Aye Write! Glasgow's Book Festival, was founded in 2005, and since 2007 has been an annual fixture on Glasgow's culture calendar.
The festival takes place in the beautiful Mitchell Library, one of Europe’s largest public libraries, which has been one of Glasgow’s iconic landmarks since it opened in 1911.
Aye Write! celebrates the best in national, international and local writing, and annually brings national and local speakers to Glasgow's iconic Mitchell Library, allowing audiences to enjoy appearances from big name writers and emerging talent alike.
The Aye Write! programme comprises a wide range of ticketed author events for adults and children, but also extends to a schools festival, and a variety of free community and family events.
Aye Write! is organised and managed by Glasgow Libraries, Glasgow Life, with funding from Glasgow City Council and Creative Scotland.
When? 19-19 March, 2017
WEE Write? TBA
How much? £4- £10 * Tickets sell fast for main attractions.
Why go? In the heart of Glasgow's Mitchell library a feast of Scottish and Internationally renowed authors strut their stuff.
For children: Schools programme.
Past Festivals? Established 2005
2016 - Headliners at Glasgow's book festival includes Great British Bake-Off winner Frances Quinnsharing great ideas for the kitchen, Mervyn King gives frank insight in to the banking crisis in 'The End of Alchemy', MasterChef star John Torode tells us about 'My Kind of Food' andChristopher Brookmyre returns with his brand new thriller 'Black Widow'.
Blue Peter royalty, Janet Ellis introduces her debut novel and historian Tom Devine discusses the relationship between Scotland and England. Alexei Sayle shares his memoirs, Paul du Noyer shares stories of his interviews with Paul McCartney, Cosmopolitan Agony Aunt Irma Kurtz discusses 'My Life in Agony' and Paul Vallely presents his biography of Pope Francis.
The leaders of Scotland's main political parties share 'The Books That Made Me' ahead of Parliamentary elections this year, Grange Hill, Brookside and Hollyoaks creator Phil Redmond takes a step from the small screen to the bookshelf with his first novel 'Highbridge'and Kate Tempest presents her debut novel 'The Bricks That Built The Houses'. Search the full programme here or download a copy.
2015 - Dr Stephen Hawking's first wife Jane Hawking, comedians Omid Djalili and Helen Lederer, fiction favourites Alexander McCall Smith and Patrick Gale - as well as and up and coming Glasgow writer Kirsty Logan - and appearances from Scottish Taggart actor Alex Norton, a welcome return for Everything But The Girl singer Tracey Thorn, and host of the BBC’s Beechgrove Potting Shed Theresa Talbot plus those below
2014 - William McIlvanney, James Robertson, Liz Lochhead, Kirsty Wark, Tom Leonard, Iain Macwhirter, AL Kennedy, Margaret Drabble and Val McDermid (left), Michelle Collins +
Alan Bennett, Val McDermid, (above left)Melvyn Bragg , AL Kennedy, Jackie Kay, Graham Swift, , Mark Billingham, Alan Bissett, Chiew-Siah Tei, Emily Gravett, Catherine O' Flynn, Joan Bakewell, Robert Fisk, Gavin Esler, Lorraine Kelly, , Jamine Alibhai-Brown, Ann-Marie Allen, Julian Baggni, Roy Apps, David Bedford, Jane Bidder, , Victoria Hislop
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