Gliterary Lunches > About

Gliterary Lunches first launched in 2006. Sisters, Sibh & Beth wanted to bring together their favourite things and share them with like-minded people.

Always keen readers, both joined book clubs when their children were small. They quickly realised that not only were these gatherings great fun, they opened the door to new friendships and introduced them to new writers. It was noticeable too, that nearly all the members were women and that this seemed to be the pattern elsewhere. When a friend made a throw away comment about how hard it was to entertain female clients, an idea started to form.

Sibh had worked for London publishers and developed a career in marketing. Beth was a PR specialist with extensive experience in managing events. Together they mobilised their contacts and harnessed the enthusiastic support of friends to create the first Gliterary Lunch in Edinburgh at the Jam House featuring Orange Prize listed Jill Dawson and Whitebread Prize judge Mary Loudon. 120 people attended.

Several years on Gliterary Lunches has hosted over 80 sell out events in several cities across the UK, featuring some of our best contemporary writers. We are grateful to our loyal, regular attendees and love welcoming the new faces we see at each event.

Great books, lovely food, interesting venues, interesting people – and of course, a glass or two of fizz remain the vital ingredients of a Gliterary Lunch.

Our Team

Gliterary Lunches prides itself on its attention to detail and its desire to give guests a fabulous experience. On the day of the event you will be met by Beth and Sibh and our Gliterary assistants who will do all they can to make sure your day is enjoyable.

We are fortunate to work with a number of excellent Chairs who ensure that the programme runs smoothly and to time. Regular faces include author, Karen Campbell, journalist Kirsty McLuckie and literary critic Nicolette Jones.