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.
The Project Cafe, 134 Renfrew St (Fleming House), Glasgow G3 6ST.
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We are meeting to discuss our future. The Project Cafe has announced it is closing at the end of February.
Since we started in January 2007, ie 13 years ago, we have moved from the Hilton Byres Road, to the bar opposite Òran Mór, then back again; then to The Universal in 2010, then to the Cafe Saramago, CCA in 2012. That was not satisfactory to many members as it was not a unique space for us, and that, coupled with the terrible event of the second fire at the Art School in 2018, we moved around the corner to the Project Cafe, as suggested very kindly by the CCA (who were closed because of smoke damage resulting from the Art School second fire). Fast forward to Jan 2020. We are now in our 14th year, are self-funding, and asking ourselves - what next? We have a full committee, elected at our AGM in November 2019. If you are a member or have casually attended WW and gained from it, and are interested, please come along for a chat, drop in, swap of knowledge. We have always just wanted to be a networking event. So now we may be looking for yet another new venue and wondering - should we stop? Go on? When we started there was nothing much about - now there are many writers events and gatherings. Maybe just stop. That is the question.
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