On Saturday 26th November 2022, we present our biggest ever live event. It takes place at Civic House, Glasgow, featuring literary readings, live music, visual art, film reels, curated playlists and stalls selling books and artworks.

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Alternating Current

During the evening, we’ll celebrate two landmark events for thi wurd: firstly, the publication of ‘Alternating Current’ our new anthology of fiction, poetry & experimental writing. Fifteen months in the making, it’s our most ambitious and expansive work to date. It comprises 38 pieces of literary fiction and involves an exciting collaboration with internationally-renowned painters Andrew Cranston and Lorna Robertson. On the night, we’ll present readings from this ground-breaking new work. The book will also be on sale, ahead of its official publication two days later.

10 Years of Publications

At the same event, we’ll celebrate 10 years of indie publishing from thi wurd. Recently I glanced at an old diary and discovered that 26th November 2012 was the day we received the very first copies of thi wurd Magazine Issue 1 from the printer. This moment marked our evolution into a small publisher (previously we’d been a platform for writing classes and live events). The 10th anniversary gives us a chance to look back on a decade of publications. Watch out for writers and artists who’ve contributed to our magazines, anthologies and events over the years.

Our Special Guest

(Image by Jude MacLaverty)

Our special guest will be writer Bernard MacLaverty who’ll read from his work. His latest collection ‘Blank Pages and Other Stories’ (2021) is a must-read book that adds to an incredible body of work, which includes five previous story collections and five novels. If you haven’t read this collection yet, I’d recommend you get a copy as soon as possible.

In 2006, when MacLaverty published his collection ‘Matters of Life & Death and Other Stories’, it felt to many of us like the pinnacle of his illustrious writing career. But after the incredible high points of his recent novel ‘Midwinter Break’ (2017) and ‘Blank Pages and Other Stories’, it’s wiser to say that MacLaverty is a writer who continues to evolve and surprise – a writer at the very top of his game. So, don’t miss a great opportunity to hear this wonderful public reader in front of a large and appreciative audience. And what better place than Glasgow on a Saturday night?

A Community of Writers & Artists

That’s the details. Get ready for a night of literature, visual art and live music. thi wurd is a community of writers and artists where everyone is welcome. People will be travelling from across the UK, Ireland, Europe, the USA and beyond to be there. Everyone will get a warm welcome, and we’ll have a bar and exhibition space with lots happening.

We hope you can make it to Glasgow on 26th November to join us at Civic House, 26 Civic Street, Glasgow G4 9SH (close to Cowcaddens Underground station). We’re expecting a big crowd and a fantastic atmosphere.

Be there if you can.