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5857697The Scottish Book Trust New Writers Awards 2019
DateWednesday 17th July 2019
Description2019 marks the 10thanniversry of the Scottish Book Trust New Writers Awards. With Creative Scotlands continued financial support, SBT have helped over 100 writers reach an exciting new stage in their career.Join us as we celebrate withprevious awardeesCiara MacLaverty, Kirstin Innes and Juliette Forrest for a reading, discussion and QA.Chaired by Julie Martis.For more info on the awards: MacLavertyis 'a born enthusiast' according to the Times Literary Supplement. Her 'striking' poetry has appeared widely in both newspapers and literary magazines. She's been selected for 'Scottish Poem of the Year' and written for Scottish Opera and Edinburgh Book Festival.Her pamphlet,'Past Love in The Museum of Transport'explores everyday love from girlhood to motherhood.Kirstin Innes is an award-winning novelist and journalist based in Renfrewshire. Her first novel, Fishnet, won The Guardians Not The Booker prize in 2015. Her second, Scabby Queen, will be published by 4th Estate in spring 2020. Kirstin was one of the first winners of theSBT New Writers Award in 2008, and she has had short fiction commissioned by McSweeneys, Edinburgh International Book Festival and BBC Radio 4. Her journalism has been published in The Independent, The Pool, The Herald, The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday. She won the Allen Wright Award for Arts Journalism in both 2007 and 2011.Juliette Forrestwas a 2014New Writer Awardee. Her first childrens book, Twister, was published by Scholastic in February 2018 andwas a Sunday Times Book of the Week and The Guardians one must-read childrens novel of last summer. Itwon theCalderdale Book of the Year in 2019. Juliette started the year as Writer in Residence at All Saints Primary in Greenock and has just launched her second novel: The True Colours of Coral Glen.'Doors open' at 5.30pm for a 6pm start in our 2nd floorcafe and event space.This event is free but please reserve your ticket via the eventbrite link here.For more information about upcoming events please keep any eye on these pages, ask a bookseller next time you visit us or follow us on facebook, twitter and
Time(s)Jul 17, 6pm-7.30pm
LocationWaterstones Sauchiehall Street
Pricefree, Please note that events can occasionally be cancelled at short notice or their times or dates may alter; we therefore recommend that you check with the shop before travelling.If you are unable to attend an event we can often reserve signed copies. Please contact the host shop for details. Reserved copies cannot be guaranteed and may not always carry dedications.All signings (unless otherwise stated) operate on a first come first served basis, so early arrival is often recommended.
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Waterstones Sauchiehall Street
Address153-157 Sauchiehall Street
G2 3EW
Telephone No.0141 332 9105
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