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About Aye Write!

Aye Write! Glasgow's book festival takes place from 9th - 19th March 2017, presenting writers and speakers from across Britain and beyond.


Aye Write! Glasgow's book festival is one of the leading literary festivals in the UK. This vibrant and popular festival includes a main author programme that has attracted some of the world's leading authors along with screen stars and television personalities.

This year, we are excited to announce that Aye Write! will be staged across three venues, our traditional home at the Mitchell Library, as well as the CCA and the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

The festival also includes an award winning school's programme, a community programme, family events and poetry events which results in a varied and exciting programme each year.

Upcoming Events at Aye Write!

Wee Write! Family Day

Wee Write! Family Day

25 February 2017
Wee Write! the dedicated book festival for children and families returns to the Mitchell Library for two days!
Wee Write! Family Day

Wee Write! Family Day

04 March 2017
Wee Write! the dedicated book festival for children and families returns to the Mitchell Library for two days!
St Mungo’s Mirrorball - Poetry Open Mic

St Mungo’s Mirrorball - Poetry Open Mic

09 March 2017
St Mungo's Mirrorball, Glasgow's Poetry Network & Jim Carruth, Poet Laureate for Glasgow, host their popular open mic!
Craig Russell, Dreda Say Mitchell & Rod Reynolds - Decades of Crime

Craig Russell, Dreda Say Mitchell & Rod Reynolds - Decades of Crime

09 March 2017
Aye Write: Visit 1950s Glasgow, 1940s Arkansas and 1970s London in the latest novels from these cracking crime writers
Gulwali Passarlay - My Journey to Safety as a Child Refugee

Gulwali Passarlay - My Journey to Safety as a Child Refugee

09 March 2017
Aye Write: In his extraordinary memoir The Lightless Sky Afghan refugee Gulwali Passarlay tells his story.
Sara Sheridan & J. David Simons - Compelling and Complex Characters

Sara Sheridan & J. David Simons - Compelling and Complex Characters

09 March 2017
Aye Write: Join Sara Sheridan & J. David Simons as they read from and discuss their latest novels!
The Rev Richard Coles - Brining in the Sheaves

The Rev Richard Coles - Brining in the Sheaves

09 March 2017
Aye Write: The much-loved R4 Saturday Live broadcaster will be talking about his latest book Bringing in the Sheaves.
Chris Paling - Reading Allowed

Chris Paling - Reading Allowed

09 March 2017
Aye Write: Join librarian Chris Paling as he discusses his book Reading Allowed based on people who use the library!
Dianne Watters - St Peter’s, Cardross

Dianne Watters - St Peter’s, Cardross

09 March 2017
Aye Write: Diane Watters explores of how one of Scotland's most singular buildings became one of its most troubled!
Helen Sedgewick and Kevin MacNeil - 404 INK A New Publisher for Scotland

Helen Sedgewick and Kevin MacNeil - 404 INK A New Publisher for Scotland

09 March 2017
Aye Write: Publishers 404 Ink present a night of eclectic readings and entertainment from a selection of authors!
Scottish Writers Centre Speakeasy

Scottish Writers Centre Speakeasy

09 March 2017
Aye Write: Dust of those works in progress and put on your best prose for a night of literary readings, and creating!
Christopher Brookmyre Introduces... Daniel Cole and Helen Fields

Christopher Brookmyre Introduces... Daniel Cole and Helen Fields

09 March 2017
Aye Write: Chris Brookmyre introduces two addictive new crime writers, Daniel Cole and Helen Fields!
Graham Hunter & Alex McLeish  - The Big Interview Live

Graham Hunter & Alex McLeish - The Big Interview Live

09 March 2017
Aye Write: Join former Rangers, Scotland and Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish in conversation with Graham Hunter.
Home Ground Book Launch

Home Ground Book Launch

09 March 2017
Join us for the book launch of our City Read Home Ground: New writing inspired by the 2016 Homeless World Cup!
Sir Richard Dannatt - Boots on the Ground

Sir Richard Dannatt - Boots on the Ground

09 March 2017
Aye Write: Join General the Lord Richard Dannatt as he discusses his book Boots on the Ground with David Pratt.
Fiona Rintoul - Whisky Island

Fiona Rintoul - Whisky Island

10 March 2017
Aye Write: Novelist and translator Fiona Rintoul's Whisky Island is a celebration of the whiskies of Islay!
Julian Glover - Man Of Iron

