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Scottish Writers’ Centre Place and Peace

Tue 16 July 2019

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Peace is precious. Peace is precarious. Sometimes peace is worth writing for. Join the SWC and Scottish PEN as three writers read from their work.

Rebecca Sharp is a writer from Glasgow, currently based in Fife. Her most recent play, The Air That Carries The Weight, was performed at the Traverse with Stellar Quines theatre company. Poetry includes Unmapped with artist Anna King; prose includes Little Forks/Forcan Beaga, which toured as a performed reading in English and Gaelic. With her early experience in theatre and performance, Rebecca's work is suffused with an interdisciplinary approach. Currently based in Fife, Scotland, she has made work throughout the UK by a variety of residencies, commissions and artist-led projects.

David Manderson lives and writes in Glasgow. He's written one novel, many short stories and is currently working on a book of non-fiction and two novels. Until recently he was an academic. He's now a freelance writer and researcher.

Ruth Aylett lives and works in Edinburgh and was joint author of the pamphlet Handfast, published in 2016. One of four authors of the online epic Granite University, she performed with Sarah the Poetic Robot at the 2012 Edinburgh Free Fringe. She has been published by Prole, The North, Antiphon, Interpreter’s House, The Lake, South Bank Poetry, Envoi, Bloodaxe Books, Red Squirrel Press, Doire Press and others.


Scottish PEN is the Scottish branch of PEN International campaigning for freedom of expression, oppressed writers, and marginalised linguistic groups.




Tue 16 July, 7pm, Free (unticketed) / 18+