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4 – 12 March 2011
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Welcome to the sixth Aye Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival which gets better and better. We’re pleased to present to you a full range of Scottish and international writing. With the Scottish elections in May, as well as the ongoing economic crisis and recession, it’s little surprise that we look at economics, politics and the future of the nation. We’re celebrating the life and work of Jimmy Reid with a special reading of his classic lecture on alienation and a panel on his legacy. We look back at cultural life in the seventies including sessions on the Goodies and Kenny Everett (we’re delighted to have Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer with us for three sessions). Science is also a key theme: we asked Glaswegian Robin Mckie, science and technology editor for The Observer, to choose some of the best science writing around and we’re pleased to have him chairing all these sessions. We also look at issues of identity – here in Scotland and internationally – from James Robertson and his Saltire-winning novel through Gary Younge to Brooke Magnanti (better known as Belle de Jour) looking at issues of online and offline identity. There are also events on folk music, protest (including a session with Clarence Jones who wrote with Martin Luther King the ‘I have a Dream’ speech) and much, much more. There’s serious debate and discussion as well as plenty of laughs – the perfect antidote for the times we live in. As ever, follow the website for further details, latest news, chairs of event, biographies of speakers and links to reviews, and join the debates and discussions on Facebook, Twitter, the website and at the events themselves. Karen Cunningham, Director, Aye Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival Head of Libraries, Glasgow Life Andrew Kelly, Programme Director
Lanark 30th Anniversary Exhibition and Launch of City Read
Alasdair Gray: a tribute
Aye Write! celebrates the 30th anniversary of Lanark, with the launch of Alasdair Gray: Life and Lanark, an exhibition in the Mitchell’s Main Hall. Published in 1981 to great acclaim, Lanark established Gray as one of Britain’s leading writers, compared with – among others – Dante, Blake, Joyce, Orwell, Kafka, Huxley and Lewis Carroll. The exhibition offers a rare chance to see items from the Mitchell and private collections including typescripts, proofs and original artwork. An epic novel of Glasgow and the artist’s journey, it tells the interwoven stories of Lanark and Duncan Thaw. Aye Write! has commissioned a special edition of Book One in which the young Duncan Thaw grows up in post-war Glasgow. We have 5,000 free copies to give away – look out for the voucher in The Herald on 5th March and collect your copy of the book from any Glasgow library. We hope you enjoy Book One and will be inspired to read the rest of the novel. Look out for events celebrating Lanark and Alasdair Gray throughout the programme. Alasdair Gray: Life and Lanark is at the Mitchell until 21st May.
Cover images top left to right: Maxine Hong Kingston © Andy Freeberg; Jo Nesbø © Hakan Eikesdal; Edwin Morgan; The Broons (The Broons characters are © D. C.
Thomson & Co. Ltd); Andrea Levy © Laurie Fletcher. Bottom row: The Goodies; Alasdair Gray; Alexander McCall Smith © Chris Watt; Shirley Williams; Tariq Ramadan.
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18.00-19.00 £8/ £6
Harris defended four young black men arrested in Pretoria for a horrific string of political murders. In A Just Defiance, a high-stakes courtroom drama and a fascinating tale of men driven to extremes for an ideal, he tells their story.
rending and poignant story of the tragedies of the appalling trade and a fine novel from a writer at the height of her powers.
Graeme Garden and The Goodies
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Shirley Williams was born to politics: the daughter of Vera Brittain and George Caitlin, a leading political scientist. Elected as MP for Hitchin in 1964, she was a member of the Wilson and Callaghan governments and was also the Secretary of State for Education. She famously helped found the SDP in 1981 and later supported its merger with the Liberal Party to form the Liberal Democrats. She continues to contribute to public life and debate. Climbing the Bookshelves tells her story and she discusses this with Ruth Wishart.
If you’ve never ventured into the bizarre, beautiful and meticulously realised world of Jasper Fforde’s Swindon this is the book which will transport you seamlessly into the heart of Thursday Next’s literary adventuring. For Jasper’s worldwide network of dedicated fans, this Sixth Book is the Holy Grail: the cleverest, funniest Swindon novel to ever appear in print. More audacious than Harry Potter, more bookish than a huddle of librarians, jurisfiction agent Thursday Next is back.
For over a decade, The Goodies TV show delighted millions of viewers with its inventive and often hilarious slapstick comedy. Its writers/ performers became household names and major pop stars. Graeme Garden discusses this unique show with clips from the series. Brilliantly funny for all ages.
Kevin Bloom and Peter Harris
18.00-19.00 £8/ £6 Two leading South African writers look at the country and its progress over the last twenty-five years. In Ways of Staying, journalist Kevin Bloom traces the path of violence from the murder of his cousin in the hills of Zululand to the fatal shooting of the historian David Rattray providing an eloquent account of how the white community is coping with black majority rule. In 1987 the lawyer Peter
Jasper Fforde image © Mari Roberts
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19.30-20.30 £8/ £6 In 2007 Glasgow adopted Small Island, Andrea Levy’s novel about immigration to Britain during, and shortly after, the Second World War as a City Read. In The Man Booker Prize shortlisted The Long Song, Levy tells the story of July, a slave girl who lives on a sugar plantation named Amity in Jamaica during the last turbulent years of slavery, and the early years of freedom that followed. A heart-
21.00-23.00 £4 Live poetry competition – poetic, splenetic, apoplectic – rhymers and rappers take the mic for two minute spells to impress the judges. Slam poets can be comic, heartfelt, near the knuckle – all are powerful performers. From fiery to frivolous, join us and cheer on your favourites in the tense atmosphere of tonight’s final. Compered by Robin Cairns.
