Ryan reads at the SWG3 Poetry Club

April 11, 2018

I’ll be reading alongside Richard Scott, Tessa Berring, Sarah Bernstein and Andy Spragg at the SWG3 Poetry Club, 100 Eastvale Place, Glasgow, on Sunday 6 May, 6.30-9.30pm.

Hope to see you there.

As part of Glasgow International.

Richard Scott was born in London in 1981. His poems have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies including Poetry Review, Poetry London, PN Review, Swimmers, The Poetry of Sex (Penguin) and Butt Magazine. He has been a winner of the Wasafiri New Writing Prize, a Jerwood/Arvon Poetry Mentee and a member of the Aldeburgh 8. His pamphlet Wound (Rialto) won the Michael Marks Poetry Award 2016 and his poem ‘crocodile’ won the 2017 Poetry London Competition. Soho (Faber & Faber) is his first book.

Tessa Berring is a writer and artist based in Edinburgh. Her poetry can be found or is forthcoming in a variety of journals/anthologies including The Rialto, Adjacent Pineapple, House of Three Press, Pitymilk Press, 3:AM Magazine (with Kathrine Sowerby), and Datableedzine. In 2017 she wrote for two visual art projects, ‘Narrative’, and ‘Carnevale’ in connection withEdinburgh College of Art. Her pamphlet ‘Cut Glass and No Flowers’ is available from Dancing Girl Press.

Sarah Bernstein is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Edinburgh, where she is working on a project called ‘Difficult Women & the Common Good’. Her writing has appeared in places like Adjacent PineappletenderContemporary Women’s Writing and Lemon Hound, and her first book, Now Comes the Lightning, was published in Canada by Pedlar Press in 2015. Her work in progress is called The Coming Bad Days.

Andrew Spragg was born in London and lives there. He has written critical pieces for BonafideHix ErosThe Quietus, Poetry London and PN Review. Recent poetry books include Tether//Replica(Sprialbound/Susak Press, 2015), OBJECTS (Red Ceiling Press, 2014), A Treatise on Disaster (Contraband Books, 2013) and To Blart & Kid (Like This Press, 2013). A new book Now Too How Soon came out with Contraband Books autumn 2017 and he is currently working on a collaborative book, To All Those Fucking Scoundrels, with the artist Beth Hopkins.

RYAN VAN WINKLE is a poet, editor and live artist living in Edinburgh. His second collection, The Good Dark, won the Saltire Society’s 2015 Poetry Book of the Year award.His poems have appeared in New Writing Scotland, The Prairie Schooner and The American Poetry Review.As a member of Highlight Arts he has organized festivals and translation workshops in Syria, Pakistan and Iraq. He was awarded a Robert Louis Stevenson fellowship in 2012 and the Jessie Kesson fellowship at Moniack Mhor in 2018.

Ryan goes on a Real Life Book Tour

May 24, 2015

Very excited to announce an IRL book tour to go with the virtual tour being made by poems across the internet. If you live in London, Cardiff, Glasgow or Edinburgh, I will soon be in your cities, reading some poems. Here’s the itinerary:

– London — Waterstones Piccadilly, 7pm, Monday 1 June

w/ Penned in the Margins poet Naomi Booth

– CardiffWaterloo Tea – Wyndham Arcade, 7pm, Tuesday 2 June

w/ Nia Davies & surprise special guests!!

GlasgowTell It Slant Bookshop, 7pm, Wednesday 3 June

w/ Matthew Siegel: (Matthew Siegel’s Blood Work is out from CB Editions. The deceptive directness of Matthew Siegel’s debut is remarkable’ – Mark Doty)

– EdinburghBlackwell’s Bookshop, 6.30pm, Thursday 4 June

w/ Matthew Siegel

– PLUS FREE AFTERPARTY at The Forest Café from 8pm, featuring Supermoon, Hailey Beavis & more!

Hope to see you there.

Ryan at Valve III

October 18, 2013

I’m in Glasgow on November 1st for the celebration of Valve Journal’s third birthday! Do come along.

Our beloved Valve is celebrating its third birthday with the launch of issue number 3!

Filled with experimental prose and fiction from well-kent faces including Michael Pedersen, Katy McAulay and Ryan Van Winkle, Valve III also features work from emerging writers like Scott Morris, Chelsea Cargill and Fiona Inglis. It’s even home to a debut or two.

Valve III came about due to the generosity of, well, you. You all came and supported us at our fundraising event, donated money from afar, bought back issues and dug deep for cake at our previous nights. So, we’re throwing you a party to say thank you, in Glasgow’s super-cool Poetry Club.

It’s all on us: complimentary entry, free booze behind the bar for the first batch of attendees and performances from some mighty fine writers (to be confirmed) as well as a few surprises along the way. It would be rude not mix things up in a venue with a train shaped, wall-mounted smoke machine and a fried egg table. Someone will probably make pork pies, too.

It will be the first chance to get your hands on the shiny new journal itself for only a fiver, so join us from 8pm on November 1st for revelry and readings, then tunes and dancing ’til 2am.

What: Valve Journal III Launch

Where: The Poetry Club, 100 Eastvale Place, G3 8 Glasgow.

When: Friday 1 November, 8pm-2am.


Ryan heads to the Outskirts Festival in Easterhouse, Glasgow

April 8, 2013

Glasgow’s Outskirts Festival is back for its second year in Platform, Easterhouse, and I am joining them. Outskirts celebrates art that crosses boundaries, blurs the lines between disciplines and salutes those artists who thrive on the edges, and got huge praise from all and sundry for their inaugural show last year.

This time round I’ll be reading some poems, and later in the evening putting my conversational skills to work as host/interrogator for journalist, novelist and comedian Rob Newman. Rob is a really talented writer and an ardent ecologist (which we love), he’ll be talking about his new book The Trade Secret, published by our friends at Cargo, and I’ll be posing him the tough questions, like “what is the secret of the trade”.

If that weren’t enough, the day-long festival features music from A Hawk and a Hacksaw, The Crying Lion and Frist Frugt, performances from Sonata for a Man and a Boy, Xana Marwick – You Suffer but Why, plus some excellent installations and exhibitions that will give you pause then blow your mind. See you there.

What: Platform presents: Outskirts Festival 2013

When: Saturday 20 April, 3.30pm-10pm. There’s a bus from Mono Café to Platform at 2.30, and one back at 10, for a pleasant £4 round trip. (I’m on about 6.45 and in conversation with Rob about 8pm)

Where: Platform, The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Glasgow, G34 9JW. Platform has a handy guide on how to get there.

How Much: £15 / £12.50 LOCAL LINKS – Ticket with food
£10/ £7.50  LOCAL LINKS
Under 12s Free without food
Recommended for the whole family.

I’m really excited to be part of this, and it would be mega cool to see you there.

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.