Events

New publication: Earthly Rewards

It’s exciting to announce our greatest and most thrilling publication to date… Earthly Rewards is published by thi wurd on 13th May 2024. Copies will be available ahead of this date at our live literary event ‘thi wurd presents Earthly Rewards’ on Friday 10th May 2024 at Glasgow University Union. Doors open 7pm, event starts […]

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10 Techniques for Fiction Writers

10 TECHNIQUES FOR FICTION WRITERS (Day School) 1.30-5.30pm (with breaks) Sat 29th June 2024 Glasgow Join us for this discussion of 10 literary techniques that can be employed in multiple ways to create better short stories and novels. Using examples from a range of published fiction and through in-class writing tasks, we’ll develop new thoughts […]

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Reading Short Stories, Writing Short Stories

Reading Short Stories/Writing Short Stories, Day School Date: Saturday 2nd December 2023. Time: 1.30pm–5.30pm. Venue: west end of Glasgow (TBC). Format: in-person, seminar discussion with writing tasks attempted in class. Number of participants: Limited to 22 places maximum. Tutor: Alan McMunnigall. SOLD OUT (Please email editior@thi-wurd.com about our waiting lists for classes.) The primary aim […]

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Live Literary Event, Glasgow, Sat 14 Oct 2023

Click for tickets here On Saturday 14th October, 7pm till late, thi wurd presents its second major literary event of 2023. This takes place at 'The Dining Hall' in Glasgow University Union. The night will feature readings of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. There will be live music, screenings, curated playlists, film reels, stalls, visual art [...]
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Literary Event at Glasgow University Union, 21 April 2023

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE thi wurd’s first major literary event of 2023 takes place on Fri 21 April at the iconic venue of Glasgow University Union, Debates Chamber. All money raised will go towards our next publications. (Glasgow University Union) Since 2012, thi wurd has gained a reputation for putting on immersive nights of literature and [...]
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What’s Happening at thi wurd (autumn/winter 22)

    For a number of reasons autumn/winter 2022 is an extremely exciting time for us. This November we celebrate 10 years of indie publishing. In the same month we also publish our new anthology of fiction, poetry and experimental writing, entitled ‘Alternating Current’, a book that is the culmination of 15 months of work. […]

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Coney Island Baby (online event)

Online Event ‘Coney Island Baby’ Thursday 18th August, 2022, 7-9pm This Thursday we make a return to online literary events with a night entitled ‘Coney Island Baby’. It’s a chance for our three writing groups to come together, but also an opportunity for a couple of other writers to join us. The task is to [...]
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107 Word Short Stories (PART 3 of 3)

Our event ‘107 word short story’ took place on Thursday 24th March 2022. It brought together 36 writers who read stories of exactly 107 words in length. It was an intriguing task with no set theme or guidelines other than the length. What could be done in such a short form? What narrative structures might […]

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107 Word Short Stories (PART 2 OF 3)

Our event ‘107 word short story’ took place on Thursday 24th March 2022. It brought together 36 writers who read stories of exactly 107 words in length. It was an intriguing task with no set theme or guidelines other than the length. What could be done in such a short form? What narrative structures might […]

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107 Word Short Stories (PART 1 OF 3)

INTRODUCTION Our event ‘107 word short story’ took place on Thursday 24th March 2022. It brought together 36 writers who read stories of exactly 107 words in length. It was an intriguing task with no set theme or guidelines other than the length. What could be done in such a short form? What narrative structures […]

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107 Word Short Story (Event)

Our online event ‘107 Word Short Story’ takes place on Thursday 24th March 7-9pm (UK time). It will feature around 30 writers, each reading stories of 107 words in length. Selections of the best of these may feature in a forthcoming publication from thi wurd. If you’re a writer and would like to take part, [...]
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Winterlude // Winterlong

WINTERLUDE // WINTERLONG – An Online Event from thi wurd, December 8th 2021   thi wurd’s final online event of 2021 will take place on Wednesday 8th December, 7-9pm (UK time). We’re looking for writers to compose two very short stories, each to be read aloud in under a minute. In the first part of the [...]
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Summer Days Are Gone

SUMMER DAYS ARE GONE (EVENT) – Thursday 9th September, 2021, 7-9pm “No-one could be as blue as I was in the fall” On Thursday 9th Sept, 2021, 7-9pm (BST) thi wurd will present a small event to mark the end of our summer writing classes. The event will involve composing a short piece that responds [...]
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Classic 45rpm Fiction Nights

Over the years thi wurd has put on many music/fiction nights. Since 2020 these have been taking place on Zoom. In the past they’ve been open to writers from thi wurd’s writing groups & classes, but in 2021 we’re opening these up to other people who might want to come along. On Thursday 13th May 7.30pm-9.30pm, […]

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Launch Event for Issue 4

On Friday, April 2nd 7-9pm (UK time) the official launch of thi wurd Magazine, Issue 4 will take place. The event is limited to 100 people and is sold out. (We do have a waiting list, so please sign up as spaces may become available.) But don’t worry if you’ve missed out this time as […]

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Short Story Tribute Night: Free Love by Ali Smith

Over the years thi wurd has put on many ‘Short Story Tribute Nights’ and after a long break the nights return on Friday 5th March, 2021, 7-9pm. Our chosen short story will be Free Love by Ali Smith from the 1995 collection Free Love and Other Stories.  How to Take Part Read the short story Free Love by […]

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Classic Album Fiction Nights

Over the years thi wurd has put on many ‘Classic Album Fiction Nights’. Since 2020 these have been taking place on Zoom. In the past they’ve been open to writers from thi wurd’s writing groups & classes, but in 2021 we’re opening these up to anyone who wants to come along. On Friday 5th February […]

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