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: Louise Welsh Introduces… Temi Oh & Bridget Collins

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17th March 2019  •  6:30PM – 7:30PM  •  Mitchell Library Louise Welsh, the prize-winning novelist and Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow introduces two genre-busting debuts. In Temi Oh’s ‘Do You Dream of Terra-Two’, four decorated astronauts and six teenagers leave a dying Earth to find a habitable planet in a nearby […]

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | Filed under: Aye Write Book Festival 2019, Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Aye Write: Helena Kennedy QC

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16th March 2019  •  8:00PM – 9:00PM  •  Glasgow Royal Concert Hall How British Justice is Failing Women In ‘Eve Was Shamed’ Helena Kennedy forensically examines new evidence that women are still being discriminated against throughout the legal system, from the High Court (where only 21% of judges are women) to female prisons (where 84% […]

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Aye Write: Stuart Cosgrove & Ken McNab

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15th Mar 2019  •  7:45PM – 8:45PM  •  Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 1969: Death of the Sixties A momentous year in musical history has given rise to two new books. Stuart Cosgrove completes his trilogy with ‘Harlem 69: The Future of Soul’ in which a Rabelaisian cast of characters including Aretha Franklin, Donny Hathaway, Stevie […]

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Aye Write: Lesley McDowell Introduces Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi & Laura Shepherd-Robinson

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15th Mar 2019  •  7:45PM – 8:45PM  •  Mitchell Library Debut Author Series Journalist and novelist Lesley McDowell introduces a remarkable pair of new voices as part of the debut author series: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s Kintu is an epic tale of fate, fortune and legacy, which vibrantly brings to life a colourful Ugandan family by blending oral […]

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Aye Write: Frank Quitely The Comics That Made Me

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15th Mar 2019  •  6:00PM – 7:00PM  •  Glasgow Royal Concert Hall The Comics That Made Me Frank Quitely, legend in the world of comics, talks about the comics that have most inspired and entertained him throughout the years. Quietly grew up in Rutherglen and studied at the Glasgow School of Art before launching the […]

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Aye Write: What You Need To Know About Character

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Creative Writing: with David Pettigrew BA MPhil Character – Creative Writing University of Strathclyde 14th Mar 2019  •  6:00PM – 8:00PM  •  Mitchell Library Character – Creative Writing Characters are one of the main ingredients of a good story, and even for writers of non-fiction a key skill is the ability to bring people to […]

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Tracey Thorn at Aye Write

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14 March, 2019 – 6 p.m. Mitchell Library, Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia In a 1970s commuter town, Tracey Thorn’s teenage life was forged from what failed to happen. Her diaries were packed with entries about not buying things and not going to the disco. Long before she would conquer the charts in Everything but […]

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Wee Write 2019

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2nd March, 2019 at The Mitchell Library See full Wee Write Programme Events Include Play Talk Read Bus 2nd Mar 2019  •  10:00AM – 4:00PM  •  Mitchell Library Jump aboard the ‘Play Talk Read’ bus, Benji, listen to stories, join in the rhymes, and get involved in some messy play.  Play Talk Read have lots […]

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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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