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Clydebuilt showcase

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St Mungos Mirrorball – Clydebuilt 8 showcase will be on Thursday 5th May at 7pm in the Club room at the CCA.

This year’s Clybebuilt mentor Gerry Cambridge showcases the work created by the group in the last year
Gerry Cambridge is a poet, essayist and editor, with a substantial interest in print design and typography as well as a background in natural history photography. His publications include Notes for Lighting a Fire (HappenStance Press, 2012), Since 1995 Gerry has published and edited The Dark Horse.

Henry Bell is a writer, editor, and events organiser based in Glasgow. He the managing editor of Gutter, Scotland’s magazine of new writing, and has edited a number of books including A Bird is Not a Stone, an anthology of contemporary Palestinian poetry in the languages of Scotland.

Duncan Stewart Muir undertook his MLitt in Creative Writing at The University of Glasgow, graduating with distinction in 2010. Duncan’s poetry has been published in Poetry Review, PN Review, New Writing Scotland, Blast Furnace and In Protest: 150 Poems for Human Rights. He lives in Glasgow where he is at work on his first novel, Our Affliction, set in the Far Eastern borderlands between China and Russia.

Nalini Paul’s first poetry pamphlet, Skirlags, was shortlisted for the Callum Macdonald Award in 2010. She was George Mackay Brown Writing Fellow in Orkney, and has collaborated on projects and commissions for stage and film. Her current poetry book, The Raven’s Song, is inspired by raven-and-crow myths from Orkney, Shetland and Canada.

Gregor Addison teaches English at West College Scotland and lives in Scotstoun, Glasgow. His poetry has previously been published in Carcanet’s Oxford Poets 2013: An Anthology (EDITED BY Iain Galbraith and Robyn Marsack), as well as in Gairm, The Edinburgh Review, Chapman, New Writing Scotland, Gath, Causeway/Cabhsair, The Dark Horse and Gutter.

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Clydebuilt 7 Showcase

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The Clydebuilt 7 Showcase will be at the CCA on May 7th at 7pm

Gerrie Fellows was the mentor for Clydebuilt 7, having previously mentored the first group of Clydebuilt poets. Her most recent collection is The Body in Space, published by Shearsman in 2014. Her menthes were: Julie Smith, Kay Ritchie, Jane Bonnyman and Colin Begg.

Julie Smith has had poetry published in a number of literary magazines including Causeway/ Cabhsair, Southwords and New Writing Scotland. Her novel ‘Mum and William Wordsworth,’ was long listed for the Mslexia First Novel Competition in 2013.

Kay Ritchie grew up in Glasgow and Edinburgh, lived in London, Spain and Portugal and worked as a freelance photographer and radio producer. Recently she is published in Tracks in the Sand, Shorelines, the Glad Rag, Black Middens, Treasures, Making Waves, Gutter and A Star in the Hand.

Jane Bonnyman is an English teacher and tutor and is currently based in Edinburgh. She writes teaching resources for the Scottish Poetry Library and the BBC. She has been published in New Writing Scotland, Gutter, Poetry Scotland and has been placed in several poetry competitions.

Colin Begg’s poetry has been published widely in, amongst others, Poetry Scotland and New Writing Scotland, He won the Basil Bunting Poetry Award in 2013 and was also awarded a Hawthornden Writing Fellowship. Colin is co-founder and co-editor of Gutter.

The next St. Mungo’s Mirrorball event will be on 28th May 2015