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Chris McQueer: Hings, the Edinburgh Book Launch

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'HILARIOUSLY SURREAL SNAPSHOTS OF WORKING CLASS SCOTLAND. LIMMY MEETS IRVINE WELSH.' – EWAN DENNY, LINK & LORNE

From the streets of working class Scotland, and on occasion, a little beyond our solar system, comes one of the country's most hilarious debut writers. Putting surreal and witty twists on the everyday, Chris McQueer creates recognisable characters you will love and want to avoid like the plague. He caught folks' imagination on Medium with his stories, had rooms howling with laughter on the spoken word circuit, and now it's time to put Chris McQueer on the page.

Already got your copy of Hings? Book a free ticket via Eventbrite. Not got a copy of Hings? Book a £3 ticket, also via Eventbrite, and enjoy a discounted £5 copy of Chris’ debut.

Launch in collaboration with Saboteur Award winning spoken word night Interrobang, with guest performances from:

SAM SMALL is a poet from Glasgow, host of Poetry at Inn Deep and co-founder of The High Flight Fanzine. His first collection of poetry, Pure Toilet, was published by Speculative Books - out 14/06/17.

LEYLA JOSEPHINE is a spoken word artist and performance maker. She won The UK National Slam (Hammer and Tongue), Rally and Broad's Cultural Commonwealth Slam, The 'Golden Gun' at Bang Said The Gun, and Loud Poets 2017 Grand Slam. Leyla is working on her show 'Hopeless', debuting at Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival this August.

ROSS MCCLEARY is a writer, performer, and organiser. His work has recently appeared in pushing out the boat, riddled with arrows, and five2one. He believes in repetition and that the song All Rise by Blue is set in an authoritarian police state. Buy his Saboteur Award shortlisted book.

JEN MCGREGOR is an Edinburgh-dwelling Dundonian raised by Glaswegians. Her plays have appeared at the Piccolo Theatre in Milan, the Traverse, and the Festival Castel dei Mondi. She has been published by New Writing Scotland, Bare Fiction, and 404 Ink.

MARTIN GERAGHTY is a forty-something from Glasgow who has only been writing for a year. Inspired by a Chris’ reading of Shiftswap, he began writing short stories which he has performed at Inky Fingers and a Federation of Scottish Writers Event at Aye Write Festival.

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