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Book Week Scotland 2015 Monday 23 – Sunday 29 November 2015

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Hundreds of events throughout the country during Book Week Scotland!

Some events in Glasgow for adults and children

See all events in Glasgow

Events at Aye Write include:

Notes of a Newsman Mitchell Theatre with John MacKay 25 November, 2015

Assault and Vinegar v Assault and Sauce, Mitchell Theatre, 26 November with Caro Ramsay and Neil Broadfoot

Getting More Out of the Poems We Read and Write

348 Hillhead Library, Byres Road, Glasgow G12
Free, ticketed
Adults
Sunday 29 November 2015
14:00 - 16:00

What, if anything, do all really good poems have in common? How best can we excavate familiar, old poems and explore less well known, new ones? Where do excellent poems come from and where do they go, to grow and help US grow? Why must technique be thought of as content and vice versa? Which poets could YOU be reading? When should we simply give up on a poem we are trying to analyse or compose? Have some fruitful fun while finding out with acclaimed poet and renowned teacher, FWS patron, Donny O'Rourke.

Leugh Le Linda

Òrain, sgeulachdan is spòrs sa Ghàidhlig le Linda airson clann aois 3-5 agus am pàrantan. Songs, stories and fun in Gaelic for children aged 3-5 and their parents.

32 Mansfield Street, Partick, G11 5QP

Emily Dodd presents The Grouse and the Mouse: A Scottish Highland Story

Keith Court, Glasgow

Free, ticketed

Saturday 28 November 2015

15:00 - 16:00

Enjoy stories about the grouse and the mouse Presented by the author, Emily Dodd, herself we will find out all about the animals and what they get up to. The Grouse and the Mouse is Emily Dodd's latest publication, following the success of Can't-Dance-Cameron. All welcome, ideal for ages 3-6.

Children's Bookshop

52 Keith Court, G11 6QW

The Language Hub children's bookshop

Booking information:

To Register your attendance please call 0141 258 2700 or 07505144476 or send e-mail to: info@thelangaugehub.co.uk or just pop in to the shop.

Event type:

Storytelling Event, Workshop, Bookshop Event, Scottish authors

Follow the Midgie! Stories and picture with Rebecca Colby and Kate McLelland

Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

Free, unticketed (turn up on the day before event start)

Saturday 28 November 2015

13:00 - 15:00

Join author Rebecca Colby and illustrator Kate McLelland for a fun afternoon of drawing and storytelling with their bestselling book There Was A Wee Lassie Who Swallowed a Midgie! Follow the pesky midgie on a treasure hunt around the store, learn to draw Kate's fun characters and find out what the hungry Wee Lassie swallowed next!

Waterstones, 153-157 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3EW

Events in local libraries in and around Glasgow

Jellyfish - Janice Galloway's Scintillating Short Story Collection
Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire
Free, ticketed
Adults
Monday 23 November 2015
19:30 - 21:30

It’s fantastic to have Janice Galloway back at West Dunbartonshire. Janice is one of the most acclaimed contemporary Scottish writers, first coming to attention with her astonishing debut novel The Trick is to Keep Breathing. Her memoir This is not about Me was also highly acclaimed and it received the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust non-fiction Book of the year award. She will read from and discuss her latest book, Jellyfish, which is a collection of short stories covering topics such as love and raising children. Janice is a consummate performer and this will be a real treat. There will be the opportunity to ask her questions and as ever we will be providing refreshments to round off the evening.
Venue:
Dumbarton Library
Dumbarton
Strathleven Place
Dumbarton
G82 1BA

Urban Noir Showcase with Arne Dahl, Eva Dolan & Stuart Neville
Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire
Free, ticketed
Adults
Tuesday 24 November 2015
12:30 - 14:30

Hailing from Stockholm, Belfast and Peterborough, join crime novelists Arne Dahl, Stuart Neville and Eva Dolan as they discuss the contemporary anxieties they explore in their works of urban crime fiction. Their novels tackle a range of urgent, hot-button issues from immigration, terrorism and the fate of refugees to the effects of violence on those left behind. These three celebrated writers will share their inspirations, reveal their writing secrets and answer your questions in a lively discussion.

Dumbarton Library
Dumbarton
Strathleven Place
Dumbarton
G82 1BA

Details of event

Journey Back to A Petrol Scented Spring with Ajay Close
Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire
Free, ticketed
Adults
Friday 27 November 2015
19:30 - 21:30

The release of the major new film Suffragette has seen renewed interest in these feminist pioneers. Everyone has heard of the Pankhursts and Emily Wilding Davison throwing herself under the hooves of the King’s racehorse, but how many people know Scotland has its own sensational suffragette story? Perthshire-based novelist Ajay Close has researched the facts and used them in her new novel. A Petrol Scented Spring focuses on the hard core of militant Scottish suffragettes prepared to fight for the vote with any weapon to hand. Ajay will talk about these women, the buildings they bombed and burned, their hunger strike in Perth Jail, and their battle with the prison doctor who force fed them.
Venue:
Clydebank Library
Clydebank
Dumbarton Road
Clydebank
G81 1XH

Details of event

Meet Kirkland Ciccone
Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire
Free, unticketed
Children
Friday 27 November 2015
11:00 - 12:00

Kirkland Ciccone is an exciting, emerging Scottish author of young adult fiction. He has two novels under his belt - Endless Empress and Conjuring the Infinite - and will be chatting about writing, reading and much more. Kirkland himself claims that Conjuring the Infinite, which recently earned the Catalyst Book Award is a tale, soaked in blood and Irn-Bru.
Venue:
Milngavie Library
Milngavie
Allander Road
Glasgow
G62 8PN

Details of event

Life behind the lens with Doug Allan
Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire
Paid, ticketed
Adults
Friday 27 November 2015
19:00 - 21:00

We are delighted to welcome back Doug Allan, award winning natural history photographer and film maker. Doug was principal camerman on the series The Blue Planet and Planet Earth, where he worked with Sir David Attenborough. This new presentation, Life Behind the Lens, will be spectacular.
Venue:
Milngavie Library
Milngavie
Allander Road
Glasgow
G62 8PN

Details of event

Reel Reeds: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Pollok, Glasgow
Free, drop in event
Adults
Monday 23 November 2015
13:30 - 15:30

How does the film and book compare? Watch The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (certificate 12) then borrow the book or vice versa!  Free. Refreshments will be served.
Venue:
Pollok Library
27 Cowglen Road
Pollok
G53 6EW
Details of event

From Page to Screen: Matilda
Pollok, Glasgow
Free, drop in event
Children, Family
Saturday 28 November 2015
14:00 - 16:00

Come along and join our Matilda themed afternoon including a showing of the film
Venue:
Pollok Library
27 Cowglen Road
Pollok
G53 6EW
Details of event

Reel Reeds: The Help
Pollokshaws, Glasgow
Free, drop in event
Adults
Wednesday 25 November 2015
13:30 - 15:30

How does the film and book compare? Watch The Help (certificate 12) then borrow the book or vice versa!  Free. Refreshments will be served.
Venue:
Pollokshaws
50/60 Shawbridge Street
Pollokshaws
G43 1RW
Details of event

www.scottishbooktrust.com/

Tom McNab: The Fast Men 19 November, 2015 Waterstones Sauchiehall Street
Val McDermid in conversation with Professor Louise Welsh, 19 November, 2015 University of Glasgow
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