2013 Aye Write! literary festival includes Darcey Bussell, Henry McLeish and Will Gompertz

Glasgow literary festival also features Alasdair Gray, Jackie Kay and David Greig

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This article is from 2013.

2013 Aye Write! literary festival includes Darcey Bussell, Henry McLeish and Will Gompertz

Darcey Bussell

What do ballet and football have in common? How about art and food? The varied line-up at this year’s Aye Write! festival compares and contrasts (and, by the sounds of things, works up a real appetite) with events starring the likes of Darcey Bussell, Henry McLeish, Will Gompertz and Antonio Carluccio, all proving that book fests these days aren’t just about metaphors and plot.

But there’s a serious literary focus too. Muriel Spark goes under the microscope as the festival marks the 50th anniversary of The Girls of Slender Means with a series of readings and discussions.

The Fifty Shades of Feminism event also celebrates female voices in literature, with 50 people reflecting on what being a woman means to them. Meanwhile, some of the brightest contemporary literary highlights come in the form of Costa Award winners Maggie O’Farrell and Kate Atkinson.

You’ll also find beloved home-grown talents Alasdair Gray, Jackie Kay and David Greig bustling for places on your booking shortlist. Scottish writing is as strongly represented as ever, with Edinburgh Makar Ron Butlin, William Letford, Christopher Brookmyre and Kathleen Jamie all taking the floor. And there’s the now seemingly obligatory Scottish Independence live debate, for all your stooshie and bunfighting needs.

Aye Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival, Mitchell Library, Glasgow, Fri 12–Sat 20 Apr.

This article is from 2013.

Aye Write! Glasgow's Book Festival

Located in the iconic Mitchell Library it remains committed to celebrating Scottish and international writers and writing.

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Thu 9 Mar 2017

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0141 353 8000

Fri 10 Mar 2017

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0141 353 8000

Sat 11 Mar 2017

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0141 353 8000

…and 8 more dates until 19 Mar 2017

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