Three Kinds of Kissing in Edinburgh
Oct
25
6:30 PM18:30

Three Kinds of Kissing in Edinburgh

Tonight is an occasion for lovers of good writing to celebrate the launch of Helen Lamb’s first and only novel, Three Kinds of Kissing. There will be readings from the novel, and writers Chris Powici and Magi Gibson will talk about Helen’s life as a writer and teacher. All of the events are free to attend and everyone is welcome. Complimentary refreshments will also be available. 

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Cinico: Passion, Cynicism and Rebellion in Political Writing
Nov
22
7:00 PM19:00

Cinico: Passion, Cynicism and Rebellion in Political Writing

Join translator Allan Cameron and politician Jim Sillars in discussing how writers can rebel through political writing. Both have written political works, including Allan Cameron’s Cinico – the focus of the evening – and Jim Sillars’s In Place of series. This is a free, unticketed event in collaboration with Book Week Scotland. Refreshments and a free Rebel book will be available to guests. All are welcome.

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Iain Morrison: I'm a Pretty Circler
Dec
9
7:00 PM19:00

Iain Morrison: I'm a Pretty Circler

Sun 9 Dec, 7–8.30pm. Free. Bar open. From the event page: “Join us as we launch Iain Morrison’s debut poetry collection from @Vagabond Voices, I'm A Pretty Circler. Tonight readings by the author are met with responses from artist and movement researcher Claricia Parinussa and artist Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay.” More info at Eventbrite

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Passion, Cynicism & Rebellion: a Conversation with Allan Cameron
Sep
27
7:30 PM19:30

Passion, Cynicism & Rebellion: a Conversation with Allan Cameron

With a Scottish professor of politics as his guide, a London-based Italian journalist named Cinico traverses Scotland seeking a “big story” on the independence referendum. Beyond exploring Scotland’s political scene and its place in Europe, Cinico’s stories examine how Europeans interpret each other and, more generally, how people interrelate within a social context. Allan Cameron will explore the themes of passion, cynicism and rebellion in politics through the lens of political writing and his satirical novel, Cinico: Travels with a Good Professor at the Time of the Scottish Referendum. The event, hosted at the cosy, colourful Waterstones Byres (on Byres Road in Glasgow), will include readings and a Q&A. Stick around afterwards for complimentary drinks and a book signing.

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Three Kinds of Kissing in Stirling
Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

Three Kinds of Kissing in Stirling

Tonight is an occasion for lovers of good writing to celebrate the launch of Helen Lamb’s first and only novel, Three Kinds of Kissing. There will be readings from the novel, and writers Chris Powici and Magi Gibson will talk about Helen’s life as a writer and teacher. In addition, the inaugural Helen Lamb Prize for the Stirling University MLitt in Creative Writing will be presented. 

The launch is free to attend and all are welcome, but you’ll need a ticket from the Macrobert. These will be available from July 16 at https://macrobertartscentre.org. Complimentary refreshments will be available. 

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Three Kinds of Kissing in Glasgow
Sep
21
7:30 PM19:30

Three Kinds of Kissing in Glasgow

Tonight is an occasion for lovers of good writing to celebrate the launch of Helen Lamb’s first and only novel, Three Kinds of Kissing. There will be readings from the novel, and writers Chris Powici and Magi Gibson will talk about Helen’s life as a writer and teacher. All of the events are free to attend and everyone is welcome. Complimentary refreshments will also be available. 

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Dream-speak & Dharma Eyes: Poetry with Kathrine Sowerby & Gerry Loose
Sep
13
7:30 PM19:30

Dream-speak & Dharma Eyes: Poetry with Kathrine Sowerby & Gerry Loose

Many people fear the dark, but the light can be much more dangerous. Are some things best kept hidden? This question underlies the new poetry collections of Kathrine Sowerby (House However) and Gerry Loose (night exposures), which seek to illuminate some of the more obscure areas of human experience. Join us for an evening of poetry readings and conversation with these two poets, followed by a book signing. The event will take place at the wonderfully cosy Waterstones Byres (on Byres Road in Glasgow). No tickets necessary, but we encourage you to RSVP on our Facebook page.

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Captured Moments: Kathrine Sowerby at the Edinburgh International Book Festival
Aug
16
10:15 AM10:15

Captured Moments: Kathrine Sowerby at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

From the Edinburgh International Book Festival programme: “Kathrine Sowerby’s new collection House However presents short, staccato poems which move with the rhythm of thought. Abstract and profound, her sharp writing needles equally at the heart and mind.” She’ll be performing alongside David Harsent, whose poetry is described as “intense, primal and eerie”. Tickets cost £12 (£10). For more information and to book tickets, please visit the event page at edbookfest.co.uk or call 0345 373 5888.

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Against Miserabilism – London
Oct
12
6:30 PM18:30

Against Miserabilism – London

Join us for the launch of Against Miserabilism, a posthumous collection of essays by the late David Widgery. The evening will include readings and a Q&A with contributors to the book (including colleagues and family members of David Widgery). Admission is free and all are welcome. Refreshments will be available. Please RSVP to sales@vagabondvoices.co.uk.

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An Evening with Allan Cameron
Jun
22
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening with Allan Cameron

As part of Glasgow's West end Festival, Allan Cameron will be at Waterstones Byres on 22 June to discuss his latest book, Cinico: Travels with a Good Professor at the Time of the Scottish Referendum, in which a narrator pretends to be an author and a perverse author pretends to be a translator who in his ensuing confusion drinks himself to death, causing a dispute between the fictional editor, the fictional author, his fictional wife and the translator's fictional widow, solely to illustrate the enlightened and enlightening chaos of translation, when the true purpose of this novel is to present conflicting views on nation, nationalism, power, class and the Scottish referendum. All are welcome.

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