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30-11. assisted suicide. Corduroy Mansions and the Von Igelfeld novels. Dillon provides an emotional and intense insight into the world of alcoholism whilst exploring the themes of revenge and forgiveness. Mary Warnock believes that religious and theological issues should have no place in issues of public morality.30 £8/ £6
The Scottish Writers’ Centre in collaboration with ‘Let’s Get Lyrical’ (the joint initiative of Glasgow and Edinburgh – UNESCO Cities of Music and Literature respectively) presents a showcase of entrants and winners of the Scottish Writers’ Groups Competition judged by novelist Maggie Graham and poet David Kinloch. read and discuss their work alongside members of staff.
Scottish writers’ Centre Showcase
12.30 £8/ £6 In Dishonest to God: On Keeping Religion Out of Politics. and abortion. His new book An Experiment in Compassion shifts between Stevie’s life as an alcoholic and his sober life where he forges a relationship with his girlfriend and estranged son. the current Keith Wright Literary Fellow at the university..1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series: The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party. the division of domestic labour.
University of Strathclyde Creative writing Showcase
Baroness Mary warnock
12. Encompassing a myriad of characters and their stories.30-11.00-13.30-13. Three undergraduates from the popular Journalism and Creative Writing degree. Clyde coastal holidays and the expansion of Glasgow’s public housing.30-13. winners in the university’s long-running and prestigious Keith Wright Memorial Prize for creative writing.30 FREE
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Alexander McCall Smith
10.30 £8/ £6 Tommy’s War recorded the day-today experiences of Thomas Cairns
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10. She argues that to value religion as the essential foundation of morality is a profound and probably dangerous mistake. Isabel Dalhousie.
The start of Aye Write! also marks the publication of the twelfth book in Alexander McCall Smith’s The No. The event will be introduced by Doug Johnstone. Alexander talks with Rosemary Goring about his new book as well as bringing us up to date with the happenings of all our favourite characters across all of the series that he writes – Scotland Street. Religions and morality must be prised apart as morality is increasingly a public and not just a private matter.30-11. Submissions of short stories and poetry for the competition had to be inspired by a song lyric. the standard of dentists and opticians before the NHS. and tries to clarify the foundation of morality in a society largely indifferent to and ignorant of religion.
Ronnie Scott and Shawn Sewell
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stand up comedian.30 £8/ £6 Des Dillon is one of Scotland’s leading writers and playwrights – and a
Alexander McCall Smith Image © Chris Watt
..Booking Hotline 0141 353 8000 or www. including euthanasia. Tommy’s Peace covers the post-war years creating a remarkable document of Glasgow family life between the wars: from the lingering effects of the war and post-war politics to cultural and social aspects of the era. Livingstone in the First World War.ayewrite.follow us on Twitter and Facebook
. the partition of Ireland. including the rise of cinema and radio.30 FREE The third annual Aye Write! event showcasing the best of creative writing talent at the University of Strathclyde.
00 and 15.00-15. media and life. We’d all like more energy and a stronger immune system. He discusses this with Ray Perman whose The Man Who Gave Away His Island: A Life of John Lorne Campbell of Canna tells how Campbell bought the Isle to preserve part of the traditional Gaelic culture and show that efficient farming methods could be compatible with wildlife conservation and sustainability.30) Louise Welsh.com
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Gray. and indigenous spiritual traditions. part of International PEN.
L-R: Caro Ramsay.30-16. equality.30-13. session two (15.
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Women on the dark Side: Scottish Women’s Crime Writing With Alex Gray. Nelson provides plenty of recipes and ideas to combat the everyday health niggles we all have.00-15.30-16. Alice Thompson. worldwide association of writers which defends freedom of expression and promotes international understanding.org. emotions and spirituality.00 £8/ £6 Steve Bell is our funniest cartoonist on politics.Booking Hotline 0141 353 8000 or www. Karen Campbell
14. Aye Write! celebrates the best of Scottish women’s crime writing and asks what makes it so distinctive.
14. tradition and modernity.00 £8/ £6 In The Poor Had No Lawyers..00-15. Andy Wightman takes the reader through Scotland’s history to find out how and why landowners got their hands on the millions of acres of land that were once held in common..00-15. have better hair and skin. And you don’t even have to give up chocolate.00 £8/ £6 In The Quest for Meaning: Developing a Philosophy of Pluralism. thrill at the three party leaders’ hairstyles and gasp as Nick Clegg is buried beneath a humping heap of toads. Alice Thompson and Alex
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TV presenter and food writer Nell Nelson is passionate about good food and eating well. secular. Denise Mina
Andy Wightman and Ray Perman
14. denise Mina. In Eat Well. Caro Ramsay. calls urgently for a deep and meaningful dialogue that leads us to go beyond tolerant co-existence to mutual respect and enrichment. Tariq Ramadan. Session one(14. and civilization.
