Ryan goes Turbo with Valve Magazine

March 28, 2014

I’ll be reading with some fine folks who have had stuff published in Valve Journal, an excellent literary compendium. Come hang with us on Friday April 11 at The Poetry Club in Glasgow.

Your favourite literary journal (right?) is having a night of fun at The Poetry Club to celebrate all the good people we’ve come across since we began in 2011.

Rounding up some of our favourite writers published in Valve over the last three years, we’ll kick off with readings from some of Scotland’s most dazzling literary talent (and no, we’re not biased at all).

You’ll be treated to words in sentences from:

Moustache owner and mighty wordsmith RYAN VAN WINKLE

Paisley’s finest poet GRAHAM FULTON

MARY MCDONOUGH CLARK, surfer of emotions and ideas

Scottish Book Trust New Writer’s Award-winning LUCY RIBCHESTER, and

Ever-entertaining observer of geriatrics on public transport ANDREW BLAIR

After readings there will be some good old fashioned Valve fun then dancing ’til the wee hours with a DJ set.

Come and be merry with us.

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.