Kinloch‘s latest collection, Finger Of A Frenchman (Carcanet); an Iraqi Fiction event that focused on the work of Abbas Khider and Kusay Hussain & Sue Reid Sexton; then Ryan Van Winkle with poets from Syria, Lebanon and Scotland; not forgetting the latest Writers’ Discussion Group sessions led by David Manderson (‘Creative Writing in Education’) and Satya Dunning (‘Words and Movement’). ‘You’ve got to get them back again!’ are words we’re getting used to hearing!

Our final event in May is an Irish Fiction Event, at which Jack Harte and Éilís Ni Dhuibhne  – two colleagues involved in the Irish Writers’ Centre in Dublin – will read. Full details below – but please note that the reading on Thursday, 26 May, will not be held in the Clubroom, but in CCA 5 (Level 1 at the CCA).




Thursday, 26 May, 7-8.30pm

CCA, Sauchiehall St, Glasgow, G2 3J

CCA 5 (Level 1)

ADMISSION FREE / Donations Welcome


Jack Harte

Jack Harte is Chairman of the Irish Writers’ Centre. His most recent book is Unravelling the Spiral a memoir/biography of the sculptor Fred Conlon. His fiction includes the collection of stories, From Under Gogol’s Nose and the novels, In the wake of the Bagger and Reflections in a Tar-Barrel. Further info on

Éilís Ni Dhuibhne

Éilís Ni Dhuibhne was born in Dublin. She has written eight novels, five collections of short stories, several books for children, plays and non-fiction work. Her short story collections include Midwife to the Fairies, The Inland Ice, and The Pale Gold of Alaska.  Her novel The Dancers Dancing was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. Her stories are widely anthologized and translated. Éilís teaches on the MA in Creative Writing at UCD. She is a member of Aosdana.

Do come along and enjoy these Irish voices!


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 Glasgow Life (formerly Culture & Sport Glasgow) for their generous support of its work.