14. Ramadan interrogates the concepts that frame current debates including faith and reason. Karen Campbell and Caro Ramsay presenting their latest work. In a talk illustrated by his brilliant cartoons he covers politics from the death of New Labour to the arrival of the ConLibDemolition. Louise Welsh. Marvel at Gordon Brown’s progress from saviour of the world to the Rochdale disaster.30 £8/ £6 each or book both at £12 Glasgow has some of the country’s best crime writers and Scottish women’s crime fiction is in a golden age.00) features Denise Mina. a dynamic.
follow us on Twitter and Facebook.ayewrite. scottishpen. www. celebrate the end of Dubya and cheer as Obama bounds on stage. ogle Silvio Berlusconi’s false breasts. Spanning religious. universality.00-15. Alex Gray. In this session she’ll make hummus and rocket pesto pasta. lose a teeny bit of weight and improve our mood. Organised in association with Scottish PEN. acknowledging the greatest flashpoints and attempting to bridge divergent paths to a common ground between these religious and intellectual traditions. philosopher and Islamic scholar. freedom.
spending nights in haunted castles. Along the way he shows us remarkable things about how our brains work. psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman has immersed himself in the weird world of supernatural science. back to the villages of her father and mother.com
in the near future of economic and political collapse. one of Everett’s closest working collaborators and comedy writing partners for over a decade. testing telepaths. and what’s left of interpersonal relations summarized by a couple of flashing statistics on attractiveness and wealth.45 £8/ £6
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15. Alison is in conversation with Glasgow writer Anne Donovan. he cuts through the hype and goes in search of the truth behind extraordinary stories of poltergeists.30 £8/ £6
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Gary Shteyngart’s new novel. possession and second sight.. In her remarkable memoir. this is a remarkable story from one of the major writers of her generation.30-16.30-16.00-18.ayewrite. The depiction of staff and inmates in the children’s home is worthy of Dickens’. provides insights into Everett’s work and life and introduces classic clips from the show. how it is possible to have an out-of-body experience or lucid dream.Booking Hotline 0141 353 8000 or www. Barry Cryer.00-18. she looks back on a rich and complex life of literature and political activism. books as quaint artefacts.
Along with Toni Morrison and Alice Walker. Her extraordinary books have become key texts in the American canon. and attempting to talk with the dead. From being imprisoned with Walker for demonstrating against the Iraq war to her journey. riots in Central Park. anarchic humour. Everett rose to national acclaim with the Kenny Everett Video Show.
Maxine Hong Kingston
17. It’s also a tender childhood memoir that is uplifting when Ailsa (Alison) is transformed through finding an inspirational teacher and discovering a rare musical talent leading her to the RSAMD and a life in music. I Love a Broad Margin to My Life.
Alison Gangel/ Anne donovan
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Gary Shteyngart image © Brigitte Lacombe
Alison Gangel’s The Sun Hasn’t Fallen From the Sky is a vibrant and sometimes devastating portrait of two sisters growing up together in 1970s Glasgow as their family falls apart.
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Barry Cryer on Kenny Everett
15. showcasing his unique.00 £8/ £6 Already one of Britain’s most successful radio DJ’s. and just why we feel the need to believe. has been a huge worldwide hit. set against the background of her mixed Chinese-American identity.follow us on Twitter and Facebook
.. Shteyngart’s story is one for our times from an incredible writer.
. without a guide. Super Sad True Love Story. an indebted United States about to be parcelled out to the rising nations of Finance-London and China-Worldwide. Robert Douglas called it ‘Riveting! Kept me reading until 2 am over four nights. In Paranormality: Why We See What Isn’t There.00-18.00 £8/ £6 For the past 20 years. Maxine Hong Kingston defines a generation. Shteyngart’s dystopia shows tanks in the streets.
literary passions and ideas. exploring the issue of freedom of expression. World Book Day and the BBC.
L-R Barry Cryer. of the sharing of books. as well as having their own radio show and book. witty and compassionate. highlights the work of four writers. Jo Nesbø. he offers highly contemporary entertainment.’ Expect a fantastic event from the author who launched her career with Tipping the Velvet and has gone on to write another four award-winning novels. they talk about Hamish and Dougal with some special performances from the show. Also on Sunday 6 March and Saturday 12 March
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Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden: Hamish and dougal
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AyE WRiTE! WORLd BOOK NiGHT
Mark Billingham and Jo Nesbø are two of the most exciting crime writers working today. is no exception.00 £8/ £6
One of the great radio treats of our time is I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue.
World Book Night is supported by the Publishers Association.30 £8/ £6
Mark Billingham and Jo Nesbø
19. for many Scandinavia´s King of Crime.00-20.
