Guest Post: Shannon MacGregor on the Glasgow Scene

Katie Ailes

Hello all! I’m delighted to feature another guest post on the website today, this time from the incredibly talented Glasgow-based spoken word artist Shannon MacGregor. Shannon came onto the scene like a thunderbolt in 2015, wowing crowds with her sharply written and dynamically delivered work. She recently represented Team Glasgow at the 2017 UK UniSlam. In addition to being an inspiring poet and performer, Shannon also supports the scene by co-organising Aloud, the poetry open mic at the University of Glasgow.

Here, Shannon shares some insights on her experiences being an artist in the Glasgow spoken word scene. Enjoy! 

Photo credit: Perry Jonsson. Photo credit: Perry Jonsson.

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Mistakes

Bright, shiny objects!

It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others. Not every life can be a success, just like not every vessel can be seaworthy. But there’s no shame in being one spectacular shipwreck. (Actually, there is. But we’re not going to kick you while you’re down, Edmund Fitzgerald.) PERFECT FOR: Titanic enthusiasts Titanic film enthusiasts who were unaware that the Titanic was a real thing Clive Cussler groupies Disaffected college students

Source: Mistakes – Despair, Inc.

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Welcome to America

No Talent For Certainty

My friend, I know you’ve longed to see
The promise of the golden door:
To ply your art, expand your heart,
And live a life of “more” —

So welcome to America:
There’s much that’s sort of died, but still,
There’s some remain to welcome you
For someone always
Will

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Filmes eternos: iniciações

Poesias de Mãos que Sentem

TELA GRANDE

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duas cores

muitas cores

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silêncios

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MEU CINEMA PARADISO ETERNO

Quando nos reunimos presencialmente (ou virtualmente), além de canções -se alguém estiver com um violão- falamos de filmes. Tanto canções quanto filmes têm a propriedade de nos remeter a mundos muito além daquele em que vivemos. Vejo a moçada nas redes sociais hoje se emocionando em amor, raiva, ódio pelas séries americanas, pelos filmes a que assistem na Netflix… Sou do tempo da tela grande, do frenesi das estreias, das filas na porta dos cinemas de rua, dos debates pós-filmes, das resenhas, do café na saída da exibição e ali a conversa por horas sobre aqueles belos filmes a que assistíamos.

Quando o cinema fez 100 anos, fiz com meus alunos do Colégio Galileu Galilei, nível médio,  em São Paulo, um belo projeto sobre filmes-…

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