Julian Glover - Man Of Iron

10 March 2017
Aye Write: Join Julian Glover as he discusses his biography of Thomas Telford, Man Of Iron.
Richard Holloway - A Little History of Religion

Richard Holloway - A Little History of Religion

10 March 2017
Richard Holloway offers a welcome antidote to an era of hardening religious attitudes and explosive religious violence
Vaseem Khan & Abir Mukherjee - The Jewel in the Crime

Vaseem Khan & Abir Mukherjee - The Jewel in the Crime

10 March 2017
Aye Write: This session brings together two young crime writers, who have chosen India as the setting for their novels
Ann Cleeves and Lin Anderson - The Darkness of Orkney and Shetland

Ann Cleeves and Lin Anderson - The Darkness of Orkney and Shetland

10 March 2017
Aye Write: Join Crime writers Ann Cleeves and Lin Anderson as they discuss their latest novels!
John Byrne - The Books That Made Me

John Byrne - The Books That Made Me

10 March 2017
Aye Write: Artist & playwright John Byrne will be talking to Clare English about the most important books in his life!
Matthew Parris - Scorn

Matthew Parris - Scorn

10 March 2017
Aye Write: Matthew Parris's Scorn is a selection of the funniest, sharpest and most devastating insults in history!
Roddy Woomble - Instrumentals

Roddy Woomble - Instrumentals

10 March 2017
Aye Write: Join Roddy Woomble as he performs some of his best know songs and discusses his new book, Instrumentals!
Beatrice Colin: Historical Fiction Masterclass

Beatrice Colin: Historical Fiction Masterclass

10 March 2017
Aye Write: Beatrice Colin will look at methods for creating compelling historical fiction.
Julia Scheele & Fionnuala Doran - Queer History In Comics

Julia Scheele & Fionnuala Doran - Queer History In Comics

10 March 2017
Aye Write: Julia Scheele and Fionnuala Doran will be discussing LGBTQ+ History as depicted in their work.
Paul Cornell

Paul Cornell

10 March 2017
Aye Write: Science fiction and fantasy writer Paul Cornell will be in conversation with Sasha de Buyl-Pisco!
Tom Gash & Neil Woods - The Truth About Crime

Tom Gash & Neil Woods - The Truth About Crime

10 March 2017
Aye Write: The latest crime books by Tom Gash and Neil Woods make fascinating reading.
Emma Vieceli - Aye Con

Emma Vieceli - Aye Con

11 March 2017
Aye Write: Illustrator Emma Vieceli loves telling stories with pictures, come and hear her talk at Aye Con!
Joanna Trollope - City of Friends

Joanna Trollope - City of Friends

11 March 2017
Aye Write! is very pleased to welcome back the highly acclaimed number one bestselling author Joanna Trollope!
Julia Samuel & Seamus O'Mahony - How We Grieve Now

Julia Samuel & Seamus O'Mahony - How We Grieve Now

11 March 2017
Aye Write: Seamus O'Mahony and Julia Samuel explore the last taboo in our society, death and how we grieve.
Minoo Dinshaw & Andrew Hankinson - The Complexities of Biography

Minoo Dinshaw & Andrew Hankinson - The Complexities of Biography

11 March 2017
Aye Write: Join Minoo Dinshaw & Andrew Hankinson for The Complexities of Biography at The Mitchell Library!
Peter Davison - Is There Life Outside the Box?

Peter Davison - Is There Life Outside the Box?

11 March 2017
Aye Write: Join Peter Davison for what we are sure will be a memorable evening at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall!
Roslund & Hellstrom, Kati Hiekkapelto, Antti Tuomainen - Award-winning Scandi Crime

Roslund & Hellstrom, Kati Hiekkapelto, Antti Tuomainen - Award-winning Scandi Crime

11 March 2017
Aye Write: Catch some of the best award-winning Scandi crime writers in conversation at the Mitchell Library!
The Makars: Jackie Kay, Liz Lochhead, Jim Carruth

The Makars: Jackie Kay, Liz Lochhead, Jim Carruth

11 March 2017
This special event brings together the Makars, Jackie Kay, Liz Lochhead, Jim Carruth for an unforgettable evening!
Woody Woodmansey - Spider from Mars: My Life With David Bowie

Woody Woodmansey - Spider from Mars: My Life With David Bowie

11 March 2017
Aye Write: Woody Woodmansey discusses his insightful, funny, poignant book Spider from Mars: My Life With David Bowie.
Caroline Williams - Brain Training