Sarah Waters’ Image. Fast-paced. This event.ayewrite. I’m absolutely delighted that Fingersmith is one of the selected novels.00 fREE Authors appearing at Aye Write! take the time to show solidarity with persecuted writers from around the world.30 £8/ £6
Come and hear the award-winning Sarah Waters talk about her writing and receive a free copy of her sensational novel FINGERSMITH on WORLD BOOK NIGHT when one million books – by 25 authors – are going to be given away by an army of passionate readers across the UK. chaired by Amnesty International. combining the intellectual challenge of police procedure novels with the explosive excitement of the modern day international thriller. From the Dead. AND go home with a free book. is behind the critically acclaimed and internationally bestselling series about Police Inspector Harry Hole. Graeme Garden
Sarah Waters 20. His latest. continuing a noble tradition of writers being at the forefront of action for human rights. To celebrate the release of the complete show on CD. Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden introduced the two Scottish characters Hamish and Dougal in 1979 and they’ve been part of the show ever since.com
follow us on Twitter and Facebook.Booking Hotline 0141 353 8000 or www. reminding us that not all authors are free to express their own opinions or thoughts. an idea beautiful in its simplicity and wonderful in its implications: a national celebration of reading..
. Says Sarah Waters: `World Book Night is a really extraordinary thing. the Booksellers Association. An opportunity to hear the words of extraordinary people.00-18.. Mark Billingham’s crime novels featuring DI Tom Thorne are odysseys into the darkest reaches of human behaviour and are now being televised. the Reading Agency with libraries.
as well as encounters with Indian gurus and abacus champions in Japan.30 £8/ £6
Adam Smith is celebrated as the author of The Wealth of Nations and the founder of modern economics. and in a remarkable new approach. refrigeration. set theory to statistics. aesthetics.30 £8/ £6 An almost limitless archive of history lies hidden inside our bodies. stalking all these. In so doing. family.30-14. uncovers the detail of where Scots are from and who they are. her mother’s suicide.00-13. breakfast and many other fields? Come and test your knowledge about how the inventors of Scotland have left their unique. her teenage escape into another identity.30 £8/ £6
In his bestselling book Alex’s Adventures in Numberland: Dispatches from the Wonderful World of Mathematics. At first she could only dictate. people.30 £8/ £6
12. her marriages. In this talk about the history of counting. communications. carrying within Scots the ancient story of their country. economics and ethics. Not Always for the Better!. The mushrooming of genetic studies is rewriting our history in spectacular fashion.
Candia McWilliam started to lose her sight in 2006. a collaboration Liz Lochhead has called ‘witty and joyous’. her children and. and the unfamiliar process unblocked a flow of memory and association concerning her childhood in Edinburgh. Nicholas Phillipson shows the extent to which Smith’s work was part of a larger scheme to establish a grand ‘Science of Man’..30-14. Alex Bellos explodes the myth that maths is best left to the geeks.
13. her increasing
Candia McWilliam image © Lydia Morris-Jones
. author of Caledonia Dreaming: 100 Scots Who Changed the World. The book covers everything from adding to algebra.
QUiz: WHAT SCOTS HAVE GiVEN THE WORLd
13. As well as performing together. Yet Smith saw himself primarily as a philosopher rather than an economist.00 fREE Enjoy a tasty literary Sunday brunch with poets Diana Hendry and Hamish Whyte.00 fREE How well do you know Glasgow and Scotland and the way they have changed the world? Most people will know about John Logie Baird (television).Booking Hotline 0141 353 8000 or www. he provides a vivid DNA map of Scotland. they often write together. encompassing law. one of the most ambitious projects of the European Enlightenment.30-14.
13. history. In Scotland: A Genetic Journey. indelible mark on the modern world with John Eunson. and would never have predicted that the ideas for which he is now best known were his most important.00-13.follow us on Twitter and Facebook
. places. in our special free quiz.ayewrite. Bellos takes you on a globe-trotting journey in which he tells of his interview with the world’s most numerate chimpanzee.30-14.
13. Alexander Graham Bell (telephone) and Alexander Fleming (penicillin). Alistair Moffat explores the history that is printed on our genes. love and life from their recent collections: Late Love & Other Whodunnits (Hendry) and A Bird in the Hand (Whyte). logarithms to logical paradoxes. But what about Scotland’s contribution to sanitation. They’ll be reading poems about food..com
Hamish Whyte and diana Hendry
From the moment when. The Frozen Ship.Booking Hotline 0141 353 8000 or www.ayewrite. Katherine Mansfield. This event will be recorded by BBC Radio Café. She discusses her work with Robin McKie. biology and destiny. the latest being Obstacles to Young Love.00 £8/ £6 Sarah Moss’ books integrate science into fact and fiction. But his most famous creation is The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin. to the tracing and finding of her birth parents. and wrote the highly successful A Bit of a Do.00-16.. her Highland mother and Nigerian father. In What To Look For In Winter. The Two Ronnies and Sez Lez. He has also published seventeen novels.
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15. Her second novel. as a girl. He later contributed to The Frost Report. author of the major new history of MI6 between 1909 and 1949 which provides an important examination of the role and significance of intelligence in the modern world. published in the autumn.30 £8/ £6
15. He talks about his life and work and there’ll be many clips from the Reginald Perrin series. Jane Austen. is on Charles Dickens. she might come to see once more.00-16. Her next book.00 £8/ £6
Peter Hennessy and Keith Jeffery
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Claire Tomalin is the distinguished award-winning author of highly acclaimed biographies of Mary Wollstonecraft. particularly that of Colonsay. That Was. He is in discussion with Keith Jeffery. Cold Earth was about a team of archaeology students stuck in Greenland while the world faces a viral pandemic. Her first. friends and strangers.
