The Creative Conversations Speaker series returns for its third year. All events are free and open to the public.

This series is sponsored by the Ferguson Bequest and programmed by Creative Writing at University of Glasgow. All events are free & open to the public.

Creative Conversations events

Creative Conversations events


Poet & Musician Tawona Sithole
Poet & Musician Tawona Sithole

Poet & Musician Tawona Sithole

Date: Monday 29 October 2018
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Venue: University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel
Speaker: Tawona Sithole

Tawona is Artist in Residence (School of Education) and Honorary Research Fellow (Creativity Culture and Faith)

Novelist Gail Honeyman
Novelist Gail Honeyman

Novelist Gail Honeyman

Date: Monday 5 November 2018
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Venue: University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel
Speaker: Novelist Gail Honeyman

Gail Honeyman is a graduate of the universities of Glasgow and Oxford. Her debut novel Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine won the Costa First Novel Award and the British Book Awards Book of the Year.

Novelist Liam McIlvanney
Novelist Liam McIlvanney

Novelist Liam McIlvanney

Date: Monday 12 November 2018
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Venue: University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel
Speaker: Liam McIlvanney

Liam McIlvanney’s first book, Burns the Radical, won a Saltire Award. His novels include All the Colours of the Town, Where the Dead Men Go (winner of the 2014 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel) and The Quaker.

Television Co-Writers Simon Carlyle and Gregor Sharp
Television Co-Writers Simon Carlyle and Gregor Sharp

Television Co-Writers Simon Carlyle and Gregor Sharp

Date: Monday 19 November 2018
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Venue: University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel
Speaker: Simon Carlyle and Gregor Sharp

Simon Carlyle (Boy Meets Girl, Benidorm, Bad Education) and Gregor Sharp (No Holds Bard, Piano Lessons, Fran’s People) are co-writers and creators of BBC 2’s successful sit-com Two Doors Down, filmed in locations around Glasgow and at BBC Scotland’s Dumbarton studios.

Playwright, Screenwriter and Theatre Director Zinnie Harris
Playwright, Screenwriter and Theatre Director Zinnie Harris

Playwright, Screenwriter and Theatre Director Zinnie Harris

Date: Monday 26 November 2018
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Venue: University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel
Speaker: Zinnie Harris

Zinnie Harris is a playwright, screenwriter and theatre director.

Novelist Ann Cleeves
Novelist Ann Cleeves

Novelist Ann Cleeves

Date: Monday 3 December 2018
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Venue: University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel
Speaker: Ann Cleeves

Ann Cleeves is the author of over thirty critically acclaimed novels, and in 2017 was awarded the highest accolade in crime writing, the CWA Diamond Dagger.

Singer-Songwriter Karine Polwart
Singer-Songwriter Karine Polwart

Singer-Songwriter Karine Polwart

Date: Monday 10 December 2018
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Venue: University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel
Speaker: Karine Polwart

BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer Of The Year 2018, Karine Polwart is a multi-award-winning Scottish songwriter and musician, as well as a theatre maker, storyteller, spoken-word performer and published essayist.