Weegie Wednesday February 20th 2019

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 Street, next door to Mandors, Glasgow G3 6ST.
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February 20, 2019, 7.30pm

The Project Cafe

Our speaker at February's Weegie Wednesday is novelist and poet Jacqueline Smith who will speak about:

Truth in Fiction

Jacqueline will discuss the hazy line where truth and lies meet in works of fiction.

“Writing fiction is the act of weaving a series of lies to arrive at a greater truth.” Khaled Hosseini


“But it's the truth even if it didn't happen.”
Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Biog: Jacqueline is a former chair of the Scottish Writers Centre and organiser of Poetry@The Ivory. She had 'Dumbie & The Devil' or The Ballad of Janet Douglas which tells of the escapades of a 14 year old infamous witch-finder from Scotland, published in the Long Poem Magazine and whose story formed the basis for her recently published novel 'The Scottish Witchfinder.'
This was preceded by the publication of her first novel The Two Seeings.
Jacqueline has also published 'nspirations from the Commonwealth of Writers and is currently working on a series of YA mystery novels set in Ghana, West Africa.

Jacqueline Smith SCHom(Dist.) MARH, PgCert TQFE, MLitt*

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