. belonging and beliefs. is set in Colsay in the Hebrides and is both a contemporary mystery story and a story of the attempts to introduce modern medicine 200 years before to the suspicious islanders.
Sarah Moss and Robin McKie
alcoholism. Night Waking.00-16. He also explores the threats presented by the IRA and radical Islamic terrorists post 9/11. Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens.00-18.
David Robinson called Jackie Kay’s memoir Red Dust Road ‘The most moving book I’ve read all year’. Science Editor.. reading. and traces the arguments used to justify the British nuclear capability. she discovers that inheritance is about much more than genes: a heart-stopping story of parents and siblings.00-16. Her next. presenter of BBC Radio Scotland’s The Book Café. Peter Hennessy’s The Secret State: Preparing for the Worst 1945-2010 looks at the Cold War state built in response to that perceived threat. she celebrates friendship. Interviewed by Clare English. Samuel Pepys and Thomas Hardy. the Hebridean island where she began to face up to how.
follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Scotland on Sunday. and love. Jackie realizes that her skin is a different colour from that of her beloved mum and dad. looked at writing about the Arctic and Antarctic. novel. Observer. She talks about writing lives with Stuart Kelly. the
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Our fascination with the period of the Soviet threat continues to provide some of the best historical writing. love of children and the consolations of landscape.00 £8/ £6 David Nobbs began his television career in 1963 on That Was The Week.
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. Religion/Literature Portrait of James I & VI © Glasgow (Museums)
.00 fREE Join Serena Field.the King James Bible and Scotland. Charlie Flint.00-18. and how more recently they have been taken up with enthusiasm by advertisers. playwrights. brought to an end a remarkable life that had achieved international renown as well as touching the lives of everyone in Scotland.
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18. ‘Wheels within wheels’.00 5 March. politicians. Edwin Morgan. ‘Let there be light’.
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Val Mcdermid 17. The Mitchell is hosting an exhibition on the King James Bible September-December 2011: Divine Write . ‘Kick against the pricks’. and hip-hop. In Beyond the Last Dragon.00-18. written with Morgan’s help. Accompanied by readings from Morgan’s poems.Booking Hotline 0141 353 8000 or www.00
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Val McDermid image © Mimsy Moller. James McGonigal provides a unique insight into the great poet’s life and work. in 2010.ayewrite. crime writer Val McDermid introduces a new female investigator. shows in Begat how the bible’s words and phrases have over the centuries found independent life in the work of poets..30-19. and journalists. novelists. ‘New wine in old bottles’. Clippings about a brutal murder in the grounds of her old college send Flint in search of the murderer. and celebration of. As she delves deeper into the mysterious world of Oxbridge there’s much more to the crime than meets the eye. are all to be found in the book. Another brilliant novel from a writer who never fails to deliver.
17. David Crystal. to find out about the pleasures and challenges of making BBC Radio Scotland’s weekly live book programme.. Producer of The Book Cafe.00-18.
2011 is the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible – a book which has had a profound and continuing influence on our language.00 £8/ £6
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The death of the Scottish Makar. this is a tribute to.00-18. our leading writer on language. a life well lived.30 £8/ £6
Behind the Scenes of the Book Café
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in others ridiculously different.
Ronald frame. most recently the widely lauded I Love You. and his Carnbeg stories. collections of short stories and has edited several influential anthologies. most recently Unwritten Secrets. The writer.’ Michael Frayn discusses with BBC Radio Scotland’s Book Café presenter Clare English his moving memoir My Father’s Fortune – A Life. but ticketed.. Goodbye. In this latest work. Copenhagen and Democracy.00-21.org.00-21. There’s also a market area where writing groups can sell their anthologies and New Voices Press will have books on sale. have won many awards. Carl Macdougall and Cynthia Rogerson 20. Readers and non-reading members of the audience should book tickets for attendance through the Mitchell Library. Chaired by Gutter’s Adrian Searle and Colin Begg. and short stories. Carl MacDougall (writer and presenter of Writing Scotland) has published three acclaimed novels.30-19.30 £8/ £6 ‘Father and son were in some ways ridiculously alike.uk.Booking Hotline 0141 353 8000 or www.com
18.00 fREE Here’s your chance to perform your work on the stage at the Aye Write! Festival and get Sudden Fame! To book a slot email admin@writersfederation.
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. Cynthia Rogerson has published three novels.ayewrite.
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19. winning the VS Pritchett Short Story Award in 2008. Ronald Frame’s highly praised novels. he delves into his own family background to discover more about the asbestos sales rep who was his father.. whose novels such as Spies and Headlong and plays such as Noises Off. Carl MacDougall
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GUTTER MAGAziNE SHOWCASE
Gutter magazine hosts an evening with three of Scotland’s leading short story writers. The event is free. have a national and international following. This event will be recorded by BBC Radio Café.
defends Allan Massie’s The Death of Men.uk
18. and the route of his great escape is told in A Rift in Time: Travels With My Ottoman Uncle.
Robin ince 18.00-19.
