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Aye Write Glasgow’s Book Festival 2017

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9 – 19 March, 2017

Venues

The Mitchell Library, CCA, The Royal Concert Hall

Programme with a variety of events including:

Wee Write!
Family Days
Free Events
Writing Workshops and Masterclasses
Fiction and Non-Fiction
Music. History, Comedy and much more…

Two hundred authors including:

Richard Dannatt, Elaine C. Smith, Rev Richard Coles, Susan Calman, Peter Davison, Val McDermid, Vince Cable, Joanna Trollope, Ian Rankin, John Byrne, Miranda Sawyer, Sanjeev Kohli Jackie Kay, Alan Johnson, Tim Burgess, Sally Magnusson and Jo Nesbo

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Aye Write 2017: Introducing Debut Writers

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Apart from all the popular established authors in the Aye Write Programme you can find new authors destined to be the big names of the future. It’s always fun discovering new writers.  You will be fascinated hearing about their experience writing their debut books as they are introduced well known authors. Aye Write Introduces includes: […]

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Aye Write! Home Ground, new writing inspired by the Homeless Word Cup in Glasgow, 2016 review by Pat Byrne.

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It was full house for the launch of Aye Write, 2017, Home Ground, certain to be one of the most enjoyable and moving events of this year’s book festival. Home Ground is described as ‘a powerful and enduring collection of new writing from established authors, learners, students and tutors’ who have worked together in Glasgow […]

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Aye Write! Scottish Poetry Legends at National Library of Scotland Kelvinhall, 15 March, 2017

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National Library of Scotland, Kelvinhall International Sports Arena, 1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AW   6.30 p.m. Wednesday 15 March, 2017 Free event Professor Alan Riach from Glasgow University will present a personal selection from their archive of Scottish Poets on film which includes Liz Lochhead from the 1980s, Hugh MacDiarmid, even Maya Angelou on Burns. […]

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Aye Write! Chris Morgan Jones & Mick Herron – Our Kind of Spies, The Mitchell Library, 19th Mar 2017

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19th Mar 2017  •  6:30PM – 7:30PM  •  Mitchell Library In the wake of recent Le Carre adaptations of The Night Manager and Our Kind of Traitor, British espionage fiction is enjoying a bit of a renaissance. Here, we bring together two of the best writers in the genre. Chris Morgan Jones & Mick Herron […]

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Minoo Dinshaw & Andrew Hankinson – The Complexities of Biography, Mitchell Library, 11th Mar 2017 ,

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11th Mar 2017  •  4:45PM – 5:45PM  •  Mitchell Library Minoo Dinshaw and Andrew Hankinson are two authors who have written gripping and powerful portrayals of seemingly difficult biographical subjects… Minoo Dinshaw & Andrew Hankinson – The Complexities of Biography Two authors who have written gripping and powerful portrayals of seemingly difficult biographical subjects… Outlandish […]

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Aye Write! Chris Morgan Jones & Mick Herron – Our Kind of Spies, The Mitchell Library, 19th Mar 2017

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19th Mar 2017  •  6:30PM – 7:30PM  •  Mitchell Library In the wake of recent Le Carre adaptations of The Night Manager and Our Kind of Traitor, British espionage fiction is enjoying a bit of a renaissance. Here, we bring together two of the best writers in the genre. In the wake of recent Le […]

Read the full article: Aye Write! Chris Morgan Jones & Mick Herron – Our Kind of Spies, The Mitchell Library, 19th Mar 2017

Aye Write! Cathi Unsworth & Martin Cathcart Froden – London Noir, Mitchell Library, Wednesday 15 March, 2017

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15th Mar 2017  •  6:30PM – 7:30PM  •  Mitchell Library London in the 1920s and 1940s provides the setting for these two delicious servings of Noir, Cathi Unworth’s Without the Moon is set London during the long, dark days of the Blitz: a city outwardly in ruins, weakened by exhaustion and rationing. But behind the […]

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Aye Write! Alex Gray, Douglas Skelton & Les Wood – The Dear Gritty Place, Mitchell Library, 17th Mar 2017

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17th Mar 2017  •  7:45PM – 8:45PM  •  Mitchell Library Three top notch crime writers whose books are set in our fair city – Alex Gray, Douglas Skelton and Les Wood Three top notch crime writers whose books are set in our fair city. Alex Gray is an award-winning crime writer and the co-founder of […]

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Aye Write! Vince Cable – After the Storm,Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 12th Mar 2017

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12th Mar 2017  •  6:30PM – 7:30PM  •  Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Vince Cable’s After the Storm is a fascinating and urgent intervention from one of the key figures in British politics of the past two decades. Vince Cable’s bestselling book, The Storm, explored and explained the causes of the 2008 world economic crisis and […]

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Louise Wylie & Jan Patience – The Making of George Wyllie, CCA, 12th March 2017

