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Scottish Storytelling Centre

Want entertainment in its purest form? Look no further than the Scottish Storytelling Centre (SSC) a creative hub off of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. This bespoke building focuses mostly on spoken word performance, stripped of microphones and scripts. Bustling year-round, SSC is particularly busy in festival season. Marketing and Communications Manager, Lindsay Corr said: “Each summer … Continue reading

Glasgow Women’s Library

Ascending the cultural statusphere is a museum unlike any other. From its base in Bridgeton, Glasgow Women’s Library is blazing a trail for the rest of the UK. “The Library has grown from a tiny grassroots organisation to become the only accredited museum – in the UK – dedicated to Women’s History. It is also … Continue reading

Day of the Dead

Honouring lives lost and risked for Mexican freedom of Expression is the Mitchell Library Day of the Dead event. Hosted by The Scottish Writers’ Centre in partnership with Scottish PEN, the event will take place on November 2 -from 5.30pm- in the Glasgow Room. The free, un-ticketed event will see readings both about the country … Continue reading

West End Festival

Celebrating its 20th year in business, the West End Festival has returned to Glasgow with bigger acts than ever before. Festival Founder Michael Dale said:“The 2015 WEF has a lot of big names, including comedian Elaine C Smith, choir composer Mark Carroll, and (the Gruffalo) author Julia Donaldson. “There is a real mix of activities … Continue reading

Supply and Demand

  An interview with author Theresa Breslin The building is white washed, boxy and in the middle of nowhere. It could be mistaken for a corner shop, if it wasn’t for the big sign that reads: Scotia and Chameleon books. We walk through the odd, right angle corridor into the warehouse, and the mixture of … Continue reading

Rain Rose

  An interview with author Dilys Rose Rain pelts down on the way to the Ramshorn Theatre, me and my mascara begin to run. Not everyday rain, more like the kind Noah faced before he got his arse on that ark. Rain soaks through my jacket, behind my glasses and I reach the door as … Continue reading


An interview with author Nick Griffiths From engineering, to music journalism, to young adult fiction, Nick Griffiths’ life has been quite a journey. He admits: “It took three years of an Electrical & Electronic Engineering course, and one essay to finally click that I fucking hated electronics and should have been writing all along.” Once granted this epiphany … Continue reading

Breaking Barriers

  An interview with author Melvin Burgess West Yorkshire based writer Melvin Burgess has shaken up the world of teenage literature. With over 20 titles under his belt, he has written novels, radio, and TV scripts. The author’s debut novel, The Cry of the Wolf (1990) shot to fame by being short listed for the … Continue reading

Waving not Drowning

A feature on Reading the Waves Most people hate public speaking; imagine then Robbie Gillon’s dismay when the drill of a forgotten phone interrupted his monologue. I cringed as the noise bounced off Street Level Photoworks’ walls. What will he do, pause until the imposter is silenced? No, he powered on. Like a pro the … Continue reading

Print and be Damned

A feature on getting fiction published Alistair Canlin leads a double life. By day he works with retailers in Glasgow, by night he works with strippers, zombies and murders and he’s not alone. “There are lots of us writers out there.” Every year hundreds of people take part in the National November Writing Month, NaNoWriMo, … Continue reading

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