Book launches and Hings.

Pals, you might have noticed us yammering on about Chris McQueer's debut short story collection Hings, and this month, we launched it with two parties!

GLASGOW

First, we headed to Waterstones Argyle Street in Glasgow with Joanna Bolouri, author of The List. Chris' stories are an utter delight, and we feel really chuffed to have been able to pluck him from Issue 1 of our literary magazine and bring a full collection of his work out to everyone. The bookshop was rammed, the waiting list lengthy - but it was worth the wait. Everyone crammed in to celebrate one of the most exciting new voices in Scottish literature - a small bonus to have the best cakes ever too.

EDINBURGH

We headed to Edinburgh for the afterparty, a wild launch with our pals Interrobang?! They hosted our Issue 1 launch party, the very event that Chris did his first ever live reading. It was cool to come full circle with our spoken word sweethearts, and have an incredible line-up - Ross McCleary, Leyla Josephine, Martin Geraghty, Sam Small, Jen McGregor - join the 404 gang.