Aye Write Book Festival 2022.

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Aye Write and Wee Write book festivals return to Glasgow with live author events. Aye Write will take place at Mitchell Library with events also at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall and the Tramway. 

Aye Write will take place on 6 – 22 May, 2022 – across three weekends

This will be the  17th Aye Write Festival seeing a welcome return to Glasgow’s Mitchell Library for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic meant the programme was online.

This year’s festival will feature more than two-hundred author talks and panel.s The full programmes will be available on the Aye Write website from Friday 25 March, when tickets will also go on sale.

Aye Write: Prof Dame Sue Black ‘The Books that Made Me

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Review by Mary Irvine A near-full Main Auditorium of the Mitchell library enthusiastically greeted a very popular speaker who was to be interviewed by broadcaster Clare English on the six books that have played a significant part in the life of Professor Sue Black. Sue also has a very long list of other titles and […]

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Aye Write: The Kavya Prize

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Saturday, 21 May, 2022 at 8 p.m. The Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN The Kavya Prize aims to celebrate published work and new writing by Scotland’s ethnically diverse communities. The first winner of the Kavya Prize will be announced at the Aye Write Event on 21st May. Founded by Indian-born Scottish author Leela […]

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Aye Write: Graeme Thomson with John Dingwall

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Themes for Great Cities: A New History of Simple Minds Thursday, 19th May, 2022 at 8 p.m. The Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN Buy tickets An illuminating new biography of one of Britain’s most influential bands, written with the full cooperation of Simple Minds Nobody owes us anything, but the Simple Minds story […]

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Aye Write: Beyond the Swelkie

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Sunday 8 May, 2022 at 6.30 p.m. The Mitchell, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN A Celebration of the Centenary of George Mackay Brown in poetry and prose. ‘Beyond the Swelkie’ is a collection of poetry and prose in English, Scots and Gaelic celebrating the centenary of George Mackay Brown. Its contributors are based in Orkney […]

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Aye Write 2022: Scotland’s future. Gerry Hassan, Joyce McMillan & Prof Tanja Bueltmann chaired by Simon Barrow

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Thursday 19 May, 2022 at 8 p.m. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3NY A welcome back to Aye Write in person after last year’s successful digital event. The session will be chaired by Simon Barrow who is the Director of Ekklesia, the beliefs, politics and ethics think-tank. Discussing the future of […]

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Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair 2022

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Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair provides a superb opportunity for you to view and buy works of art from art galleries and professional artists from across Scotland and the UK. Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG Following a two year pause due to the pandemic the event continues to showcase the creative talents of […]

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Aye Write: MORE FIYA: A Celebration of Black British Poetry with Kayo Chingonyi, Janette Ayachi and Dean Atta

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Thursday 19 May, 2022 at 6.30 p.m. The Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN One of our new poets form last year returns with an excellent new anthology of black British voices. In this blistering anthology, poet, editor and DJ Kayo Chingonyi (author of A Blood Condition, SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA POETRY AWARD) brings […]

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Aye Write 2022: Introducing Debut Authors

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Aye Write, Glasgow’s Book Festival has a brilliant programme of events including many well known personalities and successful authors. It’s also great to discover new writers and some of my favourite events are those where panels of debut authors are given the opportunity to talk about their new books. This year’s events include: 8 May, […]

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Aye Write: Douglas Bruton introduces…Kenny Boyle, Claire Alexander, Adrian Keefe and Charlie Roy

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Saturday 7 May, 2022 at 1.15 p.m. Mitchell Library, North Street, G3 7DN Douglas Bruton, introduces Aye Write 2022’s first panel of excellent debut writers. Douglas Bruton, who was recently longlisted for The Walter Scott Prize for his novel Blue Postcards will be in the chair to introduce this varied panel of debut writers: Kenny Boyle – The […]

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Aye Write: Karen Campbell Introduces… Kirsty Capes, Louise Nealon and Emily Edwards

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Saturday 14 May, 2022 at 11.30 a.m. Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN The celebrated Scottish author Karen Campbell introduces this panel of debut writers. Kirsty Capes – Careless Sometimes it’s easy to fall between the cracks. At 3.04 p.m. on a hot, sticky day in June, Bess finds out she’s pregnant. She could tell her social […]

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Aye Write: Matthew Keeley Introduces… Liam Konemann, Julie Owen Moylan and James Cahill

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Saturday 21 May 2022 at 4.45 p.m. Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN Glasgow-based writer and teacher Matthew Keeley introduces this panel of debut writers. Liam Konemann’s The Arena of the Unwell follows 22-year-old Noah as he is drawn into the co-dependent relationship of two older men in the indie music scene. After a gig by […]

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Aye Write: Ambrose Parry – A Corruption of Blood

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Friday 13 May, 2022 at 8 p.m. Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN The latest novel in this gripping historical series from husband and wife team Chris Brookmyre & Marisa Haetzman. Dr Will Raven is a man seldom shocked by human remains, but even he is disturbed by the contents of a package washed […]

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Aye Write: Aye Write: Louise Welsh Introduces Sukh Ojla, Claire Kohda and Ryan O’Connor

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Thursday 12 May, 2022 – 8 p.m. event cancelled Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN Novelist, librettist and Professor of creative writing, Louise Welsh introduces this panel of debut writers. Sukh Ojla – Sunny Sunny is the queen of living a double life. To her friends, she’s the entertaining, eternally upbeat, single one, always on […]

