Guest Reader Series 2021 – Bernard MacLaverty

Guest Reader Series 2021 - Bernard MacLaverty

Date(s) - Wed 2nd Jun, 2021
7:30pm - 8:30pm

Online reading and conversation: On Short Stories with Bernard MacLaverty
In this one-hour session delivered via Zoom, Bernard MacLaverty will read from ‘The Clinic’ from Matters of Life and Death and his Collected Stories. Writer and tutor of Moniack Mhor Online: Short Story, AL Kennedy will join Bernard in conversation after his reading and there will be time for a short online discussion with the audience.

Bernard MacLaverty was born in Belfast but now lives in Glasgow. He has written five books of short stories (a 6th book of stories ‘ Blank Pages’ is due in August)  and five novels – Lamb, Cal, Grace Notes (short listed for the Booker Prize), The Anatomy School and Midwinter Break ( Irish Novel of the Year 2017, Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards 2018 Best Writer) . He has written versions of his fiction for other media – radio and television plays, libretti and screenplays.

A.L. Kennedy has won a variety of UK and international book awards, including a Lannan Award, The Costa Prize, The Heinrich Heine Preis, The Somerset Maugham Award and The John Llewellyn Rees Prize. She has twice been included on the Granta Best of Young British Novelists list. She has written nine novels, six short-story collections, three books of non-fiction and three books for children.

We are running this as a ‘pay as you can’ event. Please see our booking options below.


This course is now fully booked. Please contact us on or 01463 741 675 to be added to the waiting list.

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