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Janet Paisley

Tuesday 23rd July 2013; 7pm to 8.30pm,
CCA Cinema Room, Glasgow:

‘In Process’ Masterclass, with Janet Paisley

Janet Paisley

Janet Paisley, acclaimed poet and author, will talk about her life and work. The evening will be hosted by Magi Gibson, current Reader in Residence at the Glasgow Women’s Library (which has recently relocated to its new home inside the Bridgeton Library building).

Janet is an award winning poet, author (both fiction and non-fiction), playwright, and scriptwriter – writing in Scots and English. A prolific and popular writer, first published in 1979, her work has been translated into German, Russian, Lithuanian, Slovak, Catalan, Spanish, Hungarian, Ukranian, Italian, Portuguese, and Dutch; Janet’s writings are widely anthologised.

Her accolades include BAFTA and RTS nominations for Long Haul, and the 2000 Creative Scotland Award for Not for Glory; the 1999 Canongate Prize; the 1996 Peggy Ramsay Memorial award for her debut play, Refuge (set inside a safe house for victims of domestic violence); the National, Scottish National, Swanage Arts, and MacDiarmid Trophy poetry prizes; and the Sutton, Scotwrite, and BBC prose prizes.

In 1996, Alien Crop was shortlisted for the Scottish Book of the Year award – while Sooans Nicht was Critics’ Play of the Year. In 2003, Not for Glory was featured in the World Book Day Top Ten Scottish Books (and on the Nation’s Favourite Books of All Time list, in 2005). Her critically acclaimed historical novels, White Rose Rebel and Warrior Daughter, are Penguin paperbacks. The short film Long Haul, written by Paisley, earned a Bafta nomination in 2001.

Tickets: £6 (£3 for concessions). Free to SWC members.

Women and men will, of course, be welcome!

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