We’re very excited about the September/October programme for SWC at the CCA. We kick off with deaf artist and writer Louise Stern, author of Chattering: Stories, together with her sign language interpreter, on September 1st. A programme of readings every other Thursday then follows, with Hungarian author, journalist and Eat Me bass player Gergely Nagy on the 15th, and David Manderson launching his debut novel, the terrifying Lost Bodies, on the 29th – the first full-length novel in Scotland to result in a doctorate! Gergely’s work will be translated into English by SWC’s own Donal McLaughlin.
In October we are very pleased to be welcoming leading Scottish poet and novelist Andrew Greig on the 13th to read from As Though We Were Flying, a newly published poetry collection, and At the Loch of the Green Corrie, (2010) a memoir of a fishing trip in honour of the late poet Norman MacCaig. On the 27th October the SWC will play host to a Gaelic/Gaidhlig Literature Forum, to discuss how literary organisations can work more closely with Gaelic writers and material. Anyone interested in Scottish Literature, Gaelic Literature and language and their promotion will be able to meet Gaelic writers, hear some short readings, and talk about this vital topic. More detail to follow.
Thereafter we will be presenting readings and workshops on a regular basis every two weeks, always on a Thursday, in response to feedback from audience members, who found our 2010-11 programme wonderful but very exhausting, as did we with up to four events a month! We look forward to seeing you back at the CCA in September. You can keep up-to-date with Scottish Writers’ Centre news, events and more on facebook by joining the SWC fb group. Happy holidays!