Tracey Thorn at Aye Write
14 March, 2019 – 6 p.m.
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 the Girl, Tracey was a typical teenager – bored and cynical. Her only comfort came from house parties, meaningful conversations and the female pop icons who hinted at a new kind of living.
With her trademark wit and insight, Thorn reconsiders the Green Belt postwar dream so many writers and artists have mocked, and where so many have come from.
Chaired by Janet Smyth of the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
0141 353 8000
The Mitchell Library, North St, Glasgow G3 7DN
This section: Aye Write Book Festival 2019, Books, Talks, Poetry Events
- School for Civic Imagination CCA
- Aye Write presents Paul Mason
- Margaret Atwood – Live in Cinemas
- Joe Hullait, Scot Squad Writer at QMU
- Creative Conversations, Kathleen Winter
- New Writings Showcase, Scottish Writers’ Centre
- Ian Macpherson, Comedy Writing Workshop
- Chris Brookmyre, Aye Write
- Poetry at The Parlour Glasgow West End
- Speakin Cajun CCA
- The Red Light Zone by Jeff Zycinski – Jeff and Suzie Talk Radio
- Aye Write 2019! Sara Sheridan introduces Anne Griffin and Anstey Harris
- Sleaford Mods, CCA screening and Q and A
- White Shroud by Antanas Skema – music and words with Merope
- Book launch, readings and music at Avant Garde
- Book Event ‘Resurrection Men’ by David Craig
- Aye Write 2019! Frank Tallis and Laura Mucha
- Aye Write: Emily Cutts with Carol Craig
- Aye Write 2019! Daniel Smith
- Aye Write 2019! Malachy Tallack and Madeline Bunting