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What People Have Said About Ten Writers Telling Lies

‘Ten Writers is that rare delight – an anthology so consistently good that you read every piece in order, without flicking through the pages in search of something more exhilarating.’
Zoë Strachan and Louise Welsh                              

‘Having been lucky enough to catch this show live I wasn’t sure if a book/CD would do it justice. It has… and here’s the proof.’
Dave Acari – Slide Guitarist & Songwriter

‘This inspired and inspiring collaborative project reminds us of the longstanding two-way traffic between music and the muse. What better duet can you get than the perfect harmony of songs and stories, lyrics and poetry, memory and melody?’
Willy Maley – Scottish literary critic, writer, University of Glasgow Professor of Renaissance Studies

‘Ten Writers is a creative treat for the mind and the soul. You can trust my opinion on this. I’m a writer. Now, I wouldn’t lie, would I?’                                                                                                                       Magi Gibson, First Makar of the City of Stirling.                                                                                                 

“Yet further proof, were it needed, of the ongoing vibrancy of Glasgow literature. The stories sing and soar, and these are definitely writers to watch. You read them here first, folks!”                                        Alan Bissett.   

‘A brilliant idea, magnificently executed.’
Victoria Gosling, Editor, The Reader Berlin (Author and Publishing Services)

‘Telling lies is an art form – morality clouded by beautiful adornment. Honestly.’
Stuart Cosgrove, Journalist, Author, Broadcaster      

Feedback from Booked! West Dunbartonshire Festival of Writing, 2017      

‘West Dunbartonshire Libraries were delighted to welcome Ten Writers Telling Lies to Dalmuir Library as part of our 2017 Booked! Festival. This was a very special event for us and our audience were enthralled by this unique collaboration between emerging writers and musicians. No-one was very sure about what to expect but the event was a great success with lots of very positive audience feedback

“Fantastic event to promote music and literature. Excellent entertainment”

“Really enjoyed 10 Writers Telling Lies. Great variety of talent. Looking forward to next one”

“A very entertaining afternoon with a happy display of home grown talent”

“Certainly something different & great fun A great way to introduce new writers & songs.”

“This could become a regular event at Booked!!!”

“What a great event, with a variety of talent”

“We really hope to work with this group again in the future!”

Ten Writers Telling Lies Book & CD launch

Performance Date: Thursday, 27 Apr 2017 – 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Ten Writers Telling Lies is a unique collaboration between a group of storytellers and poets, and the singer-songwriter Jim Byrne. The writers got together with Jim to create a collection of songs, poems and stories available as a book and accompanying CD.

Unlike other literary collections the writers involve harbour a dark secret.

The event will include readings by the writers, spoken word performances by the poets and live music by Jim Byrne and friends – playing the songs from Ten Writers Telling Lies.

The writers are Stephanie Brown, Pat Byrne, James Carson, Samina Chaudry, James Connarty, Pauline Lynch, Calum Maclean, Gillian Margaret Mayes, Micheal Norton and Stephen Watt.

Tickets £6  Ticket price redeemable against discounted CD/Book Purchase


(Ticket price is inclusive of ticket admin fee (£1.50) which will display at the checkout) (fee applicable to all tickets, including tickets bought on the day)

Cottiers Theatre, 93-95 Hyndland St, Glasgow G11 5PU

Cottiers Theatre

This is a seated event.  Tickets sold as General Admission (you will not be allocated a specific seat in the auditorium)

There will be one 30 minute interval

Please note, Cottiers’ box office is only manned when there is a performance in the venue.  For Box Office Collection, please wait until the day of performance.  Phone messages and emails are checked daily.

Sponsored by Taur Productions and Allied Contracts Limited.

Allied Capital


Ten Writers Telling Lies was Illustrated by Pam McDonald

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Ten Writers Telling Lies