Tuesday 26th November 2013; 7pm to 8.30pm,
CCA Clubroom, Glasgow:
Book Week Scotland with Appletree Writers
Book Week Scotland celebrates literature throughout the country, every year between November 25th and December 1st. The SWC will host two anthology launches by Appletree Writers (each of which attracted submissions from across Scotland): In on the Tide and Harbour. The proceeds will go to the RNLI.
Editor Hannah Lavery and several of the contributors will be reading their work: Samuel Best, G. W. Colkitto, Alice Mitchell, Roy Moller, and George Pirie. Appletree writers hold community engagement at their heart, and are proud to be supporting the RNLI and Scottish Women’s Aid.
Hannah’s first collection of short stories, Kicked from the Inside, was recently published by Appletree Writers and is already enjoying its second print run. She is to be introduced at the International Afroeurope@ns Conference, University of London, in October. After a successful commission from Edinburgh University for the Edinburgh Fringe 2013, Hannah is now working on a spoken word piece. Her second collection of short stories is set to be published in late 2014.
Samuel Best’s debut novel will be published by Fledgling Press in 2014, and concerns Scottish national identity, violence, and running away. His Twitter handle is @spbbest.
G. W. Colkitto is an ex-Inspector of Taxes, ex-Chartered Accountant, and ex-Bookshop Owner, who writes both poetry and prose. His works have been published in various magazines and anthologies; he has also released three poetry collections.
Alice Mitchell’s poetry has found publication in numerous literary magazines and small books. She likes to see her work jump from the page, to sculptures and cards.
Roy Moller is a singer-songwriter and poet, who is about to release his fourth album. He was recently described on BBC 6 Music as ‘Scotland’s best kept secret’, by Marc Riley (for whom Roy has played sessions, in his own right and as part of the supergroup: Jesus, Baby!). Roy has also collaborated with Stevie Jackson on several Belle & Sebastian songs, as well as the guitarist’s solo material. Roy and Stevie are members of psychedelic garage band, The Store Keys. Involvement with the Edinburgh based poetry/music/animation fusion Neu! Reekie! has tempted Roy back to poetry, and his poems have recently appeared in ‘All Our Hopes and Dreams’ and ‘Zest Lit’.
George Pirie lives in a house by a beach; he studied Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. His short story, Pity the Poor Struggler, has been selected for inclusion in an anthology of the best student writing from over the past four years. His First Story is to be published in the September issue of Far Off Places. He is currently working on the final draft of his novel, Crushed Silk.
This is a free event, open to all.