Glasgow's annual book celebration Aye Write! returns

Glasgow's annual book celebration Aye Write! returns

Journalist and triathlete Louise Minchin

Featuring a programme that includes Louise Minchin, Louis de Bernières and Tracey Thorn

Bringing readers, writers and story-lovers of all ages together, Glasgow's annual book festival returns with a punchy programme featuring both local and international names. A well-loved annual fixture in Scotland's lively literary calendar, Aye Write! has been inviting speakers to Glasgow's iconic Mitchell Library since 2007. This year, the potential impact of Brexit will feature as a theme throughout the festival. It will also be welcoming a distinct set of headliners, including journalist and triathlete Louise Minchin, bestselling author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernières, and musician Tracey Thorn.

The doors to one of Europe's largest public libraries will also be thrown wide open to welcome writers like Gina Miller, Paul Mason, Kamal Ahmed, Lionel Shriver and Alan Johnson, while folk-punk sensation Frank Turner will discuss his new book, Try This at Home. Plus some of the biggest names in Scottish fiction (Val McDermid and Alexander McCall Smith to name a couple) will chat about books old and new.

The fun will take place across three extended weekends in March while Wee Write! Glasgow's Book Festival for Children and Young People also returns at the start of the month with a schools programme and hugely exciting Family Day at the Mitchell Library.

Various venues, Glasgow, Thu 14–Sun 31 Mar.

Aye Write! Glasgow's Book Festival

Aye Write! remains committed to celebrating Scottish and international writers and writing. The 2019 programme will be announced in mid-January, but the quality is assured given that past guests have included Maggie O'Farrell, Val McDermid, Brett Anderson, Professor AC Grayling, Evan Davis, Shami Chakrabarti, Graeme Obree…

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