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Aye Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival 2015


Celebrating 10 years of Aye Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival

17 – 25 April, 2015

Aye Write Programme

Jim Sillars Launches In Place of Failure Aye Write 14th September 2015

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14th Sep 2015  •  6:30PM – 7:30PM  •  Mitchell Library One year on from Scotland’s historic independence referendum, writer and campaigner Jim Sillars introduces In Place of Failure, urging that we prepare now for our next appointment with Scotland’s destiny. £5 Buy tickets online Or buy tickets from our box office on 0141 353 8000 […]

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An Evening with Janice Galloway, Aye Write 29 September, 2015

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6:30PM – 7:30PM  •  Mitchell Library One of Scotland’s foremost writers reads from and talks about her first collection of short stories for five yearsAn Evening with Janice Galloway One of Scotland’s foremost writers, Janice’s novels The Trick is to Keep Breathing, Foreign Parts, and Clara have all been critical and commercial successes,  as has […]

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An Evening with Philippa Gregory Aye Write 20th Aug 2015

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6:00PM – 7:00PM  •  Mitchell Library Best selling author Philippa Gregory introduces her latest book in the Tudor Court Series.An Evening with Philippa Gregory Perhaps best renowned for ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’, the best selling Philippa Gregory is celebrating the launch of her latest book in the Tudor Court Series, in which she has described […]

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An Evening with William Boyd Aye Write 3rd September 2015

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6:30PM – 7:30PM  •  Mitchell Library Aye Write! presents acclaimed author William Boyd as he discusses his life and work, and introduces his latest novel, Sweet Caress.An Evening with William Boyd Acclaimed author William Boyd joins us to discuss his life and work, and to introduce his latest novel, Sweet Caress, a heart-wrenching tale of […]

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An Audience with David Mitchell Aye Write 15th Aug 2015

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An Audience with David Mitchell 15th Aug 2015  •  2:00PM – 3:00PM  •  Mitchell Library Award-winning author David Mitchell talks about his impressive back-catalogue of critically acclaimed novels including Ghostwritten, Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks. £4 Buy tickets onlineOr buy tickets from our box office on 0141 353 8000 The Mitchell Library, North St, […]

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Aye Write, 2015. John Lister-Kaye – review by Maggie Graham.

Chaired by Jim Crumley. Sir John Lister-Kaye is one of Britain’s best-known nature conservationists. The author of nine books on wildlife and the environment, which include From The hearth, Nature’s Child and At The Water’s Edge and his latest; Gods of The Morning: A Birds Eye View Of A Highland Year, which is set in […]

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Aye Write: A Duo of Debut Authors – Sue Lawrence and Kate Tough review Mary Irvine

A duo of debut authors, Sue Lawrence and Kate Tough. Include the literary agent, Jenny Brown, and the trio was complete for the presentation of ‘Female Friendships in Fiction’. Having worked in the Scottish parliament for some years Kate turned her attention to fiction. Is there a connection there?  Her debut novel is ‘Head for […]

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Aye Write 2015 Competition

Aye Write Customer Survey Win a £100 gift card If you didn’t manage to complete a paper copy of the survey during Aye Write here’s another chance, with the online version. Take a few minutes to let us know what you thought of this year’s festival and you’ll have the opportunity to enter a prize […]

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Aye Write: Showcase of Debut Authors, Sara Baume and Margaret Montgomery

Review by Ciara MacLaverty Tramp Press and Cargo Publishing have enticing names in the world of independent publishers. They sound hip and intriguing, as if they know how to bag a cult novel when they find one. In this Aye Write Showcase their debut authors – Sara Baume (Tramp) and Margaret Montgomery (Cargo) exude a […]

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Sexology Season, Glasgow 18 April – 31 July 2015

