thi wurd’s first major literary event of 2023 takes place on April 21st at the iconic venue of Glasgow University Union, Debates Chamber.

(Glasgow University Union, Debates Chamber)

Since 2012, thi wurd has gained a reputation for putting on immersive nights of literature and music. Our last event, at Civic House in November 2022, was the sold-out launch of ‘Alternating Current’ our anthology of fiction, poetry & experimental writing, with special guest Bernard MacLaverty.

(thi wurd’s audience at Civic House in November 2022 for the launch of ‘Alternating Current’ – photograph by Eilidh McAllan)

This coming April, we’ll have a final promotional night for this ‘current’ publication, but this time featuring completely different readings from those presented at our last event. There will also be live music, curated playlists, film reels, stalls and special guests. The venue and the fact it’s a Friday night in Glasgow, will be the perfect backdrop for this literary occasion.

An important second strand to the evening will be a presentation of work from our recent collaboration with legendary Belgium journal, Deus Ex Machina, which was published in Brussels in December 2022. So look out for readings of poetry and fiction from this Brussels/Glasgow colab.

When you buy a ticket for a wurd event, you actively support indie publishing. All money goes back into running our project – a project that promotes the work of writers and artists across Scotland, the UK, and around the world.

Please join us on Friday April 21st for an evening of literature, music and visual art. Doors open at 7pm. Event starts 7.30pm, ends 10.30pm. Bar and music continue until 1am.

Keep an eye on this page for further details, as we update over the next few weeks.

(This listing takes place at an accessible venue. The venue will be fully seated.)