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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Hamish MacDonald, Scots Scriever at the National Library of Scotland, looks at what it means for him to write in Scots, and gives some insight into his recent researches into Scot literature in the Library collections
Hamish is author of the novel The Gravy Star (11:9 Publishing) and has written various works in Scots for Itchy Coo Publishing, including a teenage novella, short stories and poems for the anthologies King o the Midden and Blethertoun Braes. As playwright his work has been produced and toured by Mull Theatre and by Dogstar Theatre, having spent fifteen years as Joint Artistic Director of Dogstar. His last play Factor 9, based on the NHS contaminated blood scandal affecting thousands of haemophiliacs in Britain and tens of thousands worldwide, premiered as part of Umea 2014 European Capital of Culture before touring in Scandinavia, Wales and Scotland. He adapted two of his plays, The Captain's Collection and The Strathspey King into award-winning series for BBC Radio Scotland, and was the first Robert Burns Writing Fellow for the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Association, 2003-06.
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