Caroline Williams - Brain Training

11 March 2017
Aye Write: Caroline Williams's Override is a fascinating journey into discovering what neuroscience can do for us!
Flora Shedden & Louise Gray with Joanna Blythman - Foodies Forum

Flora Shedden & Louise Gray with Joanna Blythman - Foodies Forum

11 March 2017
Aye Write: Join the award-winning investigative journalist Joanna Blythman for a fascinating foodie session.
John Cairney - A Walk in the Park

John Cairney - A Walk in the Park

11 March 2017
Join the well-known television and film actor John Cairney for a wander through twelve of Glasgow's finest parks!
Mark Stevenson - We Do Things Differently

Mark Stevenson - We Do Things Differently

11 March 2017
Futurologist Mark Stevenson travels the world to find the visionary individuals who are re-imagining our future.
Paul MacAlindin - Upbeat: The Story of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq

Paul MacAlindin - Upbeat: The Story of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq

11 March 2017
The extraordinary story of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq is told by Scottish conductor Paul MacAlindin.
Robert Bickers - Out of China

Robert Bickers - Out of China

11 March 2017
Robert Bickers's latest book tells the extraordinary story of how China became the powerful country it is today.
Rupert Wolfe Murray - 9 Months in Tibet

Rupert Wolfe Murray - 9 Months in Tibet

11 March 2017
Aye Write: Rupert Wolfe Murray's first book, 9 Months in Tibet is about his time in that extraordinary place.
Vic Galloway Introduces... David Keenan & Karl Geary

Vic Galloway Introduces... David Keenan & Karl Geary

11 March 2017
Journalist, author, and BBC Scotland presenter Vic Galloway will be talking to David and Karl about their debut novels
Adam Rutherford - A Brief History Of Everyone Who Ever Lived

Adam Rutherford - A Brief History Of Everyone Who Ever Lived

11 March 2017
Aye Write: Join Adam Rutherford as he discusses his book, A Brief History Of Everyone Who Ever Lived!
Christopher Somerville - The January Man

Christopher Somerville - The January Man

11 March 2017
Aye Write: The January Man is the story of a year of walks from the Shetland Isles to Sherwood Forest!
Isaac Marion - The Burning World - Aye Con

Isaac Marion - The Burning World - Aye Con

11 March 2017
Isaac Marion expands the scope of a powerfully simple story: a dead man's search for life in all its bloody rawness.
John Lewis-Stempel & Walter Reid - Nature and Sacrifice in WW1

John Lewis-Stempel & Walter Reid - Nature and Sacrifice in WW1

11 March 2017
John Lewis-Stempel & Walter Reid will be discussing their books on nature & the sacrifice of the men of Bridge of Weir
Michelle McGagh - The No Spend Year

Michelle McGagh - The No Spend Year

11 March 2017
Aye Write: Could you go a whole year without spending any money? This was the challenge undertaken by Michelle McGagh!
Paul Morley - The Age of Bowie

Paul Morley - The Age of Bowie

11 March 2017
Respected arts commentator Paul Morley's book The Age of Bowie captures the greatest moments of an amazing career.
Rosemary Goring Introduces... Hannah Kohler & Nadim Safdar

Rosemary Goring Introduces... Hannah Kohler & Nadim Safdar

11 March 2017
Editor and novelist Rosemary Goring will introduce two debut novels that perfectly mix the personal and the political.
Steph Broadribb, SJI Holliday & Russel Mclean - 3 Slices of Crime

Steph Broadribb, SJI Holliday & Russel Mclean - 3 Slices of Crime

11 March 2017
Aye Write: This event brings together a trio of writers for 3 Slices of Crime at the Mitchell Library!
What’s Next For Scotland?

What’s Next For Scotland?

