Aye Write Book Festival 2019.

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14 – 31 March, 2019

Aye Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival – celebrating the best in national, international and local writing.

Aye Write! presents national and local writers at Glasgow’s iconic Mitchell Library, with a fabulous programme including established writers together with emerging talent.

Over 250 authors will appear at Aye Write 2019 with something for everyone!

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Aye Write 2019! Sara Sheridan introduces Anne Griffin and Anstey Harris 

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Friday, 22nd March 2019 Mitchell Library Review by Mary Irvine The two authors being introduced were Anne Griffin and Anstey Harris. Both in the fifties, each has recently published her first novel. Anne Griffin is an Irish novelist living in Ireland. She has won recognition for her previous writings but ‘When All Is Said’ is […]

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Aye Write 2019! Frank Tallis and Laura Mucha

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The Facts of Love 31st Mar 2019  •  6:30PM – 7:30PM The Mitchell, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN Love is a great leveller. Everyone wants love, everyone falls in love, everyone loses love, and everyone knows something of love’s madness. In The Incurable Romantic, Psychologist Dr Frank Tallis shares the stories of some of his […]

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Sunday, March 31, 2019 | Filed under: Aye Write Book Festival 2019, Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Aye Write: Emily Cutts with Carol Craig

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Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3NY 31st March 2019  •  1:15PM – 2:15PM  •  In The Dear Wild Place campaigner Emily Cutts recounts her community’s successful David and Goliath struggle against housing development in Glasgow’s North Kelvin Meadow, also known as ‘the Children’s Wood’. Emily talks about the importance of green space […]

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Aye Write 2019! Daniel Smith

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The Ardlamont Mystery: The Real-Life Story Behind the Creation of Sherlock Holmes 31st Mar 2019  •  8:00PM – 9:00PM  •  Mitchell Library In 1893, Alfred Monson is charged with killing a young lieutenant, Cecil Hambrough. In The Ardlamont Mystery, Daniel Smith re-examines the evidence of the case that gripped Victorian Britain. Among the witnesses that […]

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Aye Write 2019! Malachy Tallack and Madeline Bunting

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Novels from the Edges of Britain 31st Mar 2019  •  6:30PM – 7:30PM  •  Mitchell Library Shetland: a place of sheep and soil, of harsh weather, close ties and an age-old way of life. The Valley at the Centre of the World, the debut novel from Malachy Tallack, one of our most exciting new literary […]

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Aye Write 2019! Alice Morrison

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My 1001 Nights: Tales and Adventures from Morocco 31st Mar 2019  •  4:45PM – 5:45PM  •  Mitchell Library TV presenter, writer and adventurer Alice Morrison gives her own unique and personal insight into Morocco, her home for 1001 nights. Despite more than 10 million tourists coming to Morocco each year, there is remarkably little that […]

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Aye Write 2019! Walking and Running Through Scotland

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Gary Sutherland and Jonny Muir 31st Mar 2019  •  3:00PM – 4:00PM Walking and Running Through Scotland Mitchell Library, North Street, G3 7DN Gary Sutherland could never fathom hillwalkers and had always managed to ignore the West Highland Way despite living on its doorstep. Then one day he decided to tackle the West Highland Way, […]

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Aye Write 2019: Johnny Ball

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31st Mar 2019  •  6:30PM – 7:30PM  •  Mitchell Library Wonders Beyond Numbers Forty years ago, Johnny Ball wrote his first Think of a Number TV show, which opened the door to a whole new genre of programmes based on maths and science. His latest book, Wonders Beyond Numbers slowly unravels the tale of how humanity built […]

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Saturday, March 30, 2019 | Filed under: Aye Write Book Festival 2019, Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Aye Write: Tribes of Glasgow review by Pat Byrne

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I went along to Aye Write at The Mitchell Library to hear Stephen Millar and Alan McCredie talk about their book ‘Tribes of Glasgow’ (Luath Press) The book arose out of the writer Stephen Millar’s quest to rediscover Glasgow and capture its essence.  Born in Glasgow but having been brought up in and lived in […]

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Aye Write: James Naughtie: Best Scottish Poems

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James Naughtie 30th Mar 2019  •  8:00PM – 9:00PM  Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN Best Scottish Poems Since 2004, the Scottish Poetry Library’s annual online anthology Best Scottish Poems has collected the finest poetry written by Scots and poets living north of the border. In addition to featuring work by established poets (Don […]

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Friday, March 29, 2019 | Filed under: Aye Write Book Festival 2019, Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Clydebuilt Showcase, Aye Write

