Join 404 Ink and Chris McQueer to launch his second book HWFG with an evening of weird stories, music and comedy. Here We F**king Go is the much-anticipated follow up to Chris McQueer’s hilarious, award-winning debut short story collection Hings. Hosted by comedian Anna Devitt, come along for a night of short stories 'n that. In the words of the infamous Alan's Shed: here for a good time, no a long time.
18+. Tickets £5. Book yours here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chris-mcqueer-hwfg-launch-at-alans-shed-tickets-50774020462
Event page: https://www.stereocafebar.com/events/2018-11-10-chris-mcqueer-hwfg-launch-stereo
Also performing will be:
Leyla Josephine is a spoken word artist and theatre maker from Glasgow. Leyla has won several slams including 2014 UK National Slam Championships. She is currently on tour with her 5* show Hopeless which was runner up for Saboteur's Best Spoken Word show. She's been featured on BBC The Social, BBC Scotland, BBC Radio 4, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed. She has been published in Gutter Magazine, The Scotsman, The National, The High Flight and Speculative Books. You can usually find her trying to convince teenagers in schools that poetry is cool, listening to ABBA and she has just moved to Prestwick so spends a lot of her time watching people watching planes.
Julie Rea won the Scottish Book Trust Next Chapter Award 2017 and was mentored by the writer Janice Galloway. She was shortlisted for Moniack Mhor’s Emerging Writer Award 2018 and a Cove Park Writer Residency. Her fiction has been published in several literary journals, including ‘New Writing Scotland’, ‘From Glasgow To Saturn’, ‘Chicago Literati’, ‘Jellyfish Review’, ‘Barren Magazine’ and ‘Razur Cuts’, and she has recently had a short story nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her play, ‘Big Day’, was performed at The Gilded Balloon Theatre in Edinburgh in June 2018. She has completed a short story collection and is currently working on her first novel.
Sam Small is a poet from Glasgow. Host of Poetry at Inn Deep. Host of St Louis Poetry. Scottish Slam Champion 2018. World Slam Champion 2018. Head poetry editor at Speculative Books.
Jack MacMillan is a poet from Fort William, now based in Glasgow. He is co-host of Poetry at Inn Deep and Chief Strategy Officer at Speculative Books.
Broken Chanter is the new guise of David MacGregor. After spending the the past decade as the principal songwriter of Scottish Alt-Pop darlings Kid Canaveral, MacGregor retreated to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and to County Donegal earlier this year to write and record his first solo record. A light-hearted raconteur and heavy-hearted singer, MacGregor will be joining Chris's big night to perform intimate, stripped back versions of Kid Canaveral songs and tracks from the forthcoming Broken Chanter LP, a record which paints an emotional and expansive soundscape with a distinct sense of place, showcasing MacGregor's ear for melody and dexterity at tugging heart-strings. HWFG.