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Below is a selection of pictures from the words 2008 exhibition, which took place in the Moir Room at the Mitchell Library, Glasgow from 9-13 September 2008

words 2008 took place at the Mitchell Library, Glasgow from 9-13 Sept 2008

words 2008 took place at the Mitchell Library, Glasgow from 9-13 Sept 2008

words 2008 combined a variety of elements, including film, an art installation, writers-in-residence and workshops

words 2008 combined a variety of elements, including film, an art installation, writers-in-residence and workshops

In the blink of an eye, an art installation, was created specially for words 2008 by public artist Nicola Atkinson

In the blink of an eye, an art installation, was created specially for words 2008 by public artist Nicola Atkinson

In the blink of an eye was based on drawings inspired by stories in the new short story collection Let's Pretend

For the installation, Nicola made drawings inspired by stories in the new short story collection Let's Pretend

The drawings were displayed on the floor in the entranceway to the exhibition

The drawings were displayed on the floor in the entranceway to the exhibition

Let's Pretend contains 37 stories about (in)fidelity from writers currently on the Creative Writing MLitt at Glasgow University

Let's Pretend contains 37 stories about (in)fidelity from writers currently on the Creative Writing MLitt at Glasgow University

Former BBC producer Susan Kemp created a half-hour documentary film for words 2008

Former BBC producer Susan Kemp created a half-hour documentary film for words 2008

The film featured writers from the Creative Writing MLitt at Glasgow University talking about their writing and reading from their work

The film featured writers from the Creative Writing MLitt at Glasgow University talking about their writing and reading from their work

Nearly 100 people attended the free daily prose and poetry workshops that took place during words 2008

Nearly 100 people attended the free daily prose and poetry workshops that took place during words 2008

Paper and pens were provided, but some workshop leaders preferred other media

Paper and pens were provided, but some workshop leaders preferred to use other media

Writers-in-residence composed on-site during the exhibition...

Writers-in-residence composed on-site during the exhibition...

...and were available for consultation

...and were available for consultation

One writer-in-residence slot was filled by a trio of writers who created their own installation

One writer-in-residence slot was filled by a trio of writers who created their own installation

Visitors could browse through unpublished work by new writers on the Glasgow Creative Writing MLitt in the reading rooms

Visitors browsed through unpublished work by new writers on the Glasgow Creative Writing MLitt in the reading rooms...

...and wrote their own material in the writing room, where there was a noticeboard to display the work

...and wrote their own material in the writing room, where there was a noticeboard to display the work

An evening panel discussion on the craft of writing featured Tom Leonard, Anne Donovan, Cynithia Rodgerson, Alan Riach, Kei Miller and Michael Schmidt

An evening panel discussion on the craft of writing featured Tom Leonard, Anne Donovan, Cynithia Rogerson, Alan Riach, Kei Miller and Michael Schmidt

The panel discussion was preceded by a whisky tasting hosted by Isle of Jura distillery, the only whisky distillery on the Hebridean island of Jura

The panel discussion was preceded by a whisky tasting hosted by Isle of Jura distillery, the only whisky distillery on the Hebridean island of Jura

writers-in-residence and workshop participants read new work at readings that took place each day at 4pm

writers-in-residence and workshop participants read new work at readings that took place each day at 4pm

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