There are a series of launches, festival appearances and one-off events throughout 2012. These are being regularly added to so please check this page for updates. I’ll keep the past events on here as a record, in case I forget what I’ve done in my own life. This is perfectly possible.
Latest update: July 2012 – new events announced in Shetland, Dundee, Edinburgh, Lancaster, Manchester – National Football Museum, Latitude Festival, Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival and more…
25 – The Arches, Glasgow. A Barca v Man United event with Graham Hunter Sky Sports journalist and Spanish football specialist, whose book Barca: The Making of the Best Football Team in the World, is published by Backpage Press. 12pm, £3. Part of the Margins Book and Music Festival. SOLD OUT.
9 – Dougie’s War Workshop: How to Write a Graphic Novel, 1pm, £15/£12. Part of Write Now Conference, associated with the Aye Write! Book Festival, Glasgow.
11 – 15.30-17.00 Joint event, ‘Inside the Divide’. Appearing alongside Richard Wilson and Alan Bissett in a debate on the topic of Sectarianism, racism and homophobia in football. Chaired by Willy Maley, £8/£7. Part of Glasgow’s Aye Write Book Festival.
13 – Reading from Alasdair Gray: A Secretary’s Biography, at Linlithgow Burgh Halls. 7-9pm, The Gallery Rooms. FREE, but ticketed.
BRING ME THE HEAD OF RYAN GIGGS – PUBLICATION DATE: 5th APRIL
11 – Waterstone’s Deansgate, Manchester, 6pm. Free. Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs launch, hosted by Manchester’s Bad Language Collective. Also featuring special appearances from Emma Jane Unsworth and Joe Stretch. Download a pdf invitation here
3 – Reading from Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs, Salon @ Literary Dundee, Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre, 5-7pm. FREE.
11 - Reading from Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs @ Ullapool Book Festival. 9pm, Ullapool Village Hall, £7. Chaired by David Robinson (Literary Editor, The Scotsman)
20 – Edinburgh International Book Festival. Alongside Teddy Jamieson. Tickets £8/£10. 8pm. Part of the Sport mind Games Series. Details here.
23 – Blackwell’s at the Fringe. Blackwell’s bookshop in Edinburgh. Details here.
25 – Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival – appearing as part of the Literary Tent. Line up here.
7 – Shetland Wordarts Festival details tbc
13 – Manchester Literature Festival. Details tbc. Website here.
28 – Literary Dundee Festival. Appearing alongside Richard Wilson and Graham Hunter. Details tbc. Website here.