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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"Boosting Creativity", Jacqueline Smith.
Our speaker for July, Jacqueline Smith, completed the HNC Creative Writing Project at GCNS in 2008, the Steps New Writers Course at the Mitchell Library in 2009 and the MLitt-Creative Writing at Glasgow University in 2012. She has had various poems published in several Anthologies including the Scottish Ballad ‘Dumbie & The Devil’ in Long Poem Magazine, 2012. She was MC and organiser of Poetry@The Ivory from 2009 - 2011 then Chair of the Scottish Writers’ Centre based at the CCA in Glasgow from June 2010 to November 2012. Inspiration from the Commonwealth of Writers to Boost Creativity was published as an e-book by Pothole Press in 2013 and is available on Amazon etc.,& in print by Fleming Press in 2015 .
Jacqueline also has a further contract with Fleming Press for the publication of her novel ‘The Witchfinder’.
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