11 March 2017
Aye Write: Lesley Riddoch, Gerry Hassan and Alex Massie will focus on the challenges that lie ahead for Scotland.
Angus Peter Campbell & Maureen MacLeod - Travel Writings

Angus Peter Campbell & Maureen MacLeod - Travel Writings

11 March 2017
Aye Write: Join Angus Peter Campbell and Maureen MacLeod as they discuss their travelogues at The Mitchell Library!
Denise Mina - The Long Drop

Denise Mina - The Long Drop

12 March 2017
Aye Write: The Long Drop is an unsettling, evocative and compelling novel based on the infamous case of Peter Manuel.
Ian Rankin - 30 Years of Rebus

Ian Rankin - 30 Years of Rebus

12 March 2017
Aye Write: Join Ian Rankin as he discusses one of crime fiction’s greatest characters, John Rebus with Mason Cross!
MC Beaton - Death of a Ghost

MC Beaton - Death of a Ghost

12 March 2017
Aye Write: Join MC Beaton as she talks about Hamish MacBeth (and Agatha!) and her phenomenal career.
Nige Tassell & Daniel Gray - Talking About the Fitba’

Nige Tassell & Daniel Gray - Talking About the Fitba’

12 March 2017
Aye Write: Join Nige Tassell & Daniel Gray for Talking About the Fitba’ at the Mitchell Library!
Robin Yassin-Kassab & Leila Al-Shami - Burning Country

Robin Yassin-Kassab & Leila Al-Shami - Burning Country

12 March 2017
Join the authors of Burning Country for a ground-breaking look at a modern-day political and humanitarian nightmare.
Vince Cable - After the Storm

Vince Cable - After the Storm

12 March 2017
Vince Cable's After the Storm is a fascinating and urgent intervention from one of the key figures in British politics
Alan Johnson - The Long and Winding Road

Alan Johnson - The Long and Winding Road

12 March 2017
Aye Write: Alan Johnson's The Long and Winding Road is politics as you’ve never seen it before!
Andrew Martin - Night Trains

Andrew Martin - Night Trains

12 March 2017
In his book Night Trains, Andrew Martin attempts to relive the golden age of the great European sleeper trains.
Carl MacDougall & Ron Butlin - The Root of All Evil

Carl MacDougall & Ron Butlin - The Root of All Evil

12 March 2017
Aye Write! is pleased to welcome back two much respected voices in Scottish fiction - Carl MacDougall and Ron Butlin.
Doug Johnstone, Louise Beech & Michael Malone - Gripping Thrillers

Doug Johnstone, Louise Beech & Michael Malone - Gripping Thrillers

12 March 2017
Aye Write: Writers Doug Johnstone, Louise Beech & Michael Malone discuss their emotionally gripping new thrillers.
Louise Wyllie & Jan Patience - The Making of George Wyllie

Louise Wyllie & Jan Patience - The Making of George Wyllie

12 March 2017
The Making of George Wyllie has been co-written by his elder daughter, Louise Wyllie, and arts journalist Jan Patience
Miranda Sawyer - Out of Time

Miranda Sawyer - Out of Time

12 March 2017
Aye Write: Join hugely respected journalist Miranda Sawyer as she discusses her book Out of Time!
Philip Lymbery - Dead Zone

Philip Lymbery - Dead Zone

12 March 2017
Dead Zone takes us on an investigative journey across the globe, focusing on the extinction of a dozen iconic species
Sanjeev Kohli - The Books That Made Me

Sanjeev Kohli - The Books That Made Me

12 March 2017
Aye Write: Join comedian, writer and actor Sanjeev Kohli for 'The Books That Made Me' at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall!
Willy Maley, Paul Cuddihy, Martin McCardie - The Lions of Lisbon: The Story of ‘67

Willy Maley, Paul Cuddihy, Martin McCardie - The Lions of Lisbon: The Story of ‘67

12 March 2017
Join Paul Cuddihy, Martin McCardie, and Professor Willy Maley as they celebrate The Lions of Lisbon!
AL Kennedy - Serious Sweet

AL Kennedy - Serious Sweet

12 March 2017
Aye Write: AL Kennedy’s Serious Sweet is a novel of our times. Poignant, deeply funny, and beautifully written!
Alex Evans & Mick Hume - Post-Truth Democracy

Alex Evans & Mick Hume - Post-Truth Democracy

12 March 2017
Aye Write: These two books raise important questions about the importance of ‘facts’ on the campaign trail.
Ayobami Adebayo & Chibundu Onuzo - Welcome to Nigeria

Ayobami Adebayo & Chibundu Onuzo - Welcome to Nigeria

12 March 2017
Aye Write! is pleased to bring two of Nigeria's finest writers to Glasgow - Ayobami Adebayo and Chibundu Onuzo.
David Hayman - The Pitilesss Storm & The Cause of Thunder

