Ryan reads with Neu Reekie at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

June 24, 2016

reekieI’ll be among 12 writers from Neu Reekie’s new anthology, #UntitledTwo, reading at 7.30pm, Thursday 18 August, at the Garden Theatre at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

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 Hosts Luke Wright and Michael Pedersen’s Pointing Fingers

August 1, 2013

On Friday night 16 August I’ll have the pleasure of hosting two much talked-about talented poets at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Join us for poems about love, booze and social commentary.

Hosting Luke Wright & Michael Pedersen: Poems Like Pointing Fingers

Friday 16 August, 8.30 – 9.30pm (£7/£5)

A new breed of poets is storming the spoken word scene and entertaining a generation for which Big Brother is a reality TV show as well as an Orwellian literary invention. Michael Pedersen, co-organiser of Edinburgh live poetry night Neu! Reekie! reads from Play with Me, while Essex-born Luke Wright, whose 5-star performances have wowed Fringe-goers, performs from his joyful new tome, Mondeo Man.

What: Luke Wright and Michael Pedersen at the EIBF.

Where: Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh.

When: Friday 16 August, 8.30-9.30pm

How Much: £7 / £5 conc.