Just back from Weegie Wednesday - Glasgow's own monthly literary "salon". I haven't been for ages - too long, and the fact that Kathryn Ross, one half of agent's Fraser Ross Associates was going to be there to talk about the pros and cons of having an agent/being an agent, was incentive enough to get into Glasgow, especially since I had mugged Kathryn (in a nice way of course) by email to look at the first few chapters and synopsis of my latest young adult epic (inspired by a children's book written by one of her clients that I picked up at last year's Edinburgh Book Festival). John McShane also promoted the opening of a new graphic novel shop in a couple of weeks time, which is the direct result of Weegie Wednesday networking'; and Ronnie Scott promoted the launch of a book he's edited using diaries written between by a Glaswegian between 1913 and 1933. There was the usual literary lucky dip,and we even had some prints on sale from famous comic artist Vincent Deighan, better known as Frank Quitely. Apart from individual writers, there were also members of Read Raw Ltd, Glasgow Science Fiction Writers Circle, Johnstone Writers Group, and a particular hello to Carol and husband, Arlene, and the dark-haired comic writer who wears a Supergirl costume at comic marts - I didn't catch your name, but I guess I'll spot you at the next mart I attend. And the jazz was pretty good in the bar downstairs afterwards - note to self, must see more jazz.

By: Ian Hunter On Wednesday, 13 October 2010 Comment Comments( 0 ) Hits Views(3094)