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QWPS presents: We Were Always Crazy, Freely Singing Queers

October 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Free – £8
A white person with short dark hair, a beard, glasses, and wearing a snow leopard santa hat grins, speaking into a microphone.

To mark the 30th anniversary of the first collection of Scottish lesbian and gay literature, And Thus Will I Freely Sing, we are bringing together queer writers from the original collection and across later generations for readings and chat. Featuring contributors to And Thus and its 1992 follow-up, The Crazy Jig, as well as recently published queer anthology, We Were Always Here. We will be joined by author, activist, and co-founder of Scotland’s original LGBT bookshop, Lavender Menace, Sigrid Nielsen, writer and activist, Jane Carnall, and writer and poet, April Hill. The discussion will be chaired by writer and co-editor of We Were Always Here, Ryan Vance.

In partnership with Queer Words Project Scotland and Category Is Books.

Tickets are priced on a sliding scale £0-£8 depending on what you can afford. To book, please use the button below.

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This event has an age recommendation of ages 15+.

If you would like to attend this event and require a BSL interpreter, please contact access@sqiff.org at least 2 weeks in advance.

Large print versions of handouts available.

Category Is Books has good access for wheelchair users and welcomes assistance animals. Please note there is no toilet at the venue. Nearest toilets, including an accessible toilet, are located at The Rum Shack, 300 feet from the venue.

Programme content notes will be available. Click here for a list of content notes for the 2019 Festival.

Comfy seating (bean bags) are available. If you would like to reserve this, please contact access@sqiff.org.

We have a limited travel fund to assist people to come to the Festival for those who could not otherwise afford to attend. If you would like to apply for this, please contact access@sqiff.org.


In order to make SQIFF more accessible to those on a low income, we use a sliding scale ticket price of £0-£8 for our events. You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof / ID, we just ask that you are honest! Our ticket sales go towards supporting the vital work of LGBTQ+ filmmakers, artists and organisers. If you have a free ticket and can no longer use it, please contact the relevant venue box office to let them know so it can be used by someone else. For more info on what you should pay, click here.


October 6, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free – £8
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Category Is Books
34 Allison Street
Glasgow, G42 8NN United Kingdom
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