Books, Talks, Poetry Events.

Books, talks and poetry events. Glasgow has everything on offer for lovers of literature, including major book festivals, book launches, poetry slams and spoken word open mics.

Plenty to choose from with events showcasing new talent as well as acclaimed writers and poets.

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

aye write celebration of community writing

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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Book Launch: Welcome to the Heady Heights by David Ross

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Wednesday 20 March, 2019 Waterstones Welcome back David Ross with his fantastic new novel Welcome to the Heady Heights. This event is free to attend but please register via link. A hilarious, dark and heart-warming drama about the elusivity of stardom, in an age when `making it’ was `having it all’ … `A real new […]

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

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

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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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

Launch of The Blame Game C.J. Cooke

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Tuesday 19 March, 2019 John Smith’s Bookshop, University of Glasgow Join us to celebrate the publication of Carolyn Jess-Cooke’s new novel THE BLAME GAME (as CJ Cooke) on Tues 19th March at John Smith’s Bookshop! Chaired by Louise Welsh, Carolyn – who convenes the MLitt Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow – will talk […]

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Saturday, March 16, 2019 | Filed under: 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 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

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: 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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Aye Write: Monisha Rajesh

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15th March 2019  •  6:00PM – 7:00PM  •  Mitchell Library Around the World in 80 Trains When Monisha Rajesh announced plans to circumnavigate the globe in eighty train journeys, she was met with wide-eyed disbelief. But it wasn’t long before she was carefully plotting a route that would cover 45,000 miles from London’s St Pancras […]

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Thursday, March 14, 2019 | Filed under: Aye Write Book Festival 2019, Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Evening of discussion: poetry and film with Sawsan Al-Areeqe

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Thursday 28 March 2019 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. University of Glasgow Andrew Stewart Cinema, Gilmorehill Halls, 9 University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ An award-winning poet and filmmaker, Al-Areeqe is the recipient of the prestigious Artist Protection Fund Fellowship, hosted by the University of Glasgow in 2018/19. In celebration of her creative work as visiting Fellow, Al-Areeqe will share poetry […]

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, Cinema

The German Revolution: Expressionist Prints Lunchtime Talks Programme

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6 March – 29 May 2019 ≠ 1.00pm Hunterian Art Gallery Admission free Wednesdays until 29 May for a special programme of ten minute lunchtime talks inspired by The German Revolution: Expressionist Prints exhibition. 6 March 2019   13 March 2019 The German Revolution and Life Reform Sabine Wieber, History of Art 20 March 2019 Georg Heym’s […]

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Margaret Atwood – Live in Cinemas

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10 September, 2019 GFT On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait is over…. The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed. The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor. The publication of Atwood’s The […]

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, Cinema

Living with Words, Finn’s Place

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Friday 10th May, 7.30pm | £8/£6 conc An Evening Of Words, Music and Song with Steve Reilly and Linda Jaxson Finn’s Place, 167 Ledard Road, Glasgow G42 9QU Poetry, wine, music, and so much more. The host for the evening, Dr. Linda Jackson, will also introduce readings by Glasgow writers. Music will be provided by […]

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Monday, March 11, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, Gig Guide

Janice Galloway Words into Pictures

janice galloway words into pictures

Tuesday, 12 March, 2019 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Scottish Writers Centre Join the Scottish Writers’ Centre as writer Janice Galloway leads a writing workshop on the idea of a place – with discussion revolving around how words make pictures (and vice versa). Tickets cost £5/3, at Eventbrite or on the door. This event is […]

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Sunday, March 10, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, Classes and Workshops

Poet Nadine Aisha Jassat at Creative Conversations

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Monday 11 March 2019, 1 – 2 p.m. Free & Open to the Public University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ Nadine Aisha Jassat (Nadine Aisha) is a writer, creative practitioner and educator in the field of challenging Gender -Based Violence, known for combining the creative arts with […]

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‘I Say Nothing’ Kelvingrove – introduction by Christine Borland

