Books hitlist

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  • 23 September 2009
Books hitlist

Nick Cave
The Death of Bunny Munro is only veritable polymath Cave’s second novel, presumably, the band, the film scores and the film scripts all kind of got in the way a little bit of him getting round to another one until now. Here he reads from it anyway.
Borders Books, Glasgow, Tue 29 Sep.

Glasgow Poetry Week
A convergence of events that keenly illustrate the live (and for that matter lively) nature of contemporary performance poetry in the city with everything from DiScOmBoBuLaTe’s axis of comedy and poetry to new start ups like the brand new Poetry at the Ivory at the Art School.
Various venues, Glasgow, Fri 2-Fri 9 Oct.

Sister Split
Forward thinking female-facing arts festival Ladyfest shows it has many strings to its bow with this celebrated feminist lit showcase of American female writers led by Michelle Tea.
The Big Red Door, Edinburgh, Fri 25 Sep.

By Leaves We Live
More poetry, this time an all-day special event in the capital, a welcoming melting pot of talks, events, stalls and a chance to share any poetry passions.
Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh, Sat 26 Sep.

Wigtown Book Festival
Christopher Brookmyre, Sue Lawrence and Nick Nairn are among the deft mix of local heroes and international stars that bring their literary magic to Scotland’s national book town.
Various venues, Wigtown, Fri 25 Sep-Sun 4 Oct.

Lorrie Moore
Moore’s first book in almost a decade is quite clearly a labour intensive beast, an intense, densely woven tale that allows right into the vary fabric of her characters.

Eddie Campbell
(Top Shelf Publications)

Reading the Leaves

Join guest writers for an evening of poetry and creative writing.

By Leaves We Live

A unique and exciting one-day fair with stalls, displays, short talks and events on poetry and art magazine publishing taking place throughout the day. All are welcome to drop in to browse or buy magazines, catch up with the latest trends and issues, and chat to editors from Scotland and beyond.


Ian MacPherson hosts another verbose outing of the literary/comedy evening. 'Part of Magners Glasgow International Comedy Festival'.

StenaLine Wigtown Book Festival

Scotland's National Book Town holds a ten day festival, with over 150 events planned, including a special Homecoming mini-festival celebrating the connections between books and whisky. Programmed speakers include Roddy Doyle, Julia Donaldson, Kenny Loagn, Giles Foden, Nick Nairn, John Boyne, Christopher Brookmyre, Sue…


Music and poetry are intertwined in this collaborative special featuring poets Vivien Jones and Jackie Galley along with a small group of musicians. All the material being performed was inspired by trees and woodlands. Ticket price includes interval refreshments. 'Part of Wigtown Book Festival'.

Nick Cave

The dark mind behind the Birthday Party and the Bad Seeds releases his latest novel, 'The Death of Bunny Munro' (Canongate). Tickets available from 8.30am, Tue 1 Sep.

Seeds for Thought

Live urban poetry and acoustic music with open mic spots. 'Part of Glasgow Poetry Week'.

The Glasgow Slam

Slam poetry competition. 'Part of Glasgow Poetry Week'.

WS Graham Night

St Mungos Mirrorball hosts a night of poetry celebrating WS Graham. 'Part of Glasgow Poetry Week'.

Let's Get Lyrical at Poetry @ the Ivory

The regular poetry night pays tribute to the importance of song lyrics as works of poetry. Poet and musician Gerry Cambridge headlines with a performance piece based on an adaptation of his own work and that of other poets. Let's Get Lyrical.

Open Mic

Poetry performances. 'Part of Glasgow Poetry Week'.

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