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Aye Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival 2014

Aye Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival

4 – 12 April 2014

The Mitchell Library

The ninth Aye Write! will bring an exciting variety of writers and speakers to the city as well as inspiring creative writing workshops and a great programme of community events.

Aye Write! 2014 also has a special Commonwealth focus relating to Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. ​

Events at Aye Write! 2014

Below you can see some of the highlights – it’s hard to choose but quite a list of events to add.

Nathaniel Gow’s Dance Band: Ceilidh Nights at Òran Mór 23 January and 27 March, 2017

Concerto Caledonia Nathaniel Gow’s Dance Band: Ceilidh Nights at Òran Mór Party like it’s 1799! Celebrate the roots of ceilidh dancing in tunes and dances from 18th-century Scotland. Nathaniel Gow’s Dance Band: Ceilidh Nights reinvent the 18th-century ceilidh, bringing together early music group Concerto Caledonia with some of the leading lights in Scottish traditional music, […]

Read the full article: Nathaniel Gow’s Dance Band: Ceilidh Nights at Òran Mór 23 January and 27 March, 2017

NT Live: No Man’s Land Thursday 15 December, 2016

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Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s iconic play. Thursday 15 December (18.45) Running time: approx. 3h GFT Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land, broadcast […]

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Aye Write: Irvine Welsh, A Decent Ride, 17 April, 2015

Irvine Welsh Aye Write 17 April 7.30 p.m. Mitchell Library, Glasgow G3 7DN £9 A rampaging force of nature is wreaking havoc on the streets of Edinburgh, but has top shagger, drug-dealer, gonzo-porn-star and taxi-driver, ‘Juice’ Terry Lawson, finally met his match in Hurricane ‘Bawbag’?… Irvine Welsh in conversation with Kevin Williamson Book online 0141 […]

Read the full article: Aye Write: Irvine Welsh, A Decent Ride, 17 April, 2015

Aye Write Festival: Lesley Glaister and Andrew Greig: Little Egypt and Fair Helen, 10th April, 7.30 p.m.

Lesley Glaister and Andrew Greig: Little Egypt and Fair Helen 10 Apr 2014  •  7:30 P.M – 8:30 P.M  •  Mitchell Library, North Street, Charing Cross Two outstanding Scottish writers concerned with memory and myth discuss their new books. with Dr Linda Jackson Two outstanding Scottish writers concerned with memory and myth. Lesley Glaister is […]

Read the full article: Aye Write Festival: Lesley Glaister and Andrew Greig: Little Egypt and Fair Helen, 10th April, 7.30 p.m.

Aye Write: Ian Brown: ‘Whaur’s your Wullie Shakespeare noo?’ 7th April, 6 p.m.

Ian Brown: ‘Whaur’s your Wullie Shakespeare noo?’ 7 Apr 2014  •  6:00 P.M – 7:00 P.M  •  Mitchell Library, North Street, Charing Cross Ian Brown delves into the rich and diverse history of Scottish theatre from agitprop to pantomime and more. Although there are many great Scottish playwrights working at present, from Liz Lochhead to […]

Read the full article: Aye Write: Ian Brown: ‘Whaur’s your Wullie Shakespeare noo?’ 7th April, 6 p.m.

Aye Write: Michael Schmidt and Robert McCrum: The Novel: A Biography, 12th April, 2014 1.30 p.m. The Mitchell

Michael Schmidt and Robert McCrum: The Novel: A Biography 12 Apr 2014  •  1:30 P.M – 2:30 P.M  •  Mitchell Library, North Street, Charing Cross The dramatic story of the history and possible future of the novel from Michael Schmidt. The novel is the modern form par excellence, the kind of literature that comes about […]

Read the full article: Aye Write: Michael Schmidt and Robert McCrum: The Novel: A Biography, 12th April, 2014 1.30 p.m. The Mitchell

Aye Write 2014, A Celebration of Mariscat Press, 11 April, Mitchell Library 6 p.m.

