Those of you who were at the Creative Writing Department Reading Party back in September will remember Elizabeth Reeder’s wonderful reading from her forthcoming novel Ramshackle. We’re delighted to announce that her book will be officially launched on Thursday 26th April, 6.30pm, Waterstones, Sauchiehall Street. Click here for an official invite from publishers Freight , and we look forward to seeing you there!
‘Ramshackle is a hugely appealing and enjoyable novel. Original, moving and insightful, it is a rare combination of pace and narrative drive with lyrical poetry of language . . . A beautiful book.’
From Glasgow to Saturn was asked to host a special Reading Party last week, to welcome the Creative Writing Programme’s new students. The students were treated to fabulous readings from current students, staff & recent graduates (a huge thank you to Elizabeth Reeder, Kerri McLawlin, Emily Munro, Alan Gillespie, Bethany Anderson & Laura Marney). The evening also featured music from singer-songwriter and GU graduate Jo Mango, and we even made cake. Thank you to all the CW students who came along and made it such a great evening. We had fun, so watch this space for details of another FGTS reading party later in the term for all you lovely subscribers and contributors.
Siobhan Staples, Megan Primrose & Paul Deaton
We are thrilled to announce publication of the 18th issue of From Glasgow to Saturn. We have put together what we feel is a rather delicious collection of short fiction and poetry by present and past students, including Kathrine Sowerby, Vivien Jones, Philip Murnin, Mairi McCloud, Elizabeth Reeder, Amy Rafferty, Lynsey Calderwood, Ellen Glasgow, Michelle Waering, Paul Joseph Abbott and JoAnne Ruby McKay.
You can read prose and poetry online, or download your free copy.
Many thanks to those of you who submitted work. The standards of writing were once again highly impressive, so if your piece did not find a home in this issue, please do try us again in the future. Work has begun already on Issue 19, which we hope to have ready some time in January.
Until then, enjoy the magazine, and we’ll see you in 2011!
Alan Gillespie | Nick Boreham | Sheila Millar