  Various venues across Glasgow 18 April – 31 July 2015 Explore sexology, the interdisciplinary study of human sexuality, through this eclectic season of 37 events. Our partners are Glasgow Women’s Library, The Arches (Behaviour Festival), conFAB, Fun Palaces and Aye Write Festival . The programme offers something for anyone prepared to undress their mind and […]

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Aye Write 2015: The Midnight Letterbox: Selected Correspondence of Edwin Morgan review by Maggie Graham

Maggie Graham John Coyle & James McGonigal: The Midnight Letterbox: Selected Correspondence of Edwin Morgan. Chaired by Jim Carruth. As the editors of Edwin Morgan’s correspondence, John Coyle and James McGonigal could have made this event a dry academic treatise, but it was much more. McGonigal who studied with Morgan at Glasgow University, is his […]

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Aye Write 2015: Kate Hamer & Lisa O’Donnell: Family Secrets, Fri 24 April

6:00PM – 7:00PM   Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow Two authors visit Aye Write! for the first time to discuss their new work.Kate Hamer & Lisa O’Donnell: Family Secrets Lisa O’Donnell won the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize with her last novel ‘The Death of Bees’ and her latest, ‘Closed Doors’, is set in Rothesay and is […]

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Aye Write 2015 Free Events

Free Events ​ Aye Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival is delighted to host this series of free and community events that will be running throughout the festival. Glasgow’s Learning will present a series named If I Could, I Would… with workshops and talks celebrating adult learners writing. We welcome back Amnesty International for their popular talks […]

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Aye Write 23 April: Jackie Kay, Zoe Strachan, Allan Radcliffe & Kerry Hudson: Out There – Scottish LGBT Writing

23rd Apr 2015  •  6:00PM – 7:00PM   The Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow Contributors to the first new anthology of LGBT writing from Scotland in over a decade share some of the highlights ‘Out There’ is the first new anthology of LGBT writing from Scotland in over a decade. By turns provocative, moving and hilarious, […]

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Poetry Events Aye Write 2015

There’s a brilliant selection of poetry events to choose from at Aye Write All events at The Mitchell Library – tickets now on sale.    Friday 17th April – 7.30pm John Coyle & James McGonigal: The Midnight Letterbox: Selected Correspondence of Edwin Morgan Saturday 18th 4.30pm Kei Miller, Malika Booker and Rachel Mars: Sex in […]

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Aye Write 2015, James Morton – review by Mary Irvine

Did you know that medium eggs weigh c. 55grms? I didn’t but I do now, thanks to the talk given to a large and receptive audience at the Aye Write! festival on Saturday, April 18th by James Morton. James, who qualifies as a doctor this year and was runner-up in the 2012 Great British Bake-off, […]

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Aye Write: John Mackay – The Books That Made Me – 18 April, 2015

John MacKay: The Books That Made Me Aye Write 18th Apr 2015  •  12:00PM – 1:00PM   The  Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow One of STV’s most familiar faces talks about the books which have most inspired him throughout his life Journalist, broadcaster and novelist, John MacKay has been a familiar face on our TV screens […]

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Aye Write: Bill Oddie, Unplucked, 22nd April, 2015

Bill Oddie: Unplucked 22nd Apr 2015  •  6:00PM – 7:00PM   The Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow The face (and voice) of mainstream birdwatching in Britain (and former Goodie) comes to Aye Write to discuss his recent work Bill Oddie has been the voice and face of birding broadcasting for more than three decades. Those of […]

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Aye Write: Philip Miller & Matthew Plampin: The ‘Art’ of Fiction 18th Apr 2015

Philip Miller & Matthew Plampin: The ‘Art’ of Fiction 18th Apr 2015  •  12:00PM – 1:00PM   The Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow A discussion of fine art in Fiction from the author of Will & Tom and The Herald’s Arts Correspondent Philip Miller, the arts correspondent for The Herald has published his debut novel ‘The […]

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Aye Write: sex in the afternoon. Kei Miller, Malika Booker and Rachel Mars 18 April