A Celebration of Mariscat Press 11 Apr 2014  •  6:00 P.M – 7:00 P.M  •  Mitchell Library Join Hamish Whyte to celebrate his Mariscat Press – a landmark in the publishing of Scottish poetry. Hamish Whyte’s Mariscat Press has been a landmark in the Scottish poetry landscape, publishing work by writers as diverse as Edwin […]

Read the full article: Aye Write 2014, A Celebration of Mariscat Press, 11 April, Mitchell Library 6 p.m.

Aye Write 2014: A Commonwealth Legacy of Literature, Amnesty International, 12 April, 5 p.m

A Commonwealth Legacy of Literature 12 Apr 2014  •  5:00 P.M – 6:00 P.M  •  Mitchell Library Aye Write! authors show their solidarity with writers who have been persecuted or imprisoned for their thoughts and words. Amnesty International celebrates more than 50 years of defending freedom of expression by considering how words can have real […]

Read the full article: Aye Write 2014: A Commonwealth Legacy of Literature, Amnesty International, 12 April, 5 p.m

Aye Write: Lesley Riddoch Scotland and England: What’s the difference? 5th April, 3 p.m.

Scotland and England: What’s the difference? 5 Apr 2014  •  3:00 P.M – 4:00 P.M  •  Mitchell Library Lesley Riddoch, Michael Fry and Rory Stewart discuss how distinct Scotland and England really are. How distinct are Scotland and England? Are there genuine differences in political outlook, or deeper continuities? Is Glasgow more like Oslo than […]

Read the full article: Aye Write: Lesley Riddoch Scotland and England: What’s the difference? 5th April, 3 p.m.

Aye Write 2014: Adrian Searle and David Barbour: Look Up Glasgow, Mitchell Library 6 April, 3.00 p.m.

Adrian Searle and David Barbour: Look Up Glasgow 6 Apr 2014  •  3:00 P.M – 4:00 P.M  •  Mitchell Library Look Up Glasgow shines a light on the ornaments, statues and decorations hidden in plain sight above eye level. Not just a handy reference guide, now in a pocket format, in which you can look […]

Read the full article: Aye Write 2014: Adrian Searle and David Barbour: Look Up Glasgow, Mitchell Library 6 April, 3.00 p.m.

Aye Write Festival: An Audience with Liz Lochhead, 6th April, 6 p.m. Mitchell Library

An Audience with Liz Lochhead 6 Apr 2014  •  6:00 P.M – 7:00 P.M  •  Mitchell Library, North Street The national Makar returns to Aye Write! – spend some time in the company of a real national treasure! Spend some time in the company of a real national treasure! The term is bandied about too […]

Read the full article: Aye Write Festival: An Audience with Liz Lochhead, 6th April, 6 p.m. Mitchell Library

Aye Write: Mikey Cuddihy: A Conversation About Happiness, Mitchell Library, 6 April, 2014

Mikey Cuddihy: A Conversation About Happiness 6 Apr 2014  •  3:00 P.M – 4:00 P.M  •  Mitchell Library, North Street A vivid memoir of coming of age in the Sixties in the strangest of circumstances. When Mikey Cuddihy was orphaned at the age of nine, she was sent from New York to Summerhill, the experimental […]

Read the full article: Aye Write: Mikey Cuddihy: A Conversation About Happiness, Mitchell Library, 6 April, 2014

Aye Write: Tom Leonard with Tam Dean Burn, new Scots translation Mother Courage, 6th April

Tom Leonard and Tam Dean Burn: Mother Courage 6 Apr 2014  •  7:30 P.M – 8:30 P.M  •  Mitchell Library, North St, Glasgow G3 7DN A new Scots translation of Bertolt Brecht’s great anti-war play of the twentieth century. Mother Courage by Bertolt Brecht is the great anti-war play of the twentieth century. Here Tom […]

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Aye Write: Glasgow’s Book Festival, The Detectives: Serial Crime, 5th April, 2014

Watching The Detectives: Serial Crime 5 Apr 2014  •  1:30 P.M – 2:30 P.M  •  Mitchell Library Three of the country’s finest crime writers discuss how to keep long running characters fresh. How do you keep a long-running character fresh? How do you co-ordinate a story which overarches several separate volumes? Three of the country’s […]

