FORA.tv Speaker - Alan Black

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Biography

Alan Black is a bartender by trade and co-founder of the Scottish Cultural and Arts Foundation in 1995.

In 1996, he produced the American premiere of the hit stage play version of Trainspotting. His involvement with the Scottish literary renaissance in the nineties allowed him to introduce to an American audience many of the new writers emerging as part of that influential wave. He has worked with major U.S. publishers in promoting writers at the Edinburgh Castle Pub in San Francisco.

In 1999, he was around for the formation of the annual Litquake Festival, San Francisco's biggest writers' festival. He sits on the Executive Committee of Litquake.

2 Programs

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06.01.10 | 01:01:44 min | 2 comments

David Henry Sterry: Telling & Selling Your Life Story

10.15.08 | 01:11:32 min | 0 comments