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Aye Write: Louise Welsh Introduces Sukh Ojla, Claire Kohda and Ryan O’Connor

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Thursday 12 May, 2022 – 8 p.m. Novelist, librettist and Professor of creative writing, Louise Welsh introduces this panel of debut writers.   Sukh Ojla – Sunny Sunny is the queen of living a double life. To her friends, she’s the entertaining, eternally upbeat, single one, always on hand to share hilarious and horrifying date stories. […]

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Aye Write: Claire Askew introduces…Siobhan MacGowan, Amen Alonge and Robert Gold

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Sunday 8 May, 2022 – 6.30 p.m. The award-winning crime writer and poet Claire Askew introduces this panel of crime and thriller debuts. Siobhan MacGowan – The Trial of Lotta Rae Lotta Rae is a young working-class woman who is viciously attacked by a wealthy gentleman. Lotta’s family are firm believers in justice, so Lotta makes […]

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Aye Write 2022: Rodge Glass introduces…Kasim Ali, Ashley Hickson-Lovence and Catherine Prasifka

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Sunday 8 May, 2022 – 4.45 p.m. Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN The novelist, biographer and creative writing professor Rodge Glass introduces this panel of debut writers. Kasim Ali – Good Intentions A heart-wrenching and beautifully told debut novel about love, family obligation and finding your way. Nur and Yasmina are in love. They’ve been […]

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Aye Write 2022 – Andy Arnold with Kirstin Innes and David Bratchpiece Brickwork: A Biography of the Arches

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Friday 6 May, 2022 at 8 p.m. Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN Nightclub, theatre, creative hub, party place, The Arches was one of the most important venues in Scotland. In 1991, former punk-turned-theatre director Andy Arnold walked into the disused red brick Victorian railway arches underneath Glasgow’s Central Station and immediately saw the […]

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Wee Write 2022

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Wee Write Book Festival in Glasgow Monday 25 to Friday 29 April, 2022 Saturday 30 April will see the return of Wee Write Family Day. Six days of inspiring, fun-packed events for little people with big imaginations. Live In-Person Events Return Returning for live in-person events for the first time since 2019 due to the […]

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Aye Write 2022, Graeme Macrae Burnet ‘Case Study’

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15 May, 2022 – 3 p.m. Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN Book tickets The Booker-shortlisted author returns with his critically lauded new novel, Case Study. Case Study Treasure Hunt Challenge 14 April – Paperback Launch London, 1965. An unworldly young woman believes that a charismatic psychotherapist, Collins Braithwaite, has driven her sister to suicide. […]

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Aye Write: Val McDermid with Ruth Wishart – 1979

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12 May, 2022 at 8 p.m. The latest best-seller from Scotland’s Queen of Crime and the start of a new series. 1979. It’s the winter of discontent, and Allie Burns is chasing her first big scoop. One of few women in the newsroom, she needs something explosive for the boys’ club to take her seriously. […]

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Aye Write 2022 – Ian Rankin, The Dark Remains

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22 May, 2022, 6.30 p.m. Aye Write Glasgow’s Book Festival Tramway 25 Albert Dr, Glasgow G41 2PE Tickets Ian Rankin and William McIlvanney join forces for the first ever case of DI Laidlaw, Glasgow’s original gritty detective. McIlvanney was a huge inspiration to Rankin and the creator of Rebus completes his idol’s last, unfinished novel. […]

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Aye Write 2022 – Bobby Gillespie

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7 May, 2022, 9.30 p.m. Tenement Kid Book Event  Aye Write Glasgow’s Book Festival The Mitchell Library North St, Glasgow G3 7DN Tickets Hear Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie reading from his memoir taking him from Glasgow tenement to the release of the iconic Screamadelica. Bobby will be signing copies of his book Tenement Kid […]

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Aye Write 2022: George Monbiot

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Thursday 19 May, 2022 at 6.30 p.m. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3NY Rengensis: Feeding the World without Devouring the Planet The fearless journalist on how we must transform not only our food system but our entire relationship to the living world.   Farming is the world’s greatest cause of environmental […]

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Wee Write 2022

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Family Day 30 April,2022, 10 a.m. until 4p.m. Tickets for the fabulous Wee Write Family Day are on sale now! Check the programme and book – many events free. At The Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN A fun packed day of songs and rhymes, storytelling, creative play and loads more! Celebrate Harry Potter […]

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Sarah Smith and Louise Welsh at Aye Write 2022

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Saturday, 14 May, 2022, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. The Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN Two beautifully written thrillers feature at this session. Thrilling and atmospheric, Louise Welsh’s The Second Cut delves into the dark side of twenty-first century Glasgow. Twenty years on from his appearance in The Cutting Room, Rilke is still walking a moral tightrope […]

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Aye Write 2022

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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 […]

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Douglas Stuart at Aye Write

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In Conversation with Louise Welsh Thursday 14 April, 2022 7 p.m. Mitchell Library, North St, Glasgow G3 7DN Douglas Stuart’s debut novel Shuggie Bain announced a striking new voice in Scottish fiction: tender but unflinching, funny and emotive. It spoke to readers around the world and won him the 2020 Booker Prize.  His follow-up novel is Young Mungo, a gripping […]

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