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Aye Write, Glasgow’s Book Festival 2014, Margaret Drabble: The Pure Gold Baby, 10th April, The Mitchell Library

Margaret Drabble: The Pure Gold Baby 10th April 2014  •  6:00 P.M – 7:00 P.M  •  Mitchell Library, North Street One of the most incisive and empathetic of contemporary novelists talks about exceptional career Margaret Drabble, one of the most incisive and empathetic of contemporary novelists, crowned 2013 with a new novel of stealthy power, […]

Read the full article: Aye Write, Glasgow’s Book Festival 2014, Margaret Drabble: The Pure Gold Baby, 10th April, The Mitchell Library

Aye Write: Glasgow’s Book Festival 2014. Laura Bates and Anne Dickson: Everyday Feminism and How to Fix It.

Laura Bates and Anne Dickson: Everyday Feminism and How to Fix it 9 Apr 2014 • 5:30 P.M – 6:30 P.M • Mitchell Library, North Street. A discussion on the ongoing day to day battle for equality in the modern world. Laura Bates and Anne Dickson: Everyday Feminism and How to Fix it In an […]

Read the full article: Aye Write: Glasgow’s Book Festival 2014. Laura Bates and Anne Dickson: Everyday Feminism and How to Fix It.

Aye Write 2014: Dr Linda Jackson, Give it a Go Poetry Writing.

Give it a Go: Poetry Writing, Dr Linda Jackson Aye Write! Creative Writing Programm Glasgow Book Festival, Mitchell Library, North Street  7th April, 5.30 – 7.30 p.m.   This session is for those who have been circling the poet in themselves for some time or for those who have been tentatively beginning the process of […]

Read the full article: Aye Write 2014: Dr Linda Jackson, Give it a Go Poetry Writing.

Aye Write Festival 2014: Mark Z Danielewski and Ben Marcus: What The Novel Did Next, Friday 12th April

Mark Z Danielewski and Ben Marcus: What The Novel Did Next 12 Apr 2014  •  6:00 P.M – 7:00 P.M  •  Mitchell Library, North Street Two of the most innovative of American novelists show us that the form is far from dead. It is a privilege to welcome to Glasgow two of the most innovative […]

Read the full article: Aye Write Festival 2014: Mark Z Danielewski and Ben Marcus: What The Novel Did Next, Friday 12th April

Aye Write Festival 2014, Tendai Huchu to discuss The Hairdresser of Harare, Saturday 12th April, 3 – 4 p.m.

Tendai Huchu to discuss The Hairdresser of Harare at Aye Write! Tendai Huchu will be appearing at Aye Write! to discuss his debut novel, The Hairdresser of Harare. He will be accompanied by Kei Miller and Chiew-Siah Tei in what is sure to be a ‘feast of Commonwealth Literature’. The Hairdresser of Harare is a […]

Read the full article: Aye Write Festival 2014, Tendai Huchu to discuss The Hairdresser of Harare, Saturday 12th April, 3 – 4 p.m.

Aye Write 2014, 21 Revolutions contributors, Friday 11th April.

21 Revolutions contributors at Aye Write! The contributors to 21 Revolutions will appear with Laura Marney and Kirsty Logan at Aye Write! to discuss their inspirations for the project, as well as the challenges in the 21st century. 21 Revolutions is a beautiful full colour, coffee table book celebrating the Library’s twenty first anniversary and […]

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Aye Write 2014, Linda Cracknell and Sara Maitland on Landscape Writing , Saturday 12th April

  Linda Cracknell and Sara Maitland will appear at Aye Write! to discuss the elements of nature, elemental forces, science and superstition that are inherent in their writing. In Linda’s stunning debut novel, Call of the Undertow, she explores themes of motherhood, guilt, myth and the elemental forces of nature in a lyrical, taut and […]

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Aye Write 2014: The Untold Story – By Our Own Tongues, 11th April, A Commonwealth Writers Conversation

