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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, and always thought-provoking.

In 2015, with an extraordinary year for Scotland not far behind us, and this year looking no less interesting, we are devoting a whole day to looking at current social issues from a literary perspective. We’re bringing together speakers and writers from across Scotland and the UK to discuss the issues that are at the top of the agenda now. Join the debate!’

The Mitchell,
North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN


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​12noon – 1pm  

Iain Macwhirter & David Torrance: Has Politics in Scotland Been Changed for Good?

12noon – 1pm  

Maria Fyfe & J David Simons: Celebrating the Centenary of the Glasgow Rent Strikes

1.30 – 2.30pm 

James Meek: Private Island: Why Britain Now Belongs to Someone Else

1.30 – 2.30pm 

Owen Dudley Edwards & David Torrance: The Psyche of Political Leaders

3 – 4pm 

Rick Edwards: None of the Above

3 – 4pm 

Elliot Bulmer & Nicola McEwen: We the People

4.30 – 5.30pm 

Polly Toynbee & David Walker: Cameron’s Coup: How the Tories Took Britain to the Brink

4.30 – 5.30pm 

Henry McLeish, Kirstein Rummery & Robin McAlpine: Politics and Power

6 – 7pm 

Johann Hari: Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs

6 – 7pm 

Georgia Gould: Wasted: How Misunderstanding Young Britain Threatens Our Future

7.30 – 8.30pm 

The Big Debate

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Book Launch: Kimberley Clark, The Wronged, Waterstone's
Celebrating the Centenary of the Glasgow Rent Strikes

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