Jackie Kay at Out There preview at Pride House

Jackie Kay appears at Pride House 27th June 2014Join us at Pride House on Sunday 27th of July for a free pre-publication preview of Out There, the first anthology of Scottish LGBT writing in over twelve years! Inspired by the LGBT themed Gutter 07, Freight Books brings a new and definitive anthology of poetry and prose writing from Scotland’s leading and emerging LGBT writers, including the likes of Ali Smith, Louise Welsh, Jackie Kay, Ronald Frame, Toni Davidson, Kerry Hudson, Val McDermid, Damian Barr and many others.

The event at Pride House will be introduced by Zoë Strachan, editor of Out There, and will feature readings by Jackie Kay, Louise Welsh, Kirsty Logan, Allan Radcliffe and Ryan Vance. It will be a great opportunity to ask some questions and find out more about the anthology.

Event details:

Date: Sunday 27 July 2014
Time: 2.00 – 4.00pm
Place: Pride House, 14 Albion Street, Glasgow G1 1LH
Cost: Free

About the performers

Jackie Kay was born and brought up in Scotland. The Adoption Papers (Bloodaxe) won the Forward Prize, a Saltire prize and a Scottish Arts Council Prize. Fiere, her most recent collection of poems, was shortlisted for the Costa Award. Her novel Trumpet won the Guardian Fiction Award. Red Dust Road (Picador) won the Scottish Book of the Year Award, and the London Book Award. She was awarded an MBE in 2006, and made a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2002. She is Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University.

Louise Welsh is the author of six novels, most recently A Lovely Way to Burn ( John Murray 2014). She has written many short stories and articles and presented over twenty programmes for BBC Radio, most recently ‘Bannockburn’ for BBC Radio 3, produced by Louise Yeoman. Louise was writer in residence for The University of Glasgow and Glasgow School of Art 2010 – 2012. She has received several awards and international fellowships, including an honorary fellowship on the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program (2011) She lives in Glasgow with the writer Zoë Strachan.

Kirsty Logan is a professional daydreamer. Her first book is The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales (Salt, 2014); her second, The Gracekeepers, will be out in the UK, US and Canada in early 2015. She lives in Scotland with her girlfriend, and has a semicolon tattooed on her toe.

Allan Radcliffe was born in Perth and now lives in Edinburgh. He has worked as a journalist for twelve years and is now the theatre critic for The Times in Scotland. His short stories have appeared in Markings, Elsewhere, Gutter, ImagiNation and New Writing Scotland among others. He is a previous recipient of a Scottish Book Trust New Writer’s Award.

Ryan Vance is a writer and freelance designer based in Glasgow. He edits The Queen’s Head, a literary zine that champions the weird, the unlikely and the hysterical. When he’s not collecting projects like so many stray cats you’ll find him on a dance floor, any dance floor at all.