Mirrorball at Aye Write

by St Mungo's Mirrorball

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St Mungo’s Mirrorball is supporting five events at this year’s Aye Write festival in Glasgow including showcases of leading UK poets. There are two free events and the other three are at subsidised prices so we hope everyone can get along and support for these events.

Thursday 17 March    6:00PM – 7:00PM

St Mungo’s Mirrorball – Poetry Open Mic

St Mungo’s Mirrorball, Glasgow’s Poetry Network and Jim Carruth, Poet Laureate for Glasgow, host their popular open mic session. An opportunity for budding and established poets to read their own work. So whether you have a number of poetry collections out or are reading in public for the first time this is for you! A wonderful opportunity to experience and enjoy Glasgow’s diverse poetic voices.
Free event

Thursday 17 March    7:30PM – 8:30PM
Jim Carruth Introduces Helen Mort & Rebecca Perry

Glasgow’s Poet Laureate, Jim Carruth, welcomes two distinctive new poetry voices to Aye Write! Helen Mort was born in Sheffield in 1985. She is a 5 times winner of the Foyle Young Poets award. In 2014, she completed her Doctorate and her BlogSpot `Poetry on the Brain` was one of the Picador `Best Poetry Blogs` choices. Her latest collection Division Street was shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards and the T.S. Eliot Prize.

Rebecca Perry was born in London. She graduated from Manchester’s Centre for New Writing in 2008. Her first book-length collection, Beauty/Beauty, a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, is shortlisted for the 2015 T.S. Eliot Prize. Presented in association with St Mungo’s Mirrorball .

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18th Mar 2016  •  6:00PM – 7:00PM
Sinéad Morrissey – Prize Winning Poetry

Aye Write! welcomes TS Eliot Prize winner, Sinéad Morrissey, to read at the festival. Sinéad’s fifth collection of poems, Parallax, won the prestigious award in 2014. After periods living in Japan and New Zealand she now lives in Belfast, where she has been writer-in-residence at Queen’s University, Belfast.

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18th Mar 2016  •  7:30PM – 8:30PM
Remembering Sandy Hutchison

An event of words and song celebrating the life of Alexander Hutchison, the award winning Scottish poet and translator, who died in November 2015 after a short illness. Join with his family, friends and fellow poets as we remember the life and lines of a son of Buckie who worked in Canada and USA, before settling in Glasgow. Simply one of the leading poets of his generation.
free event

20th Mar 2016  •  6:00PM – 7:00PM
Andrew McMillan & David Kinloch – Outspoken Poetry

Andrew McMillan’s Physical contains poems which are hymns to the male body – to male friendship and male love – muscular, sometimes shocking, but always deeply moving. Raw and urgent, this collection was shortlisted for a number of prestigious awards including the Guardian First Book Award and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Andrew will be reading with David Kinloch who teaches creative writing at the University of Strathclyde and is the author of five poetry collections. A recipient of the 2004 Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Award, he is a founder editor of the influential poetry magazine Verse.

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other poetry events at Aye Write

12th Mar 2016  •  7:30PM – 8:30PM  •  Mitchell Library
Liz Lochhead, Jim Carruth & Gerrie Fellows- The Hunterian Poems

Edited by Alan Riach, Professor of Scottish Literature at Glasgow University, The Hunterian Poems collects works by Scotland’s national poets Liz Lochhead and Edwin Morgan and Glasgow’s poet laureate Jim Carruth along with many more of Scotland’s best poets writing in Gaelic, Scots and English, including Stewart Conn, Meg Bateman, Gerda Stevenson, Elizabeth Burns, David Kinloch and Aonghas MacNeacail. The paintings, beautifully reproduced in the text, include works by J.D. Fergusson, Cadell, Peploe and Joan Eardley.

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