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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March's speaker will be Catherine Simpson.
Catherine Simpson’s debut novel, Truestory, was published last September by Sandstone Press. Catherine is a journalist who didn’t start to write fiction until her mid-forties when she did an Open University diploma in Creative writing followed by an MA at Edinburgh Napier. Her short stories have been published in various anthologies and magazines. She received a Scottish Book trust New Writers Award for the opening chapters of Truestory.
Catherine will talk about the challenges of creating a compelling story around a difficult and often avoided subject - being the parent of an autistic child.
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