Kei Miller, Malika Booker and Rachel Mars: Sex in the Afternoon 18th Apr 2015  •  4:30PM – 5:30PM   The  Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow How can we express our desires? What stops us? Sex in all its joy, pain and glory at Aye Write! Join Forward Prize winning writer Kei Miller, spoken word and multidisciplinary […]

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Competition Aye Write: Win two pairs of tickets for Helen Lederer Sat. 18 April

Helen Lederer – Losing it Win two pairs of tickets for Helen Lederer’s event on Saturday 18th April at 7.30pm Question:  What was the name of Helen’s character in Absolutely Fabulous?A)     CatalinaB)      CatrionaC)      Camilla Please send your answer on an email with the subject ‘Helen Lederer competition’ to ayewrite@glasgowlife.org.uk entries must be received by Monday 13th April. […]

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Ex Libris Book Fair The Mitchell Library, Saturday 18 April, 2015

Ex Libris Book Fair The Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow Saturday 18 April 12 – 6pm Free event – drop in We are pleased to welcome the Ex Libris Book Fair to the Mitchell Library foyer. Organised by Ess Publications and Generator Publications and featuring small presses, indie comic creators, and artist book makers, Ex […]

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Aye Write 2015: St Mungo’s Mirrorball: Open Mic Poetry Corner

St Mungo’s Mirrorball: Open Mic Poetry Corner 24th Apr 2015  •  6:30PM – 7:30PM     Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN Glasgow’s Poetry Network and Glasgow’s Poet Laureate, Jim Carruth, host their popular open mic session St Mungo’s Mirrorball – Glasgow’s Poetry Network – and Jim Carruth (Poet Laureate for Glasgow) host their popular […]

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Owen Dudley Edwards & David Torrance, The Mitchell, 28 March

Owen Dudley Edwards & David Torrance The Psyche of Political Leaders Saturday 28 March, 20151.30-2.30pm | £9 (plus transaction fee)* The Mitchell Library How well do we know our political leaders? Can we trust them to do the right thing on our behalf? Do we and they fully or even adequately understand the complexities of […]

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Polly Toynbee and David Walker, Write On!

Polly Toynbee & David Walker Cameron’s Coup: How the Tories took Britain to the Brink Write On! Saturday 28 March, 2015 4.30 – 5.30pm The Mitchell, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN As we prepare for a new government we welcome back two of our finest commentators to deliver their verdict on the Conservative led coalition. […]

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Write On! The Mitchell, 28 March, 2015

A Day of Engagement and Debate Saturday 28 March, 2015 The Mitchell Aye Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival always engages with the big issues. Current affairs and social themes run through our programming ever year, and the passion and erudition of our audiences ensures that these events are never anything less than lively, at times challenging, […]

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Celebrating the Centenary of the Glasgow Rent Strikes

Maria Fyfe & J.David SimonsCelebrating the Centenary of the Glasgow Rent StrikesSaturday 28 March, 201512.00 – 13.00 The Mitchell Library ​April 1915 saw a mass organized protest of more than 30,000 Glaswegian tenants, as they refused to pay the crippling increases imposed on them by their landlords. At the forefront of these peaceful demonstrations were […]

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Aye Write 2015: Wee Write! Family Day, Saturday 7 March, 2015

Family Fun Day on 7 March is part of Wee Write!, book festival for children and young people. It includes ticketed events such as It’s Katie Morag with Mairi Hedderwick, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Show and a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party alongside a host of free sessions and drop-in activities for kids and […]

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Aye Write Announces 2015 dates and Bob McDevitt – new guest programmer

17th – 25th April, 2015 ​Aye Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival announces 2015 dates and new guest programmer ‘Aye Write! Glasgow’s premier book festival will return for its tenth year from 17th – 25th April 2015, with a new guest programmer at the helm, Bob McDevitt.  The festival will bring more than 100 renowned authors and […]

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