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Douglas Thompson and me : Scottish Writers Centre

August 26, 2014


One of the jewels in my already pretty sparkly and jam-packed full Worldcon (seriously it was like a Smaug’s hoard of good stuff), was bumping into fellow Glasgow-writer Douglas Thompson just before he launched his new novel, The Rhymer. This meant that I got to hear him read from what is possibly an genuinely unique enterprise […]

Talking about writing, talking about music

February 9, 2013


I’m very pleased to have been asked to present a talk for the Scottish Writers’ Centre (scroll down) in April. The evening will be called Writing And Song, and I’ll be talking about my approaches to writing fiction and song lyrics, about how I think these art forms art different and about how I think they’re […]

Other Worlds Other Dimensions

May 17, 2012


I’ve been asked by the Scottish Writers Centre to take part in a discussion event at the CCA next week entitled: Other World Other Dimensions. Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Paranormal. Do they have a place in Literature? I have to admit that I find that last part a little provocative–I wonder if the panel will agree on […]