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The Speculative Bookshop Presents #8

 

Scottish Science Fiction LEGEND…

KEN MACLEOD-
His novels have won the Prometheus Award and the BSFA award, and been nominated for the Hugo and Nebula Awards. This is a real pleasure to welcome Ken to his first bookshop event.

http://kenmacleod.blogspot.co.uk/
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So excited to announce that all the way from Brooklyn, NY- we have one of my favourite singer/songwriters in the whole universe..

EW HARRIS -. Born in the Rubber City and raised in the South, E.W. Harris is what he terms “a futurist with an acoustic guitar and an axe to grind.” Known in the Brooklyn scene for his strong vocals, odd demeanor, and infectious laugh, Harris has become a staple in the Big City Folk Collective, and in many venues both in NYC and afield.

http://ewharris.bandcamp.com/
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A Scottish Poet of 2016

SAM SMALL –
Sam is a key member to our team, he edited the poetry section of our book (CHEAP PLUG https://goo.gl/bhr37n).
Sam always delivers a brilliant set and is hosting a poetry workshop earlier in the day. (Details to follow)

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ELAINE GALLAGHER-
An update from the awesome Elaine on her progress since contributing to The Speculative Book last year. Elaine is always keeping busy and we will be hearing all about her latest dive into the world of Patreon.
https://www.patreon.com/elainegallagher

The Speculative Bookshop Presents #7 

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We’re back with our seventh installment!!
This one is shaped up to be a ripper, we have a couple of returning faces and a whole host of new ones.

It’s happening on the 26th of May, 19:30 at The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow.

Tell us if your coming and invite your pals :)

BEER
BOOKS
COMICS
POETRY
COMEDY

Moira McPartlin – MM
Moira made a big impact with her debut novel The Incomers, which tells the tale of a West African woman moving to a small town in 1960s Scotland. It was shortlisted for the Saltire Society First Book of the Year Award and was a critical success. She recently released her second novel “WAYS OF THE DOOMED” and has had many pieces in a variety of literary magazines.

http://moiramcpartlin.blogspot.co.uk/

Stephen Goodall –
Comic artist/writer Stephen Goodall has been busy expanding IMR (A.K.A The Institute of Marine Research) which is an ongoing series of interconnected narratives revolving around the unnerving events surrounding a remote Scottish island and the research facility located there. We’ll be getting the latest goings on from up there. A real treat for comic book fans.

http://sdfgoodall.com/imr/

Victoria McNulty-
Delighted we have managed to get Victoria, she’s one of the fastest rising poets in Glasgow at the moment. To quote Sam Small “Shes fuckin ace man!” Good enough for me :)

quilteJohn Lees-
When ever I am organising an event people always ask me, “when is that horror comic book guy coming back?”. Well the answer is NOW. John gave us a brilliant talk to us about his influences when creating the brilliant “And Then Emily Was Gone”, John has been busy since then and we will be hearing all about his latest offering “Quilte”.

@johnlees927

Gemma Flynn-
Glasgow based stand up Gemma Flynn has been lighting up the Glasgow comedy festival with her show “Around The Way Girl” picking up loads of lovely reviews:
‘comic talent of the future’ **** (The Skinny)
‘irrepressible … enthusiasm is infectious’ **** (Three Weeks)
Expect to laugh a lot.

https://www.facebook.com/gemmalouiseflynn


Details of our past events…

The Speculative Bookshop Presents… #6

Friday 24th July, 2015, 7.30pm

The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

We’ll be doing the usual… poetry, storytelling, drinking and selling some sweet ass stuff!

poster-6But who’s coming? Well…

RUTH EJ BOOTH – Hot off her 2015 BSFA’s Best Short Fiction award, she will be coming to read us some of her exciting work –

CHARLOTTE LE GOOD – Will be giving us her own brand of powerful, hard hitting and entering poetry.

CULT EMPIRE COMICS – The Airdrie based comic book extraordinaires are coming to show us what it takes to put together the amazingly fun comics. VIETNAM ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST has been a favorite of mine this year and I look forward to find out how these guys do what they do.

LEO GLAISTER – Leo will be performing his brand new show 17. It’s hard to describe what Leo does, but it amazing, seriously.. I can guarantee that you’ll have the following responses:
– Laughter
– Shock
– Night sweats and possibly hallucinations…
It’s great fun though…

THE HIGH FLIGHT FANZINE – Coming up to their first birthday, the guys will be on hand to provide you with zines and will be telling you all about whats happening on their birthday

We will also be telling all about how we are getting on with putting our anthology together, we’ve had an amazing response and we might even give you a wee taster 😀 (Still loads of time to send us your submissions)
4 quid suggested donation

Event #4 17thJanevent

Saturday 17th January , 2015, 8 p.m.
The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

Our fourth event will feature readings from Panels Comics, Bram E. Gieber, Lewis Gordon and Thi-Wurd and stalls from The Speculative Bookshop. To view more details about this event please visit our Facebook event page: The Speculative Bookshop Presents…


The High Flight Live…

Thursday 15th January, 19.30: Nice and Sleazy’s

Come down and listen to some brilliant performance poetry, a spot of music, but a couple of books from us and pick a free copy of the latest high flight magazine. More info here: High Flight Fanzine LIVE


Event #3

Friday 3rd October 2014, 8 p.m.
The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

Our fourth event will feature readings from Adam Murphy, John Lees, Leo Glaister, Hal Duncan and Neil Williamson and stalls from The Speculative Bookshop, Chris Kelso and The High Flight magazine. To view more details about this event please visit our Facebook event page: The Speculative Bookshop Presents…


Event #211th-april-print

Friday 11th April 2014, 8 p.m.
The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

Our second event will feature readings from Sam Small, Phil Differ, Chris Kelso and Jim Alexander and stalls from The Speculative Bookshop and The Final Comedown. To view more details about this event please visit our Facebook event page: The Speculative Bookshop Presents…


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Event #1

Sunday 1st December 2013, 6.30 p.m.
The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

Our first event will feature readings from Alexander Abraham, Stephen Goodall, Craig Collins, Hal Duncan and Douglas Thompson and stalls from The Speculative Bookshop, Strange Vice and The Final Comedown. To view more details about this event please visit our Facebook event page: The Speculative Bookshop Presents…