Aye Write 2020.

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12 – 29 March, 2020

Aye Write, Glasgow’s Book Festival, is back once again with a fabulous programme of fiction, politics, poetry, crime, thrillers, memoir, history, music and more.

The festival will celebrate the best in national, international and local writing with a stellar line up including: Maggie O’ Farrell, Val McDermid, Joanna Trollope, Bake-Off judge Prue Leith, Strictly Come Dancing’s Anton Du Beke, Michelin starred chef Tom Kerridge, actor and singer John Partridge, actor and comedian Greg McHugh.

A particular highlight will be a free celebration of the life and work of artist and author Alasdair Gray.

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Some of the most pressing issues in society today will be discussed, including: politics, weight-loss, Windrush, social media, feminism, the future of work, living sustainably and the climate emergency.

Wee Write Family Day will attract wee bookworms on Saturday 7 March, 2020.

Tickets on sale from 18 January, 2020

What’s On at Aye Write – peruse the programme

Neu Reekie at Aye Write

Saturday, 14 March, 2020 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. The Mitchell Library, North Street, G3 7DN Bill Drummond, Hollie McNish, Kirsty Logan, William Letford, Michael Pedersen & Kevin Williamson Aye Write is hosting the final live outing for Neu! Reekie!’s ‘After Curfew’ anthology. Leading the charge and your MC for the night is artist/provocateur Bill […]

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | Filed under: Aye Write 2020, Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Aye Write: Andrew Greig and Chris Agee

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12 March, 2020, 7.45 p.m. – 8.45 p.m. The Mitchell, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN Two writers celebrated for depictions of the natural world come together for a unique reading in the shadow of the mounting ecological crisis. Greig will read from his Scottish classic At the Loch of the Green Corrie and other prose. Agee […]

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Aye Write: Ferlie Leed – The Rhymer on his Hoalidays

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Saturday March 14th, 8pm The Scottish band FERLIE LEED celebrate the centenary of Edwin Morgan’s birth with an exuberant selection of his work as a translator. Although Morgan is well known as a poet in his own right, he had a vigorous career as a translator of poets from across Europe. Ferlie Leed have composed […]

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Friday, March 6, 2020 | Filed under: Aye Write 2020, Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Aye Write 2020: Humans of Scotland

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Wednesday 18 March,2020 – 6 p.m. _ 7 p.m. Waterstones, 53-157 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3EW Humans of Scotland is an inspiring storytelling project from the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE). Humans of Scotland puts the voices of disabled people, people living with long term conditions and unpaid carers at its heart. It […]

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Thursday, March 5, 2020 | Filed under: Aye Write 2020, Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Aye Write 2020: Memoirs and Confessions – Justified Sinners Speakeasy

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18 March, 2020 The Mitchell Library, North Street,  G3 7DN  6 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. Cheeky Besom Productions are Celebrating 250th Anniversary of James Hogg Dr Adrian Hunter, senior lecturer of English Studies at Stirling University said. “James Hogg is one of the great literary geniuses of the 19th century whose work is just as […]

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Aye Write:Claudia Hammond, The Art of Rest

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14th Mar 2020  •  3:00PM – 4:00PM The Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN Claudia Hammond discusses ‘The Rest Test’ – the largest global survey into rest ever undertaken. Today busyness has become a badge of honour. We want to say we’re busy, yet at the same time we feel exhausted. The Art of […]

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | Filed under: Aye Write 2020, Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Aye Write: Andrew Greig and Chris Agee

andrew greig and chris agee

12 March, 2020 7.45 p.m. The Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7ND Two writers celebrated for depictions of the natural world come together for a unique reading in the shadow of the mounting ecological crisis. Greig will read from his Scottish classic At the Loch of the Green Corrie and other prose. Agee will […]

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Aye Write: Stewart Ennis and Okechuwu Nzelu

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Saturday 21 March, 2020, 1.15 – 2.1 p.m. The Mitchell Library North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN Roland Gulliver, Director of the International Festival of Authors in Toronto introduces a pair of strikingly original debut novels. Blessed Assurance by Stewart Ennis is an exploration of family, friendship, faith, loneliness and grief, and the compromises that sometimes […]

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Aye Write: Bernardine Evaristo

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14th Mar 2020  •  4:45PM – 5:45PM  •  Mitchell Library Girl, Woman, Other explores Britain as it has never been told before. This is Britain as you’ve never seen it. This is Britain as it has never been told. From Newcastle to Cornwall, from the birth of the twentieth century to the teens of the […]

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Aye Write: Adam Rutherford, How to Argue with a Racist

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14th Mar 2020  •  1:15PM – 2:15PM  •  Mitchell Library Geneticist and Radio 4 presenter Adam Rutherford discusses his latest book. Race is real because we perceive it. Racism is real because we enact it. But the appeal to science to strengthen racist ideologies is on the rise – and increasingly part of the public […]

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Aye Write: Stuart Cosgrove with Recollective, Barrowland Ballads

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13th Mar 2020  •  7:45PM – 8:45PM  •  Mitchell Library Stuart Cosgrove in conversation with this artists collective about their year-long project on the beloved Barrowland Ballroom. Behind the blinking neon, at the very back of backstage, the artists of Recollective (Chris Leslie, Alison Irvine and Mitch Miller) spoke to musicians, stewards, cleaners, bar tenders, […]

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Aye Write: Ben Stewart and Oliver Knowles. Led By Donkeys

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13th Mar 2020  •  6:00PM – 7:00PM  •  Mitchell Library Led By Donkeys are seeking to highlight the hypocrisy of our politicians on Brexit Four friends armed with nothing more than ladders, roller brushes and a treasure trove of damning statements from our leaders slapped up the politicians’ biggest lies on billboards around the country, […]

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Aye Write 2020: Loved and Lost: Govanhill’s Built Heritage

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Bruce Downie and Paula Larkin, Govanhill’s Built Heritage 13th Mar 2020  •  6:00PM – 7:00PM  •  Mitchell Library Loved and Lost is a journey through the ever-changing landscape of Govanhill Loved and Lost is a journey through the ever-changing landscape of Govanhill. Explore the buildings, streets and places of Govanhill through the decades. From steamies […]

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