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 we plan to put on a second event later in the year to mark the publication of Issue 4. I’d like to thank every single person who has signed up. We’re going to have a brilliant night.

The evening will feature readings of fiction, non-fiction and poetry from contributors, as well as readings of new work from future contributors. There will be a discussion of the artwork in Issue 4, and we’ll talk about our future plans and new focus, including the many ways in which writers can contribute to our publications.

Prior to the pandemic, thi wurd was well-known for producing events centred upon literary art and music. At these events we presented writers, musician and artists and showcased their work. The events were also spaces where we sold our books and magazines. Currently, we’re looking forward to the return of live events. But in the last year we’ve put on many online readings, and in the process honed our ability to put on memorable nights in this format.

Issue 4 was two years in the making and features a major interview with artist Rachel Maclean and a brilliant essay by writer Duncan McLean. There are 20 pieces of new fiction, plus poetry and essays. The magazine is illustrated throughout with original artwork, and in collaboration with the artist Kate McAllan, we have specially designed prints, postcards and tote bags available to buy on our website. From the ‘indie’ aesthetic of the cover, to experimental fiction and poetry, and to the essays on artists such as Frightened Rabbit and Stockholm Monsters, this is by far our most ambitious work.

See you on Friday April 2nd at 7pm.