The next St. Mungo’s Mirrorball Showcase is on Thursday 13th December at 7pm in the cinema of the CCA, Glasgow. This will include a reading by three poets: Colette Bryce, Kathrine Sowerby and Stewart Sanderson. The event is free to members, guests £7/4conc.
Colette Bryce is an Irish poet, currently based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Her latest collection, The Whole & Rain-domed Universe (2014), which draws on her experience of growing up in Derry during the Troubles, was awarded a Ewart-Biggs Award in memory of Seamus Heaney. Selected Poems (Picador, 2017), drawing on all her books, received the Pigott Prize for Poetry 2018. Colette is a freelance writer, and former poetry editor of the journal Poetry London. She held the Heimbold Chair in Irish Studies at Villanova University in spring 2018.
Kathrine Sowerby is a writer living in Glasgow. Her poems and stories have been published widely in journals and anthologies and she has taken part in translation projects in Pakistan and Latvia. She has an MFA from Glasgow School of Art, an MLitt in Creative Writing from Glasgow University, and she won a 2013 New Writers Award from the Scottish Book Trust. She often collaborates with artist/writer Tessa Berring. Her chapbooks Unnecessarily Empatic and Tired Blue Mountain are published by Red Ceilings Press, her collection that bird loved by Hesterglock Press. Both her stories The Spit, the Sound and the Nest and her new book of poetry House However are published by Vagabond Voices.
Stewart Sanderson “Stewart Sanderson is a poet from Glasgow. His writing has been recognised by a number of prizes and awards, notably a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship and an Eric Gregory Award for his first pamphlet, Fios. His new pamphlet, An Offering, is [fingers crossed!] out now with Tapsalteerie.