Reading Party 24/02/2011

You may have heard rumours but now we can bring confirmation of our much-anticipated reading party. All readers, contributors and subscribers are very welcome to come along.

Anatomy Museum, University of Glasgow

February 24th, 5.30 – 7.30pm

Hosted by Louise Welsh

Starring FGtS contributors: JoAnne Ruby McKay, Duncan Muir,
Raymond Soltysek, Anneliese Mackintosh, and Alan Bissett

Join us in February for an evening of poetry, prose, and comedy. The event will be hosted by Louise Welsh, our Writer in Residence, who will present some of the best literary talents to have studied and worked at the university, from current students to former staff members.

The Anatomy Museum is a deliciously creepy venue, with pickled babies, dissected torsos and, somewhere up the back, a portion of Robert Burns’ skull. So come along to enjoy the readings, soak up the atmosphere, and follow the crowd down to Ashton Lane afterwards for some celebratory drinks.

If you plan on attending, RSVP via, facebook, or twitter.

Please note that due to budget issues, there be no drinks served, but please do bring your own bottle of something. Glasses will be provided.

Help yourself to a Reading Party Invitation and pass the word around.

Look forward to seeing you all there!

Alan, Nick and Sheila


Writer in Residence

We hope that you’ll be able to join us in welcoming Louise Welsh, the new Writer in Residence for the University of Glasgow and Glasgow School of Art. Louise is an award-winning author of novels, short stories, plays and libretti. She will be reading from her work and answering questions, as well as talking about her new role as Writer in Residence.

You can find out more about Louise from her website or her page at Contemporary Writers.

Venue: Adam Smith Building, Room T415

Tuesday 18th January, 5.30pm

All welcome.

Louise will be based in the Scottish Literature Library every Thursday during term time, when she will be available to help staff and students with their creative work. You can contact her by email to make an appointment:

Submissions Deadline

With the first issue of the new From Glasgow to Saturn due to be published around November 5th, we would like to advise anyone wishing to submit work to have done so before October 25th. Any pieces received after this date may be carried over to the next issue.

The submissions we have received so far include several high quality pieces from a variety of students, staff and alumni. See our submission guidelines for more details of how to get your own work published.

We need your prose fiction, poetry and essays in order to showcase the talent contained within the University of Glasgow.

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Alan Gillespie | Nick Boreham | Sheila Millar