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12th Mar 2017  •  1:15PM – 2:15PM  •  CCA The Making of George Wyllie has been co-written by his elder daughter, Louise Wyllie, and arts journalist Jan Patience. A fascinating insight into the great, quixotic life of George Wylie’ Alan Cumming The Making of George Wyllie has been co-written by his elder daughter, Louise Wyllie, […]

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Aye Write! Andrew Martin – Night Trains, Mitchell Library, 12th March 2017

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Andrew Martin – Night Trains 12th Mar 2017  •  1:15PM – 2:15PM  •  Mitchell Library In his book Night Trains, Andrew Martin attempts to relive the golden age of the great European sleeper trains by using their modern-day equivalents. Andrew Martin – Night Trains Night trains have long fascinated us with the possibilities of their […]

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Aye Write! Alan Bissett Introduces Luke Kennard & Katie Khan Mitchell Library 12 March, 2017

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Alan Bissett Introduces… Luke Kennard & Katie Khan 12th Mar 2017  •  1:15PM – 2:15PM  •  Mitchell Library G3 7ND Novelist and playwright Alan Bissett will be talking to Luke and Katie about their terrifically imaginative debut novels. Novelist and playwright Alan Bissett will be talking to Luke and Katie about their terrifically imaginative debut […]

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Aye Write! Glasgow: A Reading City, The Mitchell Library, 17 March, 2017.

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17th Mar 2017  •  4:00PM – 5:30PM  •  Mitchell Library Join doctoral students from the Universities of Glasgow, Strathclyde, Stirling and Glasgow Caledonian to hear about their latest research, and take part in the discussion on Glasgow’s love for books Glasgow: A Reading City Join doctoral students from the University of Glasgow, University of Strathclyde, […]

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Dianne Watters – St Peter’s, Cardross, Mitchell Library, 9th Mar 2017

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Diane Watters will present an illustrated talk which looks at the story of an architectural failure which morphed into a tragic modernist myth. For the past three decades, the ruin of St Peter’s College has sat, crumbling, graffiti snaking across its walls and nature reclaiming its concrete. It has gained a mythical, cult-like status among […]

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Christopher de Bellaigue – The Islamic Enlightenment, Mitchell Library, 18 March, 2017

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18th Mar 2017  •  3:00PM – 4:00PM  •  Mitchell Library Christopher de Bellaigue’s book shows us how to look beyond sensationalist headlines to foster a genuine understanding of modern Islam and Muslim culture. Christopher de Bellaigue – The Islamic Enlightenment The Muslim world has often been accused of a failure to modernise, reform and adapt. […]

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Kapka Kassabova & Garrett Carr – Hard Borders, Mitchell Library 18th Mar 2017

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18th Mar 2017  •  1:15PM – 2:15PM  •  Mitchell Library Kapka Kassabova and Garrett Carr will be discussing their very topical books about the eastern and western borders of the EU. Kapka Kassabova & Garrett Carr – Hard Borders When Kapka Kassabova was a child, the border zone between Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece was rumoured […]

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Travis Elborough & Malachy Tallack – Improbable Places and Undiscovered Islands, Aye Write! Mitchell Library, 18 March, 2017

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18th Mar 2017  •  11:30AM – 12:30PM  •  Mitchell Library Two young travel writers will be discussing their unusual books of improbable places and undiscovered islands. Travis Elborough & Malachy Tallack – Improbable Places and Undiscovered Islands In his Atlas of Improbable Places, Travis Elborough goes in search of the obscure and bizarre, the beautiful […]

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Aye Write! Helen Sedgewick and Kevin MacNeil – 404 INK A New Publisher for Scotland, The Mitchell Library, 9 March, 2017

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Helen Sedgewick and Kevin MacNeil – 404 INK A New Publisher for Scotland 9th Mar 2017  •  7:45PM – 8:45PM  •  Mitchell Library Publishers 404 Ink present a night of eclectic readings and entertainment from a selection of authors including Helen Sedgwick and Kevin MacNeil Helen Sedgewick and Kevin MacNeil – 404 INK A New […]

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Aye Write! Laurence Rees – The Holocaust: A New History, The Mitchell Library, 16th Mar 2017

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Laurence Rees – The Holocaust: A New History In conversation with J. David Simons 16th Mar 2017  •  7:45PM – 8:45PM  •  Mitchell Library Laurence Rees’s The Holocaust: A New History attempts to answer two of the most fundamental questions in history – how, and why, did the Holocaust happen? Laurence Rees’s The Holocaust: A […]

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Vaseem Khan & Abir Mukherjee – The Jewel in the Crime , Mitchell Library, 10th Mar 2017

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Vaseem Khan & Abir Mukherjee – The Jewel in the Crime 10th Mar 2017  •  6:00PM – 7:00PM  •  Mitchell Library This session brings together two young crime writers, Vaseem Khan and Abir Mukherjee who have chosen India as the setting for their novels. Vaseem Khan & Abir Mukherjee – The Jewel in the Crime […]

