Aye Write! - Highlights
From novelists and poets to philosophers and broadcasters, there’s somthing for everyone
Alan Bennett Everyone’s favourite northern talking head chats about The Uncommon Reader which speculates on the daring books HRH might flick through. Fri 6 Mar, 6pm.
Willy Maley on Muriel Spark The man who co-edited the 100 Best Scottish Books Of All Time for this very organ offers some enthusiastic insight into the work of the late but still great Dame. Sat 7 Mar, 1.30pm.
Jackie Kay, Denise Mina & Val McDermid As part of the Homecoming celebrations, this trio of top Scottish authors (two crime scribes and a poet) have penned a short story each. Hear the evidence. Sun 8 Mar, 5.30pm.
Alasdair Gray Returning to his playwright roots, the Glasgow icon hosts an evening of his own works, one of which features the man himself playing Auld Nick in his Faust adaptation. Sun 8 Mar, 7.30pm.
Joan Bakewell The recently installed ‘champion of older people’ has her debut novel out now, a bumper wartime romance called All the Nice Girls. Mon 9 Mar, 6pm.
Benjamin Zephaniah The Rasta performance poet, novelist and playwright throws himself into two events, quite probably featuring his recent tomes, We Are Britain! and the Chambers Primary Rhyming Dictionary. Tue 10 Mar, 1.30pm, 7.30pm.
Graham Swift The Booker winner has taken the foot off the fictional gas to publish Making an Elephant, a memoir about his fighter-pilot dad, the books that have inspired him and his love of the guitar. Wed 11 Mar, 6pm.
Rodge Glass & Ewan Morrison Two of our finest authors chat about their work and offer advice to students of the University of Strathclyde Writing School. Sat 14 Mar, 11am.
All events are at Mitchell Library, Glasgow.