David Hayman - The Pitilesss Storm & The Cause of Thunder

12 March 2017
Don't miss the opportunity to see legendary Scottish actor David Hayman perform these two critically acclaimed plays!
Gary Fildes -  An Astronomer's Tale: A Bricklayer's Guide to the Galaxy

Gary Fildes - An Astronomer's Tale: A Bricklayer's Guide to the Galaxy

12 March 2017
Aye Write: Gary Fildes discusses his book An Astronomer's Tale: A Bricklayer's Guide to the Galaxy.
Maria Stoian & Una - Feminism in Comics

Maria Stoian & Una - Feminism in Comics

12 March 2017
Join Maria Stoian & Una as they discuss the ways creators use comics as a medium for sharing feminist viewpoints.
Nick Perry - Peaks and Troughs

Nick Perry - Peaks and Troughs

12 March 2017
Aye Write: Join Nick Perry as he discusses his humorous and ultimately inspirational tale, Peaks and Troughs!
Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones - We Know All About You

Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones - We Know All About You

12 March 2017
Aye Write: We Know All About You is the story of surveillance in Britain and the United States.
Stef Penney & Annalena McAfee - A Pair of Dazzling Epic Novels

Stef Penney & Annalena McAfee - A Pair of Dazzling Epic Novels

12 March 2017
Aye Write: Stef Penney and Annalena McAfee will be discussing their dazzling, epic Novels.
Alan Bissett Introduces... Luke Kennard & Katie Khan

Alan Bissett Introduces... Luke Kennard & Katie Khan

12 March 2017
Aye Write: Alan Bissett talks to Luke Kennard & Katie Khan about their terrifically imaginative debut novels!
Allison Vale & Victoria Ralfs - How to Raise a Feminist

Allison Vale & Victoria Ralfs - How to Raise a Feminist

12 March 2017
Allison Vale & Victoria Ralfs tell the riotous story of how they came to put feminism at the core of their parenting!
Beatrice Colin & Dilys Rose - Provocative Historical Fiction

Beatrice Colin & Dilys Rose - Provocative Historical Fiction

12 March 2017
Aye Write: Beatrice Colin and Dilys Rose will be discussing their provocative new historical novels.
Cathi Unsworth & Martin Cathcart Froden - London Noir

Cathi Unsworth & Martin Cathcart Froden - London Noir

15 March 2017
Aye Write: London in the 1920s and 1940s provides the setting for these two delicious servings of Noir.
Scottish Poetry Legends on Film

Scottish Poetry Legends on Film

15 March 2017
Professor Alan Riach will present a personal selection from the National Library's archive of Scottish Poets on film.
James Hunter & Cal Flynn - The Consequences of the Clearances

James Hunter & Cal Flynn - The Consequences of the Clearances

15 March 2017
James Hunter and Cal Flyn's books are gripping accounts of Scottish Highlanders and their struggle for survival.
Anna Pasternak - The Untold Love Story That Inspired Dr Zhivago

Anna Pasternak - The Untold Love Story That Inspired Dr Zhivago

15 March 2017
Aye Write: Anna Pasternak's book tells the story of the passionate true love affair that inspired Doctor Zhivago.
Roy Hattersley - The Catholics

Roy Hattersley - The Catholics

15 March 2017
Aye Write: Roy Hattersley presents a talk on the history of Catholicism in Britain at the Mitchell Library!
Ian Donaldson - A Rainbow in the Basement

Ian Donaldson - A Rainbow in the Basement

16 March 2017
Ian Donaldson, former lead singer and lyricist of 80s Glasgow synth-pop group H2O will be discussing his debut novel.
Mark Chapman - The Love of the Game

Mark Chapman - The Love of the Game

16 March 2017
Aye Write! BBC sports presenter Mark Chapman discusses his book 'The Love of the Game' at the Mitchell Library.
Chris Leslie - Disappearing Glasgow

Chris Leslie - Disappearing Glasgow

16 March 2017
Aye Write: Photographer and filmmaker, Chris Leslie, examines Glasgow’s process of demolishing tower block estates.
Jim Carruth Introduces... Adam O’Riordan & Rachael Boast

Jim Carruth Introduces... Adam O’Riordan & Rachael Boast

16 March 2017
Aye Write! The Glasgow Poet Laureate Jim Carruth will introduce two prize winning poets in this session.
Tom Doyle - Captain Fantastic: Elton John in the 70’s

Tom Doyle - Captain Fantastic: Elton John in the 70’s

16 March 2017
Tom Doyle's Captain Fantastic is an intimate look at the rise, fall and rise again of Elton John in the 70’s!
House Histories

