Past speakers at Weegie Wednesday include: James Robertson, Maggie Swinburne, My Weekly Features editor; Rally and Broad; David Ross, non-fiction writer; Alan Grant, comic book writer; David Greig, playwright; Chris Brookmyre, crime writer; Michael Malone, crime writer; Sara Sheridan, fiction writer; Shari Low, journalist and fiction writer; Barry Gornell, fiction writer; Kirsty Logan, fiction writer and poet; Jean Rafferty, fiction writer; Eleanor Yule, film maker; Caron MacPherson, bookshop manager; Sophie Cooke, fiction writer; Rosemary Goring, literary critic and non-fiction writer; James Aldridge, bookseller and events organiser; David Simons, fiction writer; Marion Sinclair, Chief Executive of Publishing Scotland; Gordon Brown, fiction writer and marketing specialist; Duncan Furness, bookseller; Richard Warden, film producer; Alex Gray, crime writer and poet; Iain Banks, fiction writer and Ian Rankin, crime fiction writer, Linda Strachan, The Society of Authors, Sue Reid Sexton, Sinclair and Kim Macleod of Indie Authors World.
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Please note new speaker time - doors open 7.30pm; Speaker on at 7.45pm in response to WW member requests for an earlier speaker slot.
ADRIAN SEARLE - January's speaker
For our speaker this month we are lucky enough to have Adrian Searle of Freight Books. Freight recently won the Saltire Society's Publisher of the Year Award. Freight's most recent titles include 'I Am Because You Are', an anthology of stories, mostly fiction, celebrating the centenary of the general theory of relativity, and he has a gang of well-kent authors which includes Janice Galloway, Linda Cracknell and Kirstin Innes whose novel 'Fishnet' just won the Not The Booker Aware. Freight also publish Gutter Magazine a regular anthology of work by Scotland's best. Adrian is also an author in his own right so he knows both sides of the publishing story. With Judith Hastie, he co-authored '101 Uses of a Dead Kindle' (yay!) which was a BA top five Christmas Books of the Year 2012 and won two Scottish Design Awards in 2013.
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