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Clydebuilt 11 Showcase 30th March 2019  •  3:00PM – 4:00PM Free Event Mitchell Library Clydebuilt is an innovative mentoring programme in which promising poets are paired with an experienced mentor for a period of 12 months. The programme has been running for over 10 years and is administered by St Mungo’s Mirrorball (https://stmungosmirrorball.wordpress.com/clydebuilt/). This year […]

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Aye Write: Gina Rippon and Caroline Criado-Perez

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Saturday, 30th March 2019  •  1:15PM – 2:15PM   Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Data Bias and the Gendered Brain Reading maps or reading emotions? Barbie or Lego? We live in a gendered world where we are bombarded with messages about sex and gender. Professor of Cognitive Neuroimaging, Gina Rippon unpacks the stereotypes in The Gendered Brain and […]

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Aye Write! Remembering Tom Leonard

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(Photography by Carol Peacock: www.carolannpeacock.com/) Friday 29 March, 2019, 6 p.m. 7 p.m The Mitchell, North Street, G3 7DN Jim Carruth, Poet Laureate for Glasgow, and Liz Lochhead (along with some special guests) celebrate the life, work and influence of the poet, writer and critic Tom Leonard. Best known for his poems written in the Glaswegian […]

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Aye Write 2019 : Beerjacket, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

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Friday 29 March, 2019 7.45 p.m. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3NY Musician & writer Beerjacket will be talking about his book and album of the same name, ‘Silver Cords’ with Alistair Braidwood, (Scots Whay Hae!) ’12 songs & 12 short stories intertwine, the combination of sound and print creating an ethereal tone […]

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | Filed under: Aye Write Book Festival 2019, Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Aye Write 2019, Tom Shields review by Mary Irvine

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Aye Write Festival 2019 Tom Shields Mitchell Library Sunday, 24th March 1.15 p.m. One of the many things I love about Glasgow and its people is the humour, the banter and, at the above event, I was not disappointed. Tom Shields is perhaps best known for the humorous ‘Tom Shields’ Diary’ which appeared in ‘The […]

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Aye Write: Kamal Ahmed: The Life and Times of a Very British Man review Mary Irvine

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Aye Write Festival Friday, 22nd March, 2019 Royal Concert Hall The main theme of Kamal’s presentation was the notion of being British. What is it that makes anyone British? What is identity? Kamal’s mother was white English, his father Sudanese, making Kamal mixed race or half-caste in the parlance of the70s/80s when mixed marriages were […]

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Aye Write! Open Mic with Cheeky Besom Productions

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23rd Mar 2019  •  6:00PM – 7:30PM  •  Mitchell Library Free Event Mitchell Library All poets, warriors, misfits, dancers, writers, film makers, mystics, artists, troubadours, flaneurs, and musicians.  Join Cheeky Besom Productions (a Glasgow based artist collective) in our partnership with Aye Write! Scotland is a land of myth and storytelling, Cheeky Besom Productions are […]

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Sunday, March 24, 2019 | Filed under: Aye Write Book Festival 2019, Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Aye Write 2019: ‘It’s Not About the Burqa’ Mariam Khan, Amna Saleem’ review Mary Irvine

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Aye Write Festival 2019  3 p.m. Sunday, 17th March, Mitchell library It’s Not About the Burqa: Muslim Women on Faith, Feminism, Sexuality and Race – Mariam Khan, Amna Saleem When, in 2016, Mariam Khan read David Cameron’s comment that linked the radicalization of Muslim men to the ‘traditional submissiveness’ of Muslim women, she felt she should […]

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Aye Write 2019: Murray Pittock

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Enlightenment in a Smart City 23rd Mar 2019  •  4:45PM – 5:45PM  •  Mitchell Library Murray Pittock in conversation with Alistair Braidwood. Murray Pittock is Bradley Professor at the University of Glasgow and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and Royal Historical Society. His latest book is a study of enlightenment in Edinburgh […]

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Aye Write 2019: Alan Brown

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Coast to Coast Across the Heart of the Highlands 23rd Mar 2019  •  1:15PM – 2:15PM  •  Mitchell Library Seeking a temporary escape from city life and a mad modern world, Alan Brown plotted out a personal challenge: an epic coast-to-coast trip through the wild and lonely interior of the Highlands. Armed with the essentials, […]

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Friday, March 22, 2019 | Filed under: Aye Write Book Festival 2019, Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Aye Write 2019 Henry Bell and Cat Boyd

