Please note Aye Write has now been cancelled, check their website for details of refunds and future re-programming.
Mirrorball are supporting two events at Glasgow’s literary festival Aye Write. The first is a free, popular, open mic event, then later the same evening Helen Tookey and Anthony Anaxagorou – two excellent poets who have been shortlisted for major prizes – will be reading. The later event is ticketed (unfortunately your membership won’t gain you admission), but its only £6 so please do come along and support this event. Further details below.
There’s plenty more poetry events too at Aye Write, including Jim Carruth reading with Glasgow’s Gaelic laureate Niall O’Gallagher on 20th March, and reading with Scottish poet Andrew Grieg on 29th March. Don Paterson is also launching a new poetry collection, Zonal, on 29th March and Carcanet Press celebrate their 50 years in the publishing business with a book of correspondence Fifty Fifty, event on 27th March.
Many of our Mirrorball members will be reading, hosting or attending events at the inaugural Paisley Book Festival from 20-29th February with the theme Radical Voices and Rebel Stories, so do check out their exciting and diverse programme.
After that there’s StAnza International Poetry Festival in St. Andrews which runs from Wednesday 4th – Sunday 8th March. The themes this year are Coast Lines and Due North, the programme looks as various and fabulous as always and you’ll certainly find many Mirrorball members reading, hosting or attending events.
Hope to see you out and about over the next month.