Writers to speak

February 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Novelist Sophie Cooke will be reading from her own work at the next Strathclyde University Visiting Author event. To be held on Wednesday 2 March at 5.15pm in the Ramshorn Theatre on 98 Ingram Street, the FREE meeting is open to the public. Sophie is author of critically acclaimed novels The Glass House which was short listed for the Saltire First Book Award, and Under The Mountain.

She will discuss her writing in the context of social and political reality versus fiction and the idea of ‘The Impossible in Art.’  Playwright Rupert Thomson, former editor of The Skinny magazine, will join her. He recently published a manifesto for ‘The Theatre of the Impossible.’

The University’s current Keith Wright Literary Fellow, Doug Johnstone, will introduce a showcase event at AYE WRITE festival on Saturday 5 March at 10.30am in the Burns Room of the Mitchell Library.

Three undergraduates from the popular Journalism and Creative Writing degree course, winners in the university’s long-running and prestigious Keith Wright Memorial Prize for creative writing, will read and discuss their work alongside members of the University’s creative writing staff. Free tickets can be obtained from the Mitchell Library in person (Monday to Thursday 9am-8pm and Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm) or from a member of the creative writing teaching staff at the University of Strathclyde.