Aye Write! Book Festival 2018.

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Aye Write! Glasgow’s fabulous book festival returns – 15 – 25 March, 2018

Among the authors appearing at Aye Write! Book Festival 2018 are a pre-festivals return to Glasgow for Ruby Wax before Sir Chris Bonington, Peggy Seeger, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Robert Peston, Maggie O’ Farrell, Val McDermid, Brett Anderson, Professor A.C. Grayling, Evan Davis, Shami Chakrabarti, Graeme Obree, all discuss their latest work and Neil MacGregor, formerly director of the British Museum gives the Tannahill Lecture. Composer Sir James MacMillan, Lawyer Aamer Anwar, Scotland’s Makar Jackie Kay and Dr Adele Patrick all discuss “The books that made me”. I’m delighted that our writing/music project Ten Writers Telling Lies will perform at this year’s Aye Write.

Programmes within the festival include: Aye Tunes, Aye Con and Wee Write! Family Days, 3 and 4 March.

Aye Write! venues this year have expanded and will include The Mitchell Library, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, the Centre for Contemporary Arts, the Glasgow Film Theatre, City Halls, Glasgow University and Tramway.

Full programme

Wee Write – Family Days at Aye Write! 3 and 4 March, 2018

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Looking for a fun day out for the little bookworms in your life? Celebrate their imagination at the Wee Write! Family Days! It’s an absolute must for the kids. Join us for a weekend of imaginative, literary fun! The Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March, 2018 10 a.m. […]

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Ian Bell New Writing Award, Meet the Judges at Aye Write

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Melanie Reid, Michael Gray & Iain Macwhirter,The Importance of Good Journalism 17th Mar 2018  •  6:30PM – 7:30PM Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3NY Join the distinguished judges of Ian Bell New Writing Award for a discussion on the need for good journalism (never more so than in these turbulent, confusing times) […]

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Aye Write! Denise Mina introduces… Danny Denton & Mick Kitson 18 March, 2018

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18th Mar 2018  •  6:30PM – 7:30PM  •  Mitchell Library The popular author and broadcaster, and recent winner of The McIlvanney and Gordon Burn prizes will be introducing: Danny Denton & Mick Kitson. Denise Mina introduces… Danny Denton and Mick Kitson Ticket £6 The popular author and broadcaster, and recent winner of The McIlvanney and […]

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Aye Write 2018 – Darren McGarvey & Raoul Martinez, Freedom From Poverty

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24th Mar 2018 •  4:45PM – 5:45PM  •  Tramway Rapper and Columnist Darren McGarvey and Painter and Filmmaker Raoul Martinez offer fierce and profoundly hopeful manifestos for change. Darren McGarvey aka LOKI grew up in Pollok. He is a writer, performer, community activist and columnist. His first book Poverty Safari uses elements of his own […]

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Sunday, February 4, 2018 | Filed under: Aye Write! Book Festival 2018, Books, Talks, Poetry Events

AyeWrite! 2018 Ten Writers Telling Lies

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21st March, 2018  •  6:00PM – 7:00PM Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN Ten Writers Telling Lies is a unique collaboration between a group of storytellers and po-ets, and the singer-songwriter Jim Byrne. Ten writers got together with Jim to create a collections of songs, poems and stories. Unlike other literary collections, the writers […]

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Aye Write! 2018 Louise Welsh Introduces Laura Carlin & Imogen Hermes Gowar

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17 March, 2018 4.45 p.m. Mitchell Library, North Street,  Glasgow G3 7DN Continuing Aye Write’s tradition of established writers introducing a pair of debut authors, Professor of Creative Writing and author of No Dominion, Louise Welsh introducing: Laura Carlin & Imogen Hermes Gowar. Laura Carlin The Wicked Cometh – In the murky alleyways of London, […]

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Aye Write! 2018 Celebration of writing from community-based literacy and creative learners

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16th March, 2018 2018 •  1:00PM – 2:30PM Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN Learners from across the city come together to share their writing on a range of themes. Come along to this lively event where community-based adult literacy and creative learners from across the city come together to share their writing on […]

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Graeme Macrae Burnet Aye Write! 2018

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25th March 2018 •  3:00PM – 4:00PM Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN of The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau as well as the Man Booker shortlisted His Bloody Project. There does not appear to be anything remarkable about the fatal car crash on the A35. But one question dogs Inspector Georges Gorski: where has […]

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Aye Write! 2018 David Wardell and Finn the fabulous police dog 18 March, 2018

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18th Mar 2018 •  3:00PM – 4:00PM  •  Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Dave Wardell’s heartfelt memoir charts an incredible journey of friendship and loyalty. It is a celebration of the bond between one man and his dog. In October 2016, PC Dave Wardell and his dog, PD Finn, were trying to apprehend a robbery suspect. […]

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Aye Write! 2018 Alan Taylor, Candia McWilliam, Zoe Strachan Muriel Spark: A Centenary Celebration

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17th Mar 2018  •  3:00PM – 4:00PM  •  Mitchell Library,North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN Alan will be joined by Candia McWilliam and Zoe Strachan, two novelists who have written new forewords to brand new editions of Muriel’s classic novels Appointment in Arezzo is Alan Taylor’s fond and funny memoir of one of the greatest novelists […]

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Aye Write! 2018 Writing the ‘Magical’ Masterclass with Kirsty Logan

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‘Writing the Magical’ Masterclass with Kirsty Logan 21st Mar 2018  •  5:30PM – 7:00PM  •  Mitchell Library,  North St, Glasgow G3 7DN Join novelist & short story writer Kirsty Logan for a masterclass that looks at writing fiction with a magical/fairy tale slant Join novelist and short story writer Kirsty Logan for a masterclass that looks […]

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Aye Write! 2018 Stuart Cosgrove, Memphis 68

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16th Mar 2018  •  6:00PM – 7:00PM  •  Glasgow University University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ Stuart Cosgrove will be talking about how the impact of this momentous year and the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King is still felt 50 years later. In the […]

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Ruby Wax at Aye Write! 2018

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‘How To Be Human’ 10 February, 2018  – 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Royal Concert Hall,2 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3NY Aye Write! 2018 kicks off with a ‘welcome back’ to Glasgow for Ruby Wax; actress, mental health campaigner, lecturer, and author with the follow-up to her No.1 Best-seller, Frazzled. ‘In How to Be Human: […]

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