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.
Terrace Bar, CCA Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD.
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Nicole Brandon is a creative writer and arts administrator. She graduated with an MA in Creative Writing from Edinburgh Napier University in 2013. She is currently Young Writers Co-Ordinator, and part of the Writer Development Team at Scottish Book Trust. Since July 2015 she has been working with teenagers and Scotland’s literary scene to ensure that 13-19 year olds, whatever their ambitions or experience, engage to their fullest with creative writing and illustration. Nicole also trains and supports established writers and illustrators to work with teenagers outside of school settings, through initiatives such as mentoring and community-based training.
As part of the Writer Development Team at Scottish Book Trust, Nicole also assists her colleagues with creating and supporting opportunities for adult writers in Scotland, from new hobbyists, to emergent writers, to seasoned professionals.
At this month’s event Nicole will outline the ‘What’s Your Story?’ programme and what it offers young people and Scotland’s literary culture in general. She will also highlight what support Scottish Book Trust offers adult writers at varying stages in their careers such as the New Writers Awards, Next Chapter, Robert Louis Stevenson Retreat, Mentoring, and many other opportunities. Nicole will be happy to take any questions you have.
Please note we need to delay the book tombola until November's meeting. Apologies.
Weegie Wednesday November 20th with AGM , main meeting from 7.30pm and guest speaker Lindsey Fraser on children's publishing and agents
November 20, 2019, 7.30pm, The Project Cafe
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