The Untold Story – By Our Own Tongues Mitchell Library 11th April, 4 – 5.30 p.m. A Commonwealth Writers Conversation in partnership with the British Council and in association with The Gaelic Book Council. With: Aonghas MacNeacail (Scotland), Joanne Hillhouse (Antigua) and  Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw (Trinidad). Chair: Dr Gemma Robinson (University of Stirling This panel brings […]

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Aye Write 2014: Cerrie Burnell: Snowflakes, 5th April

  Cerrie Burnell: Snowflakes 5 Apr 2014  •  12:00 P.M – 1:00 P.M  •  Mitchell Library Cbeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell reads from her first book, Snowflakes. Every snowflake is different, every snowflake is perfect! Cbeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell is dropping in to introduce her first book, Snowflakes. Hear her read from the book and colour […]

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Aye Write Book Festival 2014, William McIlvanney, Godfather of Tartan Noir, 5th April

William McIlvanney 5 Apr 2014  •  7:30 P.M – 8:30 P.M  •  Mitchell Library The godfather of tartan noir returns to Aye Write! to discuss his career. The godfather of tartan noir. Whitbread Award winning writer of Docherty, a stunning evocation of community and its erosion. The journalist who was to have been Sean Connery’s […]

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Aye Write Book Festival 2014, Stewart Conn: A Glaswegian Edinburgh Makar, 5th April

Stewart Conn: A Glaswegian Edinburgh Makar 5 Apr 2014  •  4:30 P.M – 5:30 P.M  •  Mitchell Library The work of Glasgow born Edinburgh Makar Stewart Conn reflect the dual inheritance of both cities. Glasgow and Edinburgh dance a pas-de-deux in the poetry of Stewart Conn. The first Edinburgh Makar was born in Hillhead and […]

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Aye Write Festival 2014, Glasgow: Muriel Spark’s Finishing School for Writers, 5th April

Muriel Spark’s Finishing School for Writers 5 Apr 2014  •  3:00 P.M – 4:00 P.M  •  Mitchell Library Meaghan Delahunt, Zoe Strachan and Alan Taylor reflect on the place of Creative Writing in Spark’s work Muriel Spark was an editor and teacher of Creative Writing who knew the publishing industry inside out. To mark the […]

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Aye Write Festival Glasgow 2014: Scotland and England: What’s the difference? 5th April

Scotland and England: What’s the difference? 5 Apr 2014  •  3:00 P.M – 4:00 P.M  •  Mitchell Library Lesley Riddoch, Michael Fry and Rory Stewart discuss how distinct Scotland and England really are. How distinct are Scotland and England? Are there genuine differences in political outlook, or deeper continuities? Is Glasgow more like Oslo than […]

Read the full article: Aye Write Festival Glasgow 2014: Scotland and England: What’s the difference? 5th April

Aye Write Glasgow 2014: Watching The Detectives: Serial Crime

Watching The Detectives: Serial Crime 5 Apr 2014  •  1:30 P.M – 2:30 P.M  •  Mitchell Library, North Street, G3 7DN Three of the country’s finest crime writers discuss how to keep long running characters fresh. How do you keep a long-running character fresh? How do you co-ordinate a story which overarches several separate volumes? […]

Read the full article: Aye Write Glasgow 2014: Watching The Detectives: Serial Crime

Aye Write Festival 2014, lan Bissett: Modern Men 4th April

Luke Brown and Alan Bissett: Modern Men 4 Apr 2014  •  7:30 P.M – 8:30 P.M  •  Mitchell Library, North St, Glasgow G3 7DN Two novelists whose work often talks about what it is to be a man come together. Widely praised by writers such as Catherine O’Flynn and D B C Pierre, Luke Brown’s […]

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Aye Write Festival Glasgow: Glasgow Celebrates Mandela, 4th April

   Glasgow Celebrates Mandela 4 Apr 2014  •  7:30 P.M – 9:00 P.M  • Mitchell Library, North St, Glasgow G3 7DN In this special event, those who knew Mandela offer their recollections about the man and the crusade for his release. When Glasgow became the first place in the world to grant Nelson Mandela the […]

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