. Sunday Herald. Stuart Kelly. celebrated Palestinian author Raja Shehadeh (winner of the Orwell Prize 2008) discovered a great uncle who had also been a writer entangled with the authorities. showing us at our most beautiful. provides a detailed study of romance sub-genres. Robin Ince.com
international Women’s day Celebration
10.00 fREE What makes Glasgow special to us and what makes us special to Glasgow? Join learners from Glasgow’s diverse communities. adaptive. free from Israeli or Ottoman oppression.00 £8/ £6
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i Belong to Glasgow. By seeing the bigger picture of the landscape and the unending struggle for freedom. cooperative. It reveals the extraordinary human ability to adapt to every environment becoming the most successful species on earth.
When researching his family history. the details of his life. courageous. How does Lanark stand against these three? Rosemary Goring of The Herald defends William Boyd’s A Good Man in Africa. including refugees and asylum seekers.
To celebrate the Aye Write! Lanark project we look back with Scotland’s three leading literary critics at some of the other significant novels published in 1981 – a remarkable year for Scottish fiction. producer. Ince’s Bad Book Club guides you through the hinterland of celebrity autobiography. The quest for Najib.
Behind the Scenes of Human Planet
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.00-19. and Timothy Allen. Scotland on Sunday. come and celebrate the achievements of women as artistic directors/ managers within the Glasgow and wider Scottish Art community. For further information email mari.
Lanark/Scottish/Fiction L-R Rosemary Goring.00 £8/ £6 Human Planet is the first BBC natural history series to turn the camera on the human species..00-12. Share your experiences and listen to the experiences of others. By coming to this event you join the Grand Order of Curators of Books That Should Never Have Been. and who had dedicated his life to the freedom of his people. from the equine (Diamond Stud) to the gynaecological (Sign of the Speculum) and proves invaluable to anyone who wants to know The Secrets of Picking up Sexy Girls.00-19.org. stills photographer. in a celebration of Glasgow and its people. new migrants and settled migrant communities.binnie@ glasgowlife.ayewrite..00 fREE To mark International Women’s Day. has spent years rummaging through charity shops. jumble sales. talk about the series and show some of the most extraordinary film ever made – a breathtaking celebration of the power of nature and human ingenuity. Stuart Kelly and Alan Taylor
18. Glasgow Belongs to Me! (1)
13. Alan Taylor.00 £8/ £6
Award-winning comedian and writer. defends Muriel Spark’s Loitering with Intent and Stuart Kelly. Dale Templar.00 £8/ £6
Rosemary Goring. Shehadeh shows it is possible to look towards a better future. compassionate and profoundly connected to our environment. Alan Taylor.Booking Hotline 0141 353 8000 or www.00-19. and even the odd skip to compile the defining collection of the world’s worst – inadvertently hilarious – books.30-15.
In A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain. wherever Gavin looked. Owen Hatherley explores the wreckage of the architecture that epitomized greed and selfish aspiration.30-20.
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The 2011 Tannahill Lecture
19.Booking Hotline 0141 353 8000 or www. brought Captain America into the 21st century and made Superman a communist. Denise Mina and Glasgow University writer-inresidence Louise Welsh. Marvel’s Civil War. he took a break from cloudspotting and started watching the waves rolling into shore. and all life depends on them. Gavin Pretor-Pinney showed how important it is to look up. This includes. From the rippling beats of hearts to the movement of food through digestive tracts and signals across the brains. launched a number one Spider-Man title. he provides another remarkable book.30-20.
. In The Wavewatcher’s Companion.30 £8/ £6
Multi award-winning writer Mark Millar has revamped the X-Men. His comic series Wanted and Kick-Ass were sold as movies before the first issues hit the stands.30 £8/ £6
In The Cloudspotter’s Guide. there were waves. bestselling novelists Allan Guthrie.30-20. from shockwaves unleashed by explosions to torsional waves that cause suspension bridges to collapse.
Gavin Pretor-Pinney 19. art galleries and amorphous interactive ‘centres’ to shopping malls.ayewrite. urban environments became the laboratories of the new enterprise economy.. He talks about his work and takes questions from the audience. From riverside apartment complexes. Glasgow. on a beach in Cornwall. call centres and factories turned into expensive lofts. even if he still can’t surf.30 £8/ £6 What is the role of the hero or heroine in Scottish crime fiction and the graphic novel? Is the genre of crime fiction in the context of contemporary Scotland the best place to explore the issues of heroism and villainy? Do we need heroes and villains.
19. an emphatic expression of a failed politics. He is the writer of the US industry’s biggest-selling comic book of the past decade.30 £8/ £6
New Labour came to power in 1997 amid much talk of regenerating the inner cities left to rot under successive Conservative governments.. He soon realised that waves are everywhere.30-20. chaired by Dr Matt McGuire of Glasgow University’s Scottish Literature unit.com
Mark Millar 19. One day. Over the next decade. Hatherley maps the derelict Britain of the last decade. in Scotland? Come and take part in a discussion with prizewinning.