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Aye Write! Gulwali Passarlay – My Journey to Safety as a Child Refugee, CCA, 9th Mar 2017

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Gulwali Passarlay – My Journey to Safety as a Child Refugee 9th Mar 2017  •  7:45PM – 8:45PM  •  CCA In his extraordinary memoir The Lightless Sky Afghan refugee Gulwali Passarlay tells his story. Gulwali Passarlay – My Journey to Safety as a Child Refugee Gulwali Passarlay was sent away from Afghanistan at the age […]

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Aye Write! CL Taylor & Sarah Pinborough – Gripping Psychological Thrillers, Mitchell Library, 19th Mar 2017

CL Taylor & Sarah Pinborough – Gripping Psychological Thrillers 19th Mar 2017  •  3:00PM – 4:00PM  •  Mitchell Library CL Taylor and Sarah Pinborough will be reading from and discussing their gripping psychological thrillers. In CL Taylor’s The Missing, when fifteen-year-old Billy Wilkinson goes missing in the middle of the night, his mother, Claire, blames […]

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Chris Fleet & Margaret Wilkes – Scotland: Mapping the Islands, Mitchell Library, 19th Mar 2017

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Chris Fleet & Margaret Wilkes – Scotland: Mapping the Islands 19th Mar 2017  •  3:00PM – 4:00PM  •  Mitchell Library This stimulating and informative book reproduces some of the most beautiful and historically significant maps from the National Library of Scotland’s magnificent collection. Chris Fleet & Margaret Wilkes – Scotland: Mapping the Islands This stimulating […]

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Aye Write! Craig Robertson & Stav Sherez – Online Crime, Mitchell Library, 18th Mar 2017

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Craig Robertson & Stav Sherez – Online Crime 18th Mar 2017  •  8:15PM – 9:15PM  •  Mitchell Library The internet is constantly providing new opportunities for crime, and the parameters of what is possible are explored in these two topical crime novels. Craig Robertson & Stav Sherez – Online Crime The internet is constantly providing […]

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Aye Write! Mike Heron & Andrew Greig – Tuning Into the 1960s, The Mitchell Library, 18th Mar 2017

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Mike Heron & Andrew Greig – Tuning Into the 1960s 18th Mar 2017  •  8:15PM – 9:15PM  •  Mitchell Library This singular book offers two harmonising memoirs – Mike Heron writes vividly of his time in The Incredible String Band and Andrew Greig of being a schoolboy when he heard their songs. Mike Heron & […]

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Aye Write! David Hepworth – 1971 – Rock’s Golden Year, The Mitchell Library, 18th Mar 2017

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David Hepworth – 1971 – Rock’s Golden Year 18th Mar 2017  •  6:30PM – 7:30PM  •  Mitchell Library 1971 saw the release of more monumental albums than any year before – Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Marvin Gaye and Carole King. Legendary rock journalist David Hepworth will be here to tell […]

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Aye Write – Mary Edward & Michael Keating – A Wealthier, Fairer & More Diverse Scotland? The Mitchell Library, 19th Mar 2017

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Mary Edward & Michael Keating – A Wealthier, Fairer & More Diverse Scotland? 19th Mar 2017  •  4:45PM – 5:45PM  •  Mitchell Library How can Scotland use its new and existing powers to create a brighter economic and socially inclusive future? Mary Edward & Michael Keating – A Wealthier, Fairer & More Diverse Scotland? How […]

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Aye Write – John Burnside – New Poetry and Prose, The Mitchell Library, 19th Mar 2017

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John Burnside – New Poetry and Prose Aye Write 19th Mar 2017  •  6:30PM – 7:30PM  •  Mitchell Library For Aye Write this year we have two new books from John Burnside – A poetry collection Still Life with Feeding Snake, and a novel Ashland & Vine. John Burnside – New Poetry and Prose It’s […]

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Wee Write 2017 – Saturday 25 February and Saturday 4 March, 2017

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Wee Write! Family Days Sat 25th February and Sat 4th March 2017 0141 287 2999 www.ayewrite.com/weewrite/ The Mitchell Libary, G3 7DN Two Wee Write Family Days this year. Double the fun! The Wee Write! Family Days include “The Glasgow Gruffalo” with Elaine C. Smith, a celebration of the Harry Potter novels and the latest adventure […]

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Aye Write 2017: Sara Sheridan & J. David Simons – Compelling and Complex Characters, CCA 9 March, 2017

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9th March 2017  •  6:00PM – 7:00PM  •  CCA Join these two prize-winning authors as they read from and discuss their latest novels. Sara Sheridan was named one of the Saltire Society’s 365 Most Influential Scottish Women, past and present and will be talking about her most recent novel On Starlit Seas which follows celebrated […]

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