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

Marian Keyes at Aye Write, the Mitchell Library

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30th May, 2018 Join international best-seller Marian Keyes at The Mitchell Library She’s so funny – this is bound to be thoroughly entertaining and an absolute hoot. Marian Keyes: talking books, talking life, just talking……The Break, Strictly, scribing, Ailment of the Month, shoes, reading lists, fillums, inspirational celebs, make-up, Sudden Wild Enthusiasms and everything in […]

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Friday, May 25, 2018 | Filed under: Aye Write! Book Festival 2018, Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Aye Write: Wee Write Beano Cartoon Capers, Mitchell Library

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20 May, 2018 at 10.30 – 11.30 Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN Find out all about the Beano and draw your fave characters to take home! Celebrate the 80th birthday of Britain’s longest running children’s comic, in this fun-filled illustrated talk and comic workshop – Beano style! Jim Glen, comic artist and writer, […]

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Aye Write: Wee Write One Button Benny with Alan Windram

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20th May 2018    10:30AM – 11:30AM Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN 3 – 6 years old Benny is a Robot. Benny has a big red button in the middle of his tummy with the words ‘only press in an emergency’ on it. Benny is different, Benny is special, Benny is a Robot. […]

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Aye Write: Archie Macpherson, Adventures in the Golden Age

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The Mitchell Library 26th April 2018 •  6:30PM – 7:30PM Archie was the voice of Scottish football, he knew the players, the managers and many of the fans through this halcyon time and his book is a timely reminder of a golden era in Scottish football. Qualification for the World Cup has never been easy, […]

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Stuart David at Aye Write, 2018 review by Pat Byrne

Stuart David, Peacock’s Alibi Aye Write, 15 March, 2018, University of Glasgow ‘Peacock Johnson’s got an idea that’s guaranteed to make him rich, and a friend who’s willing to invset in the idea. But he’s having some difficulty laying the grounork for his less-than-legal enterprise.’ I very much enjoyed my first event at Aye Write […]

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Friday, March 16, 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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Stuart David, writer and musician at Aye Write 2018

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With Alistair Braidwood Monday 15 March, 2018 University of Glasgow Chapel,  Chapel Corridor (South), West Quadrangle, University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ As part of this year’s Aye Write!, writer and musician Stuart David will be talking to Scots Whay Hae!’s Alistair Braidwood about his latest novel ‘Peacock’s Alibi’ at University of Glasgow Chapel, 15th Mar 2018 […]

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Leo Barasi, The Climate Majority, Aye Write 2018

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18th March 2018 •  4:45PM – 5:45PM Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN The Climate Majority is about apathy, about those who don’t talk about global warming – the billions of people who have heard plenty about climate change and acknowledge there’s a problem, but who are just not engaged enough to stimulate the […]

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Jo Pratt & Sumayya Usmani: The Flexible Vegetarian at Aye Write, 2018.

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18th Mar 2018  •  3:00PM – 4:00PM Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN Whether you’re an occasional meat-eater, a vegetarian who needs to cook for meat-eaters, or even a dedicated veggie, you’ll find something in this event for you. Whether you’re an occasional meat-eater, a vegetarian who needs to cook for meat-eaters, or even […]

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Owen Mullen, Claire MacLeary and Angus McAllister Criminal Beginnings at Aye Write

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21st Mar 2018  •  7:45PM – 8:45PM Aye Write at The Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN Three crime writers who started out life in Glasgow, but haven’t always chosen to set their work in the city come together to discuss the influence Glasgow has had on their books. Owen Mullen’s debut novel Games […]

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The Books That Made Me, Adele Patrick, Glasgow Women’s Library at Aye Write 2018

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Dr. Adele Patrick: The Books That Made me 18th Mar 2018 •  3:00PM – 4:00PM Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN The Books That Made Me from the founder of the Glasgow Women’s Library Dr Adele Patrick Dr. Adele Patrick is the founder of the Glasgow Women’s Library and winner of Scots-woman of the […]

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Michael Meighan, Aye Write 2018 – Glasgow in 50 Buildings

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25th Mar 2018 •  1:15PM – 2:15PM  Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN Michael Meighan will guide you through churches, theatres, commercial and public edifices of Glasgow’s rich industrial heritage, presented alongside innovative contemporary buildings. Glasgow has a long and rich history and the buildings housed within our architecturally impressive city tell its tale […]

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Ash Dykes, Mission Impossible, Aye Write 2018

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16th Mar 2018  •  7:45PM – 8:45PM  Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN Discover how a young man from Wales transformed himself into one of the world’s most exciting young adventurers. ‘Epic adventures by an inspiring man’ – Bear Grylls. At the age of 23, Ash Dykes became the first person to walk, solo […]

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Christopher Baker – Monarch of the Glen, Aye Write 2018

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22nd Mar 2018  •  6:00PM – 7:00PM  CCA, Centre for Contemporary Arts , 350 Sauchiehall Street , Glasgow G2 3JD  Christopher Baker’s book explores the fascinating and complicated history of the iconic painting The Monarch of the Glen. The Monarch of the Glen by Sir Edwin Landseer is one of the most celebrated paintings of the […]

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Simon McDermott & Chris Wilson, The Songaminute Man, Aye Write 2018

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24th Mar 2018  •  3:00PM – 4:00PM  Mitchell Library, North St, Glasgow G3 7DN The extraorinary story of Simon McDermott and his Dad Ted, The Songaminute man. When Simon McDermott’s Dad Ted was diagnosed with dementia, Simon desperately tried to reach him until in the car one day he hit play on Ted’s favourite song Quando […]

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Chris Bryant, ‘Entitled’ at Aye Write 2018

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24 March, 2018 8.15 p.m The Tramway The popular and outspoken MP Chris Bryant discusses his new book, ‘Entitiled,’  the full, shocking story of the British aristocracy, from Anglo-Saxon times until the present day. Exploring the extraordinary and sometimes pernicious social and political dominance enjoyed by the British aristocracy over centuries, it seeks to explain […]

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Gail Honeyman and Sarah Winman Word of Mouth Best Sellers, Aye Write 2018

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Gail Honeyman & Sarah Winman, Word of Mouth Best-sellers 18th Mar 2018 •  8:15PM – 9:15PM  •  Glasgow Royal Concert Hal, 2 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3NYl Both of these novelists have enjoyed phenomenal word-of-mouth success with their books and will be here to talk about them. Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant is Com-pletely Fine has been […]

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Scottish Women Writers with Linda Jackson of University of Strathclyde Creative Writing

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The Mitchell Library 24 March, 2018 5.30 p.m. This session will look at some of the ‘forgotten’ women; the ‘anonymous’ balladeers from the past and compare and contrast the representations of women and their lives with those representations in the works of contemporary writers. Led by Linda Jackson PhD from The University of Strathclyde. Book […]

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Stuart David Peacock’s Alibi, Aye Write 2018

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Stuart David: Peacock’s Alibi 15th Mar 2018  •  7:45PM – 8:45PM  •  University of Glasgow Chapel, West Quadrangle, Gilbert Scott Building, Glasgow G12 8QQ Stuart David is a musician, songwriter and novelist. With Alistair Braidwood, Scots Whay Hae! Stuart David is a musician, songwriter and novelist. He co-founded the band Belle and Sebastian and went on to form […]

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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

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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