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Crime Night at the Workspace

  • Woodlands Workspace 66 Ashley Street Glasgow United Kingdom (map)

Join us for Crime Night at the Workspace with authors Jackie McLean and Ian Skewis.

Ian Skewis is an author, editor, audiobook narrator and moderator of literary events. His debut novel, A Murder Of Crows became an Amazon No.1 Bestseller and was long listed for the Guardian’s Not the Booker Prize and won the Gold Acorn Award for Best Audiobook of 2018. He is currently working on his second book. He has flirted with Celia Imrie, chatted to Jude Law whilst scantily clad as a gay sailor and toured Oslo, Helsinki and St Petersburg with international author Kate Atkinson.

Jackie McLean lives in Glasgow and has a varied background, including being a government economist, a political lobbyist, and running a pet shop in Glasgow’s Southside (ask her anything about pets). She currently works with East Ayrshire Council, where until recently her job involved frequent visits to Kilmarnock Prison.

Toxic is her first crime novel, introducing DI Donna Davenport, and was shortlisted in the Yeovil Literary Prize before publication by ThunderPoint Publishing Ltd.
The sequel, Shadows, was published in October 2017, and
Her third book in the DI Davenport series (Run) will be published in October 2019.

Jackie has appeared at crime writing festivals Newcastle Noir, Crime at the Castle and Literally @ Newbattle, and regularly appears at Noir at the Bar events (including Edinburgh, Newcastle, Dundee and Dunfermline). She also forms part of the Dangerous Dames and Murder & Mayhem along with a number of other crime writers, and has appeared at events in libraries and bookstores across Scotland as part of these.

Until recently, Jackie ran the writing group at Waterstones Braehead, and has also run creative writing sessions with the men in Kilmarnock Prison.

Earlier Event: November 18
Woodlands Community Cafe
Later Event: November 20
Community Garden Volunteer Session