Thursday, 10 March 2016

Breaking News - from Bloody Scotland William McIlvanney : Memorial Service

William McIlvanney : Memorial Service
3pm Saturday 2 April 2016

A memorial service to celebrate the life and writing of William McIlvanney (1936-2015) will be held at 3pm on Saturday 2 April at Bute Hall, University of Glasgow, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ.

Tributes will include Allan Massie talking about William’s literary achievements; Val McDermid on his crime writing; Ali Smith remembering him as a creative writing teacher, Francis Bickmore of Canongate describing the republication of his books, and Hugh MacDonald reflecting on William as a journalist. The service will be introduced by William’s longtime friend Ruth Wishart, and there will also be readings by actor David Hayman, contributions from his daughter Siobhan McIlvanney and his brother Hugh McIlvanney, and songs from Sheena Wellington

Everyone is welcome to attend.

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