Ryan at the Writers Return Series at Summerhall

February 22, 2015

This Thursday 26 February I’ll be performing alongside Alan Bissett, Anne Donovan and the inimitable William Letford at Summerhall for the Writers Return series, organised by the British Council. We’ll all be telling stories from our time spent writing our way around the world, it’s free but ticketed, it’ll be great. Hope to see you there.

Culture Laser: Blabbermouth

September 25, 2014

We spoke with some of the artists at the National Theatre of Scotland’s Blabbermouth event – a mammoth 12 hour presentation of the diversity of Scottish culture. We talk to Graham McLaren, Annieka Rose, Aonghas MacNeacail, Morven Christie, Paul Laverty, Glasgow Girl Amal Azzudin and Alan Bissett on the eve of the historic Scottish referendum vote. Presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions @culturelaser With thanks to Creative Scotland for their financial support.

Golden January!

January 18, 2010




January 20th, 2010
Forest Cafe, 3 Bristo Pl
Free! Free! Free! (byob)


Kirstin Innes – The story-charmer!

Alan Bissett – The ring-leader!

Colin McGuire – pedestrian, provocateur, wanderer, confronter of shadows!


Mat Riviere – Electric repetition, loops that don’t stay in time, and self-Harmonizing.

The Maple Leaves – A massive aural hug.

Skeleton Bob – Songs about Glasgow that sound like they’re about America; songs about girls who did them wrong/proud. The long-awaited, rarely seen in Edinburgh floor-stampers!

Ryan in Glasgow – 1 December

November 27, 2009

I’ll be performing at the great Glasgow night – DiScOmBoBuLaTe imgp0332

where: The Arches, Glasgow

when: Tuesday, 1 December, 8pm (doors 7.30)

how much: £4/2

I was super happy to be invited to this reading as people have been telling me about it for ages. The word on the street is, the gig is super good and with folk like Alan Bissett and Jenny Soep involved, I believe The Word. Their website says, “where literature and comedy collide.” Sounds messy.

It should be good and I hope to see you there.