House Histories

16 March 2017
Aye Write: Does your house have an interesting history? Researching its 'life story' can be fascinating and rewarding.
Laurence Rees - The Holocaust: A New History

Laurence Rees - The Holocaust: A New History

16 March 2017
Laurence Rees's The Holocaust: A New History attempts to answer two of the most fundamental questions in history.
Tom Schuller with Petra Wetzel - The Paula Principle

Tom Schuller with Petra Wetzel - The Paula Principle

16 March 2017
Aye Write: Tom Schuller will be joined by Petra Wetzel to discuss his book about women in business.
Aonghas MacNeacail & MacGillivray - The Sharpening Stone

Aonghas MacNeacail & MacGillivray - The Sharpening Stone

17 March 2017
Aonghas MacNeacail and MacGillivray present poems, film and song in Gaelic and English for this unique event.
Four Mums in a Boat

Four Mums in a Boat

17 March 2017
Aye Write! Four Mums in a Boat is the incredible true story of four ordinary working mums from Yorkshire!
Lynn Knight - The Button Box

Lynn Knight - The Button Box

17 March 2017
Aye Write: The Button Box traces the story of women at home and in work over three generations.
Alastair McIntosh - Poacher’s Pilgrimage

Alastair McIntosh - Poacher’s Pilgrimage

17 March 2017
Alastair McIntosh returns to the islands of his childhood and explores the meaning of these places in his new book.
Daniel Rachel & Dave Randal - Mixing Pop and Politics

Daniel Rachel & Dave Randal - Mixing Pop and Politics

17 March 2017
Aye Write: These books both explore how musicians have tried to change the world with the political power of music.
Howard Cunnell & Brian Johnstone - Family & Secrets

Howard Cunnell & Brian Johnstone - Family & Secrets

17 March 2017
Aye Write! Howard Cunnell and Brian Johnstone will be discussing their absorbing family memoirs.
Tim Burgess - Tim Book Two

Tim Burgess - Tim Book Two

17 March 2017
Aye Write: Charlatans front man Tim Burgess' Tim Book Two is a tale of his lifelong passion for records.
Alex Gray, Douglas Skelton & Les Wood - The Dear Gritty Place

Alex Gray, Douglas Skelton & Les Wood - The Dear Gritty Place

17 March 2017
Join three top notch crime writers whose books are set in our fair city - Alex Gray, Douglas Skelton and Les Wood.
Elaine C Smith - The Books That Made Me

Elaine C Smith - The Books That Made Me

17 March 2017
Aye Write! Elaine C. Smith will be sharing her most treasured books, in what will be a memorable event!
James Hanratty - The Making of an Immigration Judge

James Hanratty - The Making of an Immigration Judge

17 March 2017
Aye Write! James Hanratty's book tackles the most talked about issue of recent times, the European immigration crisis.
Val McDermid - Out of Bounds

Val McDermid - Out of Bounds

18 March 2017
We are so excited to be welcoming the legendary queen of crime back to Aye Write! with her latest novel Out of Bounds.
Alan Rowan, Anna Magnusson & Vicky Jack - Mountain Quests

Alan Rowan, Anna Magnusson & Vicky Jack - Mountain Quests

18 March 2017
Aye Write! Join Vicky Jack and Alan Rowan for some eye-watering tales of their mountain adventures.
Chris Mullin - Hinterland

Chris Mullin - Hinterland

18 March 2017
Aye Write: Join former politician Chris Mullin as he discusses his memoir, Hinterland!
David Hepworth - 1971 - Rock’s Golden Year

David Hepworth - 1971 - Rock’s Golden Year

18 March 2017
Aye Write: Join legendary rock journalist David Hepworth as he discusses what made 1971 Rock's Golden Year!
Ian Cobain - The History Thieves

Ian Cobain - The History Thieves

18 March 2017
Aye Write: In this important new book, Ian Cobain offers a fresh appraisal of the Official Secrets Act.
Le Mùirn (with affection)

Le Mùirn (with affection)

18 March 2017
Aye Write: Conversation and song in the company of the author Catriona Murray, Margaret MacLeod and Ishbel Murray.
Mark Beaumont - Africa Solo

Mark Beaumont - Africa Solo

18 March 2017
Join Mark Beaumont as he discusses his latest world record attempt, cycling the length of Africa in under 50 days!
Mike Herron & Andrew Greig - Tuning Into the 1960s

