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Open Mic and magazine launch!

6 Nov

microphoneThis Tuesday, 7th November, don’t miss the launch of the latest edition of the Creative Writing student magazine, Show, Don’t Tell. Issue 12 is hot off the press and free to everyone who comes along to Smokey Joe’s Cafe at 7:30pm on Tuesday. That’s already pretty exciting, but in addition to grabbing a copy of the new issue, you can celebrate the launch with the open mic night being held in conjunction with the LGBT+ society. If you need inspiration, the theme is diversity and inclusion, but readings and performances on other themes are welcome too. What a night! Be present or be a pheasant!


Show, Don’t Tell – Launch party tonight!

14 Mar

Show don't tell 11The new issue of Show, Don’t Tell is hot off the press and ready to launch! Come break a bottle across the bow at Smokey Joe’s from 7pm tonight, Tuesday 14th March.

This new issue contains an interview with dramatic writing lecturer Senja Andrejevic-Bullock, tips for the Easter holidays, great flash fiction and poetry, plus the indispensable advice of agony aunt Martin Randall. They say:

It’s activity week, so you won’t have an early lecture tomorrow nor a late lecture today. Good times.

See you there!

Show, Don’t Tell – launch party!

27 Jan

Welcome back, everyone! We hope you had a brilliant festive break. Dry January is dead, yo, so what better way to celebrate returning to uni than joining Mathias and the team for the launch of another brilliant issue of our Creative Writing magazine? The launch will be on Tuesday 31st January, 7pm at Smokey Joe’s. They say:

Come along to the launch of our magazine Show Don’t Tell issue #10. First one with Mathias as solo editor. Lots of great contributions were made. In this issue you can read an interview with Miranda Walker, a brawl between the genres, and articles about the world wide web, writing spaces, and much much more. We will also reveal the winner of our sexiest author vote from Show Don’t Tell #9, and there might be a few speeches. As always Smokey Joe’s will provide plenty of delicious treats, food, drinks and milkshakes!

See you there!


Show, Don’t Tell Launch this Tuesday: An essential pre-Easter party!

4 Mar

8 CoverDon’t miss the last magazine launch of the year, with free copies of the magazine and student deals on food and drinks. It’s at Smokey Joe’s this Tuesday, and it’s going to be awesome, and it’s extra special because it’s the last magazine produced by Charl & Ash.

Charl and Ash have done amazing things with Show, Don’t Tell, and this is a chance to thank them for all their work while toasting the future of the magazine.

The evening will also feature a fun book swap. To take part, simply wrap up a book, write some keywords about it and bring it to the launch! You’ll get a ticket you can use to swap it for another book.

They’ll also be introducing the new editor of Show Don’t Tell and there will be some fun wordy games. It starts at 7:30, at Smokey Joe’s on 16 Bennington Street, on Tuesday 8th March.

See you there!

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Show Don’t Tell Issue 6 Launch

5 Oct

Launch Poster 6For those who haven’t heard about it (and who hasn’t?!) Show Don’t Tell is the UoG Creative Writing society magazine, by the students and for the students.  Begun last year, it has become a barnstorming success, so we’re incredibly excited to announce the forthcoming release of Issue 6.  This special edition has a Freshers focus, and includes tips on the town, its bookshops, and the Lit Fest, as well as an interview with new UoG Creative Writing Lecturer, Dr. Lania Knight.  Come on out to join the celebrations at the launch tomorrow night, on Tuesday Oct. 6th.  Things start up at Smokey Joe’s at 7.30 p.m.  See you all there!


Creative Writing Society autumn events!

28 Sep

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Tuesday 14th April – TWO great events!

9 Apr
Image by Paul Brigham of One Way Stock. Click the image for more of his work.

Image by Paul Brigham of One Way Stock. Click the image for more of his work.

Creative Writing events… You wait all Easter for one and then two come along at once. This Tuesday all associated  with Creative Writing at UoG face a dizzying choice. Here’s what’s on:

First off, there’s the launch party for Issue 5 of the wonderful Show, Don’t Tell magazine. It kicks off at 8pm at Yates’s, so come along for drinks, free copies of the magazine and the possibility of more news concerning the Randall Scandal. That’s hard to resist.

But equally tempting is the Open Mic night, happening simultaneously, about half a mile away, at the Frog and Fiddle. It kicks off at 7:30 for you to perform your poetry, prose, or drama.

Whether you attend the launch, the open mic, or a bit of both, we hope you have a great night 🙂

Launch party for issue 4 of Show, Don’t Tell

23 Feb

Show dont tell launchTomorrow night (Tuesday 24th February) we’ll be celebrating the launch of the new issue of the brilliant Creative Writing student magazine Show, Don’t Tell. Everyone is welcome to join us raising a glass to the new issue. You can pick up a copy for free and, who knows, this might be the night that Randall finally gets on the pole. If you haven’t been to one of these launches before then be sure not to miss this one – it promises to be a lot of fun. It starts from 8pm at Yates on Tuesday 24th February. See you there!

Show Don’t Tell Issue 3 Launch!

17 Jan

Show Don't Tell CoverTo ring in the new year, and kickstart Semester Two, the Show Don’t Tell team are launching their highly anticipated 3rd issue.  Much of the content is still being kept under wraps, but rumours abound.  There is allegedly more writing tips, thoughts on flash fiction, help with writing dissertations, the latest in the series of interviews with your writing tutors, and the submission call for this year’s Compass anthology.  It’s shaping up to be even better than the previous issues (if that’s possible) and the team would love to see you at Yates’s for the launch on Tuesday, January 20th, at 8 p.m.  In the meantime, check out the editor’s brilliant video preview.

‘Show Don’t Tell’ Launch

13 Oct

issue 1 coverA hardworking collective of UoG Creative Writing students, led by Charl Harrison, have come up with a brilliant concept: a Creative Writing magazine by the students, for the students. The result of many weeks of brainstorming, development, and production is the first issue of Show Don’t Tell, which will be officially launched Tuesday October 14th at Yates’s, from 8 p.m. An electronic version is already available online, with book reviews, writing tips for freshers, and Davy Evans’s in-depth interview with Dr. Martin Randall. Rumour has it that hard copies will be available on the night – so come along and celebrate this new creative endeavour.