The Significant Seven 2014

With less than a week to go until the next #SIG7 event at The Counting House, West Nicolson St. Edinburgh we’re getting quite excited and hope you are too.

As previously mentioned, we owe a great deal to Dickson Telfer who has been instrumental in getting all the other authors involved. But we must say a big thank you to The Counting House for hosting the event too.

Prior to the night we thought we should give you a bit more information about each of the authors going so you can think of some awkward questions to ask them! (only joking) But give you an idea about who is going and what makes them tick.

Vicki Jarrett

Vicki Jarrett is a novelist based in Edinburgh. Her debut novel Nothing is Heavy was published by Linen Press in 2012 before going on to be shortlisted for the Saltire First Book of the Year in 2021. Vicki featured in our first #SIG7 event last year, and is appearing at 10Red at The Persevere, Leith, Edinburgh on March 5th.


Twitter: @shinola32

Graham Fulton

Graham Fulton lives in Paisley and has been writing poetry since 1987.   He was one of the editors of West Coast Magazine in the 1990s. His poems have been widely published in Europe and the USA, and his many collections include Humouring the Iron Bar Man (Polygon), This (Rebel Inc), Ritual Soup and other liquids (Mariscat), Open Plan (Smokestack Books), Full Scottish Breakfast (Red Squirrel Press) and Reclaimed Land (The Grimsay Press). A new major collection called One Day in the Life of Jimmy Denisovich is to be published in 2014 by Smokestack Books. He’s been awarded 3 Scottish Arts Council bursaries, and has read his poems live from Barlinnie Prison in Glasgow to Los Angeles in America. He runs Controlled Explosion Press.  


Twitter: @GJFulton

Allan Wilson

Allan Wilson is from Glasgow. His short story collection Wasted in Love was shortlisted for the Scottish Book of the Year 2012. He was awarded a Dewar Arts Award in 2012 in order to work on his first novel, Meat.


Twitter: @mrallanwilson

Rachel McCrum

Rachel landed in Edinburgh in the spring of 2010. Originally from a small seaside town called Donaghadee in Northern Ireland, she has lived in Oxford, New Zealand, Belfast, Manchester and found writing, poetry and literature to be the one constant in a number of careers. In Edinburgh she joined the Inky Fingers Collective, then operating out of the Forest Cafe in Bristo Place, and a love affair with spoken word was quickly embarked upon.


Twitter: @RallyAndBroad

Dickson Telfer

Dickson Telfer is an author and performer based in Falkirk. He has performed at the Edinburgh Festival, receiving great reviews and his debut title, The Red Man Turns to Green has been well received since launching in June 2013.


Twitter: @DicksonTelfer

Alan Bissett

Alan is currently working on a number of projects. A film version of Boyracers is in development with Hopscotch Productions, after receiving Creative Scotland funding; a BBC version of The Moira Monologues is being scripted; and he is working on a show, Nikki and the Gang, for Youth Musical Theatre UK. He wrote and performed Ban This Filth in 2013 and is now working on The Pure, the Dead and The Brilliant..


Twitter: @alanbissett

Samuel Best

Samuel Best is a writer based in Glasgow and runs Octavius, a literary magazine for students studying in Scotland.

Samuel’s short stories have been published in a variety of magazines and he has performed at spoken word nights and book festivals across Scotland. He has taught at secondary schols in Cumbernauld and Linlithgow, as well as The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.


Twitter: @spbbest

As you can see, the upcoming #SIG7 has a fantastic line-up, all great names who are making waves in Scotland’s literary and/or performing scene.

We hope you can attend and look forward to a great night!

The Significant Seven are performing at The Counting House, West Nicolson St, Edinburgh on Thursday 6 March at 19.30.

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