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Amy McAllister's Are You As Single As That Cream? Book Launch and Silly Singles' Night!

To celebrate the launch of her debut collection of poems and pick up lines, UK Anti-Slam Winner Amy McAllister hosts a silly singles' night for singletons and couples alike with kissing booths, horoscope mis-readings, comedy and live music.

The Star Of Kings, London N1

Mon 1 Dec

£10 / 020 7278 9708

Ticket price includes s a copy of Amy's debut collection of poems and pick up lines, Are You as Single as That Cream?

The Book of Love and Loss Launch

The London launch of The Book of Love and Loss, a collection of poetry about the two experiences.

Lauderdale House, London N6

Wed 3 Dec

£3–£5 / 020 8348 8716

The Other Tongues

Celebrate the launch of The Other Tongues, an Introduction to Writing in Irish, Scots Gaelic and Scots in Ulster and Scotland.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 0141 248 4814

Patrick Richardson: In Search of Landfall

The travel writer talks about his second book, In Search of Landfall.

Stockbridge Library, Edinburgh

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 0131 529 5665

Stephen O'Donnell: Scotball

Scotball, the follow-up novel to Paradise Road by Stephen O'Donnell, is launched.

Sweeney's on the Park, Glasgow

Wed 10 Dec

Free / 0141 632 6741

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Alwyn James: The Malta Job

The launch of Alwyn James' new novel, The Malta Job.

Hemma, Edinburgh

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 0131 629 3327

Book Works: New Work with Sarah Tripp, Isla Leaver-Yap and The Happy Hypocrite

The launch of You Are of Vital Importance by Sarah Tripp, and The Happy Hypocrite – issue seven of Heat Island – which has been guest edited by Isla Leaver-Yap. There's also performances and presentations from the likes of Katrina Palmer, Francesco Pedraglio and Samuel Hasler.

CCA, Glasgow

Fri 5 Dec

2|1|4|1 Members' Show

Member's show and end of year party from the artist-led collective: Alexander 'Twig' Champion, Brian Cheesewright, Catriona Meighan, Frances Lightbound, Jack Farrell, Kirsty Macleod, Kenneth Davidson, Lauren McGlaughlin, Rachael Gallacher, Rachel Sharpe, Rosie Roberts and Silja Strom.

The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

Sun 7 Dec

Free / 0141 222 2254

Catriona Child: Swim until You Can't See Land

Child introduces her latest book, Swim Until You Can't See, which follows the relationship between two women born 60 years apart.

South Queensferry Library

Wed 26 Nov

Free ticketed / 0131 529 5576

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Elaine Connor on The Gaelic Cat Series

A launch to celebrate the publication of Elaine Connor's Gaelic Cat series, set in Carloway.

Stornoway Library, Isle of Lewis

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 01851 708631

Part of Book Week Scotland.

John Cairney: The Importance of Being

Actor John Cairney chats his book, The Importance of Being.

Central Library, Edinburgh

Wed 7 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 242 8100

New Work with Sarah Tripp, Isla Leaver-Yap and The Happy Hypocrite

Two new Book Works publications are launched, with performances and presentations by Katrina Palmer, Francesco Pedraglio, Samuel Hasler, Sarah Tripp, Maria Fusco, plus Isla Leaver-Yap and friends. Suitable for ages 18+.

CCA, Glasgow

Fri 5 Dec

Roy Moller: Imports

Roy Moller's debut collection, Imports, is launched with Alice Mitchell, Emma Moller and Penny Reid. Plus, there's a pop-up stall from Bowdy Kite Books.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Tue 9 Dec

Free / 0131 560 1581

Tracey S. Rosenberg: The Naming of Cancer Launch

Tracey S. Rosenberg launches her second pamphlet, The Naming of Cancer. The first pamphlet brought out by Neon Books, this fourteen-poem volume begins in a hospital and from there explores the experience of cancer from a multitude of perspectives.

Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh

Thu 27 Nov

Free ticketed / 0131 557 2876

Part of Book Week Scotland.