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. family and supporters are welcome to come along and enjoy informal performances and discussions about writing. An array of brilliant writers. Ha-Joon Chang.15pm fREE An informal presentation of sketches – funny but poignant – developed and supported through creative workshops in the run-up to Aye Write! ADD-ART supports individuals recovering from addictions and is managed by the Arts and Health network in Glasgow East. and. Tommy Docherty.. Ted Nield challenges the orthodox view that meteorite strikes are always bad news for life on earth. He’s still a deceitful egoist but now he’s losing control of his love life.00 £8/ £6 Celtic Opus is the ultimate tribute to one of the world’s greatest football clubs. And the weirder. Speakers include: Joan McAlpine. Dark – but very funny.00 £8/ £6 New research suggests that 470 million years ago a stupendous collision in the Asteroid Belt bombarded the earth with meteorites and was responsible for the single greatest increase in biological diversity since the origin of complex life.00-19. Each session is £8/ £6 with a special price of £12 for the double bill. He traces their history from the first recorded strike to the video recordings made routinely today. Jock Stein and Team image reproduced courtesy of The Herald
. social and cultural.
NEW SCOTTiSH fiCTiON
18. Bill Shankly.00-19. These two sessions show Scottish football writing at its best.
Scots’ passion for football is creating some of the best writing in Scotland currently.00 £8/ £6
With the failure of the banks. via Jock Stein’s heroes of 1967 to the modern-day successes.30pm-17. and is a heartfelt tale about the search for belonging and the nature of love and desire. Is capitalism all it is made out to be? Do we expect too much from capitalism? Given the lack of alternatives.ayewrite. showing how our interpretations have varied according to the age in which they fell.00-19. Sir Matt Busby..00 £8/ £6 Why has Scotland produced so many of the best football managers in the world? Rob Robertson’s The Management: Scotland’s Great Football Bosses. troubled young actor Robert Lewis wakes to find that life has changed for the darker.
18. New Economics Foundation and author of Eminent Corporations: The Rise and Fall of the Great British Brands. Jim McLean.30-21. and Anatole Kaletsky. Executive Editor. Jock Stein. Why We Should Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Meteorite. photographers. telling the inside story of Celtic FC from its foundation in 1888. Kevin MacNeil’s A Method Actor’s Guide to Jekyll and Hyde explores many kinds of duality – individual. Chaired By Bill Jamieson. artists (and even dancers) combine to highlight the key strands of the club’s DNA which make Celtic a unique football institution. Scotsman. author of 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism.
NEW fOOTBALL WRiTiNG
The future of Capitalism
18. his mind. how should capitalism evolve to serve people and the world better? Ha-Joon Chang.com
15. quite possibly. Professor Tom Devine and Kevin McKenna and Graeme Murdoch (the Opus editors in Scotland). The Scotsman. many now question the role of the market. Kenny
Future of capitalism L-R Andrew Simms. daniel Gray and Rob Robertson
19. looks at them all: Sir Alex Ferguson. debates these issues with Andrew Simms.0: The Birth of a New Economy.30 £8/ £6
The Celtic Opus
18. illustrators. Refreshments provided. Friends. his starring role in a new adaptation of Jekyll and Hyde.
After a bike crash in a foggy Edinburgh. Principal Economic Commentator of The Times and author of Capitalism 4.00-19.
Walter Smith. Daniel Gray went in search of small town Scotland and its teams – from Dumfries to Dingwall. Doug Johnstone’s Smokeheads is a dark thriller set on Islay.Booking Hotline 0141 353 8000 or www. facing Nixon’s demented behaviour in the White House. Harold Wilson’s insistence that ‘they’ were out to get him. Elaine di Rollo’s widely acclaimed debut. and the trial of Rupert Bear.. soaked in whisky and black humour.ayewrite. meticulously researched historical setting. Her second. Abba and Fawlty Towers.30-20. With live music. is set in a crumbling Scottish hydropathic retreat between the wars and features her trademark wit and another compelling. In Stramash. as he and his father followed Aberdeen at home and away.
gutter magazine New Writers: Doug Johnstone and Elaine di Rollo
19. Alex Ferguson. Stuart Donald’s On Fire with Fergie follows his obsession with one of the greats. Gordon Strachan.
. author of Strange Days Indeed: The Golden Age of Paranoia. during the 1980s. Bleakly Hall.
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20. After the successes of Tombstoning and The Ossians. huddled over candles waiting for the next terrorist bomb..00-21.30 £8/ £6 Gutter Magazine hosts two of our most exciting young literary talents.com
Dalglish.30 £8/ £6 The nostalgic whiff of the seventies evokes memories of loons and disco. was shortlisted for the Saltire First Book Award.
Elaine di Rollo image © Marc di Rollo
follow us on Twitter and Facebook. kidnapping or food shortage warning. George Graham. but beneath the long hair the world was on the verge of a collective nervous breakdown. providing an uplifting look at the country through its teams. Francis Wheen. Alex McLeish and David Moyes. Illustrated with clips from some of the great seventies’ films. reveals the golden age of the paranoid style. A Proper Education for Girls. Chaired by Colin Begg and Adrian Searle.
as seen through the eyes of a young girl. bestselling author Giles Milton tells the story of his fatherin-law.00 £8/ £6 As borders disappear.follow us on Twitter and Facebook
.00-19. it argues that protest music is pop. is about the trauma of the Clydebank Blitz during the Second World War. Mavis’s Shoe. In her memoir Behind the Black Door.00-19. Dorian Lynskey image © Simon Leigh
. He talks about this and plays some of the music. told through 33 momentous songs.. race and region either to defend themselves or attack others – and sometimes both. Glasgow Belongs to Me! (2)
15.00 fREE Sue Reid Sexton’s new novel. who was nine years old when Hitler came to power.00 £8/ £6
i Belong to Glasgow. nationality. Wolfram Aïchele. in all its blazing.00-17.