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Henry Bell & Cat Boyd 23rd Mar 2019  •  11:30AM – 12:30PM  •  Mitchell Library The Changing Politics of Glasgow It has been 100 years since the Battle of George Square and this session looks at how politics have changed in the city over the past century. Henry Bell is the author of John Maclean: Hero […]

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Aye Write: The Writing of Janet Paisley with Dr Linda Jackson, University of Strathclyde

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23rd Mar 2019  •  12:00PM – 2:00PM  •  Mitchell Library Janet Paisley was a writer, poet, playwright from Scotland writing in Scots and English.  ‘Literature comes from your own doorstep and the voices that you know’ wrote Janet who found inspiration close to her home in Falkirk.  Find out more about the works of this widely acclaimed […]

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Aye Write 2019 Tom & James Morton

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23rd Mar 2019  •  1:15PM – 2:15PM  Mitchell Library, North Street, G3 7DN Shetland: Cooking on the Edge of the World Shetland is where Scotland meets Scandinavia and the North Sea hits the Atlantic Ocean, isolated, unspoilt and rich in history and tradition. James Morton and his father, broadcaster Tom Morton, have written Shetland: Cooking on […]

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Thursday, March 21, 2019 | Filed under: Aye Write Book Festival 2019, Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Aye Write 2019 Gaelic Reading and Singing (Family Event)

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Sunday 24th March, 2019 – 1 p.m. until 1.45 p.m. The Mitchell Library, North Street, G3 7DN Join a FREE fun-filled Gaelic reading session for families with stories, songs and puppets. Led by Linda MacLeod, star of BBC Alba’s Leugh le Linda. Although primarily in Gaelic, the session will be welcoming to parents who are […]

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Aye Write 2019: Henry VIII and the Men that Made Him Tracy Borman review by Mary Irvine

Aye Write Festival 2019  3 p.m. Saturday, 16th March, Mitchell library On her first visit to Glasgow this accomplished speaker and author of several books on the Tudor period held a sixty plus audience in thrall – in the nicest possible way – as she brought to life a different, more sympathetic, perhaps a better […]

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Aye Write – celebration of writing from community based literacy and creative writing learners

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22 March, 2019 12.30 p.m. – 2.30 p.m. Royal Concert Hall Aye Write festival is celebrating the things in life that make us happy and give us a laugh. Expect a lively event where community-based adult literacy and creative learners from across the city come together to share their writing on the theme of happiness. […]

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | Filed under: Aye Write Book Festival 2019, Books, Talks, Poetry Events, Community event

Neil Oliver at Aye Write 2019 review by Mary Irvine

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Aye Write Festival 2019 Neil Oliver 11.30 a.m. -12.30 p.m. Saturday, March 16th Strathclyde Suite Royal Concert Hall Having driven through heavy snow (Alexandria), meeting heavy sleet (Dumbarton), being overcharged by Scotrail, then very cold rain (Glasgow) I finally arrived at the Royal Concert Hall for my first 2019 visit to the prestigious ‘Aye Write’ […]

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Frank Turner at Aye Write

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18th Mar 2019  •  6:30PM – 8:00PM  •  Mitchell Library Folk-punk icon Frank Turner discusses his new book Songwriter Frank Turner discusses his new book Try this at Home. In Try This at Home, folk-punk icon Frank Turner explores his song-writing process by taking apart 36 songs from his back catalogue. Find out the stories behind the […]

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Monday, March 18, 2019 | Filed under: Aye Write Book Festival 2019, Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Andrew O’Hagan Creative Conversations

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Monday 18 March, 2019 Free & Open to the Public University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ In 2003 Andrew O’Hagan was nominated by Granta magazine as one of 20 ‘Best of Young British Novelists’. In 2004 he edited The Weekenders: Adventures in Calcutta, a collection of various […]

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Sunday, March 17, 2019 | Filed under: Aye Write Book Festival 2019, Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Aye Write 2019 Angela Chadwick & Sarah Davis- Goff

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Feminist Dystopian Fiction Saturday 16th March, 2019 Mitchell Library, North Street,Glasgow  G3 7DN 6:30-7:30pm Ticket Price £6 Book online 0141 353 8000 Angela Chadwick – XX When Rosie and Jules discover a clinical trial that enables two women to have a baby, they jump at the chance to make history. In a toxic political climate […]

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Friday, March 15, 2019 | Filed under: Aye Write Book Festival 2019, Books, Talks, Poetry Events

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