Writer Talks & Update

A message below from our friends at Glasgow University Writers.  These talks are primarily being offered to Creative Writing students, but GUW have also made a limited number of places available to any From Glasgow to Saturn subscribers.  If you’d like to attend the Anna Smith talk send us an email at fromglasgowtosaturn@glasgow.ac.uk and we’ll pass on your details. If you’re interested in future events let us know that too, and we’ll pass it on.

And for all you lovely writers who have been waiting patiently to hear whether your work will be included in Issue 23 of From Glasgow to Saturn, hang on in there. Final decisions are being thrashed out over the next few days and everyone will be contacted next week.  Thank you for your patience.

GUW Writer Talks

Glasgow University Writers (GUW) is a group of continuing and former MLitt students who have come together develop their craft as writers. The group have recently secured a number of published writers as guest speakers and would like to extend an invitation to all current MLitt students to join them for these talks, which will be held in the Edwin Morgan Room at No 5 University Gardens over the forthcoming months.

The first of these events will be on Thursday 27th October at 5.30-7.30pm when Anna Smith will be coming over the water from her home in Ireland to talk to us.

Anna is the author of coming of age novel Spit Against the Wind set in a Lanarkshire village and its sequel, The Homecoming. Her latest novel, The Dead Won’t Sleep is a gritty thriller about prostitute murders set in Glasgow featuring tabloid reporter Rosie Gilmour. Anna herself is an award-winning journalist and newspaper columnist, and was chief reporter for the Daily Record. You can find out more about Anna at www.annasmithscotland.com. If you’d like to attend send an email to fromglasgowtosaturn@glasgow.ac.uk.

GUW will be providing glasses and a few nibbles for this event, but our limited funds won’t quite stretch to drinks, so we invite you to BYO. 

Best wishes

Glasgow University Writers