Aye Write 2022
6 – 22 May, 2022 – across three weekends
Aye Write and Wee Write book festivals return to Glasgow with live author events
Wee Write Festival will run from 25 – 30 April, 2022
The Aye Write book festival will this year return to its home of Glasgow’s Mitchell Library for a live programme of events.
This 17th edition of Aye Write sees the festival return to Glasgow’s Mitchell Library for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic moved the 2021 programme online. This year’s festival will feature more than two-hundred author talks and panels with some events also taking place at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall and Tramway.
Some of what’s on offer at Aye Write 2022
Ahead of the full programme being announced and tickets going on sale on 25 March, organisers of Aye Write have given a hint of what this year’s festival has to offer, including:
Olivier Award-winning actress turned novelist Celia Imrie; journalist, rap artist, social commentator and bestselling Orwell Prize-winning author Darren McGarvey; journalist and broadcaster Sarfraz Manzoor, Scottish crime royalty Val McDermid and Ian Rankin; outspoken MP Jess Phillips; musicians Bobby Gillespie and Tracey Thorn; DJ and now novelist Annie Macmanus, and veteran BBC journalist Justin Webb.
Damon Galgut, last year’s Booker Prize winner for The Promise, will lead the line-up of the Aye Write digital programme, which will run alongside the main programme of live, in-person events at the Mitchell Library.
Wee Write Programme
This year’s Wee Write programme, suitable for all ages, will include Horrid Henry author Francesca Simon, a celebration of 25 years of Harry Potter Magic with illustrator Jonny Duddle, and a special appearance by classic children’s favourite The Gruffalo.
Aye Write programmer, Bob McDevitt, said: “We could not be more delighted to announce our return to the celebrated Mitchell Library, and it promises to be a return full of all the bookish treats that our loyal Aye Write audience has come to expect.
“If the pandemic taught us anything, it is that we should value, perhaps above all else, the ability to exchange our experiences and stories, face-to-face, within a shared space. No technology – no matter now impressive – can replicate that.
“This year, we are more excited than ever to invite audiences back into our city’s shared space of the unparalleled Mitchell Library to celebrate our reunion.”
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- Blind Ambition at Glasgow Film Theatre
- Eric Ravilious: Drawn To War at GFT
- Notre Dame On Fire at GFT
- Nightclubbing: The Birth of Punk Rock in New York City
- The Harder They Come – 50th Annivesary
- Break the Cycle of Homelessness with Social Bite
- Occupy! Occupy! Occupy! – graphic novel launch
- Govanhill’s Got Talent
- Mary Irvine’s Blog: Review – The Way Home by Robin Scott-Elliot
- Beyond the Rainbow (100th Birthday Celebration for Judy Garland)
- CINE(STHESIA )- Last Day of the Trams
- Raw Poetry at Scottish Writers Centre
- Govanhill International Carnival and Parade
- Sea Change Film Festival 2022
- Friends of Peoples Palace & Winter Garden at Glasgow Green Fun Day
- The Rhynie Station: Grunnit Spring by Ian R. Mitchell
- Where The Crawdads Sing at GFT
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans + introduction
- Hit the Road at Glasgow Film Theatre