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Tuesday 12 March, 2019 – 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Scottish artist Christine Borland will discuss her new artwork, ‘I Say Nothing’, co-commissioned by Glasgow Museums and 14-18 NOW, with Art Fund support. Part of nationwide centenary commemorations, the installation was made in response to Glasgow Museums’ World War I […]

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Aye Write: Peter Conradi and Mark Logue

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Sunday 17th March, 2019 – 6.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. The King’s War Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN The George VI broadcast that formed the climax of the multi Oscar-winning film The King’s Speech – was the product of years of hard work with the speech therapist Lionel Logue. Yet the relationship between […]

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Saturday, March 9, 2019 | Filed under: Aye Write Book Festival 2019, Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Aye Write 2019 Brian Allaway

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Firefighters of Belfast Sunday 17th March, 2019, 3:00-4:00pm Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN Belfast firefighters responded to every incident during the Troubles, wherever it was located, seeing the best and worst of humanity. The years 1969 to 1994 were particularly difficult for Northern Ireland, and they would test the firefighters to their limits. Firefighters […]

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Friday, March 8, 2019 | Filed under: Aye Write Book Festival 2019, Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Aye Write 2019 – Bethan Roberts & Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott

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Presley & Capote: Musical and Literary Icons Sunday 17th March, 2019 Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN 8:00-9:00pm From the moment she first holds him, after his twin brother is stillborn, Gladys Presley loves her son Elvis ferociously. Graceland by Bethan Roberts is a heart-breaking portrait of a mother’s love and a son’s devotion. When […]

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Public Lecture ‘On Blackness and Borders’ University of Glasgow

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Tuesday 19 March 2019, 4-6pm Professor Kaiama Glover, Columbia University Public Lecture: ‘On Blackness and Borders’ Launch event of the new Arts Lab theme Decolonizing Glasgow and the Post/Colonial Led by Rachel Douglas, Christine Whyte, Stephen Mullen Yudowitz Lecture Theatre, Wolfson Medical Building, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ Abstract This lecture considers the ways in […]

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Aye Write presents Doddie Weir

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Sunday, 24 March, 2019 1.15 p.m. – 2.15 p.m. Glasgow Concert Hall,  2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3NY In a rugby career which had huge highs and shocking lows, Doddie Weir faced some of the greatest players in the game, from Jonny Wilkinson to Jonah Lomu, Brian O’Driscoll to Scott Quinnell and Martin Johnson to […]

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Thursday, March 7, 2019 | Filed under: Aye Write Book Festival 2019, Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Book Launch, Poets Republic Joy Hendry and Katy Ewing

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Saturday March 2, 7-9pm. Book publishing debut and to skull our wine at the launch of Bearings 1 – poems by Joy Hendry and Katy Ewing. Tell it Slant, Project Cafe, 134 Renfrew St, Glasgow G3 6ST Event on Facebook

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Friday, March 1, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Angus Peter Campbell / Aonghas Phàdraig Caimbeul, Creative Conversations

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Monday 04 March 2019, 1 – 2 p.m. Free & Open to the Public University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ www.gla.ac.uk/events/creativeconversations/ Angus Peter Campbell (Aonghas Phàdraig Caimbeul) was born on the Island of South Uist. He graduated in Politics and History from the University of Edinburgh, and […]

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Thursday, February 28, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

From Writing to Publishing: Creating A Literary Anthology

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With Ruby McCann 23 April, 2019, 7 – 10.30 p.m. Do you want to publish an anthology? There are ingredients and elements that are essential for keeping your budget low that will allow your anthology to be original. The reasons and methods for publishing anthologies are endless. Writer and sometimes publisher, Ruby McCann has gathered […]

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Poet Sophie Collins at Creative Conversations

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Monday 25 February 2019 1 – 2 p.m. University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ Creative Conversations Sophie Collins grew up in Bergen, North Holland, and is a lecturer in Creative Writing at Glasgow University. She is co-editor of tender, an online arts quarterly, and editor of Currently […]

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

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