Book Week Scotland Young Programmers 2017
Meet our 2017 Young Programmers and find out more about the events they've got planned this Book Week Scotland!
Event: 'Heather McDaid's Guide to a Freelance Life'
Looking to start a freelance career in the world of publishing, writing, marketing and all the et ceteras? Heather McDaid is here to help. Heather is one half of the revolutionary 404 Ink publishing house, where she has published literary magazines and books like Nasty Women. Her freelance career spans co-ordinating literary festivals, coding, editing, marketing and covering live events. Join Heather in conversation with Beth Cochrane and enjoy not only an illuminating discussion, but also a variety of freshly baked brownies, cakes and cookies.
Event: Keep Yourself Mentally Healthy
As part of Book Weekend Scotland 2017, Wigtown: The Festival introduces the Keep Yourself Mentally Healthy panel to discuss our relationship with food. 1.6 million people in the UK are affected by an eating disorder, with young adults the most at risk. Are rising pressures and busy lifestyles to blame? Can social media be a curse or a comfort? Do we all eat as well as we should? Join a panel of experts and survivors discussing their own stories, with advice on how we all can have a healthier mind and a better relationship with our food.
Event: Prayers on a Postcard
At the turn of the millennium, Rosslyn Chapel asked the world to send them prayers. The following flood of hopes, fears, dreams, failures and successes was an overwhelming surprise. Prayers on a Postcard would like to embrace that same cathartic passion and explore the connection between spirituality, creative writing and snail mail and how they can help our mental wellbeing.
Event: In partnership with Student Theatre at Glasgow, local script writer and poet Cat Hepburn will be leading a workshop on dramatic writing and creating stories that look at contemporary social issues on screen, followed by a Q&A about working in the Scottish television industry as a script writer.
Event: Let Them Eat Cake
A zine workshop on body positivity for women and non binary people.
Event: Wrap Around
Showcasing the work of emerging artists Joseph Glover & Fred Spoilar, Mina Heydari & Francis Dosoo, and Cora James, who are to present three new artist books. The actual form of the event, its mix of workshop, discussion, exhibition, sound, and visuals, has been curated to reflect the texture and pleasure of reading an artist book. December 2nd at the Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh.
Ryan Howe could see great trees growing from the faces of the tenements in Maryhill where he grew up, and he wanted to grow like one too, so he wrote some words and music that he liked. He wanted to know how to grow like these trees and the ones that grow between the pages of his favourite books, and that plant little saplings in his head. So now he studies English Literature, at the Open University, to find out how to grow.
Event: Alan Riach and Billy Letford have very different stories of how they each came to be writers. They will share their journeys and more in this enlightening talk on liberation through reading. For young aspiring writers and passionate readers alike, Alan and Billy will share how a love of reading and writing can open up a new world, no matter your origins.
Event: Uncovered Voices
An evening displaying work written by the survivors of sexual and domestic abuse who attended Uncovered Artistry's 'Uncovered Voices' creative writing workshops. The first half of the night will be in the form of readings, which will then be followed by a q&a discussion about the project and how creative writing can be used in this context. http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/about/events/uncovered-voices
Event: Ever wanted to write rap or make beats? Aye? Well then come along to this free hip-hop workshop featuring Scottish rapper and writer, Loki. Try different writing techniques create your own raps and produce your own beats with producers Blackboxx (Slime Records) and Acidtone.
Event: As part of Book Week Scotland, join Collect:if members as they discuss women of colour in literature, breaking into the industry and creating their works. Collect:if member Nyla Ahmad will interview Safina Mazhar, writer of the Power of Four series. To open the event, we will have readings from young women of colour at the beginning stages of their journey into literature.