Mike Herron & Andrew Greig - Tuning Into the 1960s

18 March 2017
Aye Write: This singular book offers two harmonising memoirs of Mike Herron & Andrew Greig.
Rob Scott & Anthony Burton - Crafted in Britain

Rob Scott & Anthony Burton - Crafted in Britain

18 March 2017
Crafted in Britain is a celebration of traditional crafts and industries that have survived into the modern world!
Vybarr Cregan-Reid - Footnotes: How Running Makes Us Human

Vybarr Cregan-Reid - Footnotes: How Running Makes Us Human

18 March 2017
Aye Write: In Footnotes, Vybarr Cregan-Reid sets out to discover why running means so much to so many.
Anne Galastro -  Joan Eardley: A Sense of Place

Anne Galastro - Joan Eardley: A Sense of Place

18 March 2017
Aye Write: join Anne Galastro as she gives a detailed account of artist Joan Eardley's life and art.
Christopher de Bellaigue - The Islamic Enlightenment

Christopher de Bellaigue - The Islamic Enlightenment

18 March 2017
Aye Write: The Islamic Enlightenment is essential reading for anyone engaged with the state of the world today.
Diana Bretherick & ES Thomson - Ripping Victorian Yarns

Diana Bretherick & ES Thomson - Ripping Victorian Yarns

18 March 2017
Aye WRite: Victorian Edinburgh and London provide the setting for these ripping gothic tales.
Kapka Kassabova & Garrett Carr - Hard Borders

Kapka Kassabova & Garrett Carr - Hard Borders

18 March 2017
Aye Write: Kapka Kassabova and Garrett Carr will be discussing their very topical books about the borders of the EU.
Lois Pryce & Sarah Outen - Revolutionary Journeys

Lois Pryce & Sarah Outen - Revolutionary Journeys

18 March 2017
Aye Write: Join Lois Pryce & Sarah Outen as their adventures take them to beautiful and unexpected places.
Mark Billingham - Die of Shame

Mark Billingham - Die of Shame

18 March 2017
Aye Write: Die of Shame is the spectacular new book from number one bestseller Mark Billingham!
Peggy Hughes Introduces... Rory Gleeson & EM Reapy

Peggy Hughes Introduces... Rory Gleeson & EM Reapy

18 March 2017
This event brings together Rory Gleeson and EM Reapy with a pair of impressive Irish debuts introduced by Peggy Hughes
Travis Elborough & Malachy Tallack -  Improbable Places and Undiscovered Islands

Travis Elborough & Malachy Tallack - Improbable Places and Undiscovered Islands

18 March 2017
Two young travel writers will be discussing their unusual books of improbable places and undiscovered islands.
Aarathi Prasad & Margaret McCartney - National Health Services

Aarathi Prasad & Margaret McCartney - National Health Services

18 March 2017
Aye Write: This fascinating session will compare our NHS with the healthcare sysem in India.
Brix Smith Start - The Rise, the Fall and the Rise

Brix Smith Start - The Rise, the Fall and the Rise

18 March 2017
The Rise, The Fall, and The Rise is the extraordinary story, in her own words, of musician Brix Smith Start.
Craig Robertson & Stav Sherez - Online Crime

Craig Robertson & Stav Sherez - Online Crime

18 March 2017
Aye Write: Join Craig Robertson & Stav Sherez as they discuss the opportunities the internet provides for crime.
Frank Gardner - Crisis

Frank Gardner - Crisis

18 March 2017
Aye Write: Join the BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner as he discusses his new thriller Crisis!
Kit Wharton - Emergency Admissions

Kit Wharton - Emergency Admissions

18 March 2017
Aye Write: Emergency Admissions gives us a fascinating glimpse into the extraordinary world of ambulance driving!
Louise Welsh Introduces... Polly Clark and Sarah Day

Louise Welsh Introduces... Polly Clark and Sarah Day

18 March 2017
Aye Write: Professor of creative writing at Glasgow University Louise Welsh introduces Polly Clark and Sarah Day.
Michael Hutchinson - RE:Cycling, 200 Years on Two Wheels

Michael Hutchinson - RE:Cycling, 200 Years on Two Wheels

18 March 2017
Aye Write: Michael Hutchinson's book, 'RE:Cycling, 200 Years on Two Wheels' looks at 200 years of cycling history.
Peter Mackay & Iain Macpherson - 500 Years of Gaelic Love Poetry

Peter Mackay & Iain Macpherson - 500 Years of Gaelic Love Poetry

18 March 2017
Aye Write: Join Peter Mackay & Iain Macpherson for 500 Years of Gaelic Love Poetry.
Catherine Mayer - Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman

Catherine Mayer - Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman

19 March 2017
Aye Write: Join Catherine Mayer as she discusses her book 'Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman' at the Mitchell Library.
CL Taylor & Sarah Pinborough - Gripping Psychological Thrillers

CL Taylor & Sarah Pinborough - Gripping Psychological Thrillers

19 March 2017
Aye Write: CL Taylor and Sarah Pinborough will be reading from and discussing their gripping psychological thrillers.
John Burnside - New Poetry and Prose

John Burnside - New Poetry and Prose

19 March 2017
It’s always a pleasure to hear John Burnside read and for Aye Write this year we have not one, but two new books.
Mark O’Connell - To Be a Machine

Mark O’Connell - To Be a Machine

19 March 2017
Aye Write: Mark O'Connell’s To Be a Machine, presents us with an exploration of transhumanism.
Michelle Birkby & Mick Finlay - Sherlock-ish

Michelle Birkby & Mick Finlay - Sherlock-ish

19 March 2017
Aye Write: here are two novels that take place in Sherlock’s world but with imaginative twists!
Sally Magnusson - The Books That Made Me

Sally Magnusson - The Books That Made Me

19 March 2017
Aye Write: Join Sally Magnusson as she talks through some of the books that have made the greatest impact on her life!
Chris Fleet & Margaret Wilkes - Scotland: Mapping the Islands

Chris Fleet & Margaret Wilkes - Scotland: Mapping the Islands

19 March 2017
Aye Write: Join the authors of Scotland: Mapping the Islands for an engaging and visually stunning illustrated talk!
Jason Donald & Laura McVeigh - Refugee Tales

Jason Donald & Laura McVeigh - Refugee Tales

19 March 2017
Aye Write: These two remarkable books take an unflinching look at the refugee experience.
John Hunter - The Small Isles

John Hunter - The Small Isles

19 March 2017
Aye Write: Join John Hunter for a tour of the Small Isles, Rum, Eigg, Canna and Muck in this illustrated talk!
Martin Sixsmith - Ayesha’s Gift

Martin Sixsmith - Ayesha’s Gift

19 March 2017
Join Martin Sixsmith for the story of a young Pakistani woman whose life is thrown into turmoil.
Richard English - Does Terrorism Work?

Richard English - Does Terrorism Work?

19 March 2017
Richard English brings his expertise studying terrorism to the task of answering this complex & controversial question
Susan Calman - Cheer Up Love

Susan Calman - Cheer Up Love

19 March 2017
Aye Write: Well-known comedian and writer Susan Calman discusses her memoir, Cheer Up Love at the Mitchell Library!
Alan McKirdy - Scotland’s Geology

Alan McKirdy - Scotland’s Geology

19 March 2017
Aye Write: Join Alan McKirdy as he presents an illustrated talk on Scotland's Geology at the Mitchell Library.
Chris Morgan Jones & Mick Herron - Our Kind of Spies

Chris Morgan Jones & Mick Herron - Our Kind of Spies

19 March 2017
Aye Write: Join Chris Morgan Jones & Mick Herron as they discuss British espionage fiction at the Mitchell Library.
John Boyne - The Heart’s Invisible Furies

John Boyne - The Heart’s Invisible Furies

19 March 2017
From the best-selling author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, John Boyne, comes The Heart's Invisible Furies.
Madeleine Bunting - A Hebridean Journey

Madeleine Bunting - A Hebridean Journey

19 March 2017
Aye Write: Madeline Bunting considers the extent of The Hebrides' influence beyond their shores.
Mary Edward & Michael Keating - A Wealthier, Fairer & More Diverse Scotland?

Mary Edward & Michael Keating - A Wealthier, Fairer & More Diverse Scotland?

19 March 2017
How can Scotland use its new and existing powers to create a brighter economic and socially inclusive future?
Ross Raisin & Anthony Cartwright - Football in Fiction

Ross Raisin & Anthony Cartwright - Football in Fiction

19 March 2017
Aye Write: Join Ross Raisin & Anthony Cartwright as they discuss topics far beyond what happens on the pitch.