MUSiC/ PROTEST/ POLiTiCS
18. higher ground. A passionate campaigner for women and children.00 £8/ £6
Sue Reid Sexton
16. In Who Are We – and Should it Matter in the 21st Century? Gary Younge argues people are retreating into their personal identities as a means of survival in the face of a state seemingly indifferent to their lives and calls for a common.00-19. cultures mingle and communication across continents becomes easier. Bruno Langbehn. cussed glory. spending his formative years in the shadow of the Third Reich.
What was it like to live and work in the Third Reich? In Wolfram: The Boy Who Went to War. It is also about the universal devastation of war and the terrible loss it inflicts. Sarah shares the secrets of life behind the most famous front door in the world – from balancing trips to school plays with trips to the White House to what it feels like to support the man you love as he takes the tough decisions to stave off global financial meltdown.Booking Hotline 0141 353 8000 or www.30-17. Even when they fail. Lynskey believes those endeavours leave the popular culture a little richer and more challenging.
History/Biography Martin Davidson. The book captures some of the energy that is generated when musicians take risks. had been a high-ranking officer in the SS and tries to understand how Langbehn and millions of others like him were seduced by Hitler’s regime.00-19.com
Giles Milton and Martin davidson
18. But increasingly people are recoiling into refuges of religion. she mobilised hundreds of thousands of people through her early adoption of Twitter where her legion of followers engaged with her on everything from repression in Burma to diversity in British fashion.00 £8/ £6 Sarah Brown gave up a successful career in business to serve the country and champion countless charities at home and abroad. In The Perfect Nazi: Uncovering My SS Grandfather’s Secret Past and How Hitler Seduced a Generation.
18. Martin Davidson attempts to come to terms with the devastating revelation that his German grandfather.00 fREE Join community creative writers in a celebration of what makes Glasgow special to us and what makes us special to Glasgow.
Dorian Lynskey’s 33 Revolutions Per Minute is an astounding history of protest music.ayewrite. relations between people should become less fraught. Contrary to the frequently voiced idea that pop and politics are awkward bedfellows.
Jr brought the plight of African Americans to the public consciousness and firmly established himself as one of the greatest orators of all time. author of Social Sculpture: The Rise of the Glasgow Art Scene. and regional unions that altered the shape and identity of the United Kingdom. The Herald. accurate. no fewer than 10 artists associated with Glasgow have been nominated for the Turner Prize and five have won.
When the words ‘I have a dream’ were spoken on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963. In Behind the Dream: The Making of the Speech that Transformed a Nation.30-20. it’s a delicious account of political revolutions. most recently Susan Philipsz. co-author of the speech.Booking Hotline 0141 353 8000 or www.
SCOTTiSH HiSTORy/ WALTER SCOTT/ idENTiTy
19.30 £8/ £6 Rachel Hewitt’s Map of a Nation tells the story of the creation of the Ordnance Survey map – the first complete. Arts Correspondent. Clarence B Jones.
19. Stuart Kelly explores the enigma of Scott and the disparity between his influence and his status.. affordable map of the British Isles – and the men who dreamt and delivered it from its inception in 1791. rebellions. looks back at the rise of the Glasgow art scene through the decades. New Wave to Teenage Fanclub and looks at the background from which the art of the last 40 years has emerged. Martin Luther King.30-20.30 £8/ £6
POLiTiCS/ HiSTORy/ MARTiN LUTHER KiNG
His name and image are everywhere – from Bank of Scotland fivers to the monument in Glasgow city centre – yet who reads Walter Scott these days? In Scott-Land: the Man Who Invented a Nation. She discusses this with Phil Miller.
Rachel Hewitt image © Naomi Christie
follow us on Twitter and Facebook..30-20. right through to the OS MasterMap of the present day. What makes Glasgow such a vibrant place for the visual arts? Sarah Lowndes. hammering out the ideas that would shape the civil rights movement and inspire Americans for years to come.30 £8/ £6
Clarence B Jones 19. One of the great untold British adventure stories.ayewrite. collaborating with the great minds of the time.30 £8/ £6 Since 1996. tells its remarkable story and of his time with King. Clarence Jones is interviewed by Gary Younge. from community art to Thatcher.com
19.30-20. his current standing and his cultural legacy in a voyage around Scotland.
ayewrite. who returns home to the south side of Glasgow. but is better known as Belle de Jour.00-19. you would have been most impressed by the dazzling civilizations of the Orient.00-17. with heart-rending consequences.
Brooke Magnanti is a researcher with a forensic science doctorate in human identification. Niall Ferguson examines the defining narrative of modern world history and warns we may be living through the end of Western ascendancy. Whilst investigating the technical aspects. it’s the story of Dougie Campbell.. finds another chance at happiness with Raman.00-19. Yet for most of the next half millennium it was the West that came to dominate the Rest. Magnanti started an awardwinning blog in 2003.
18. Western Europe would have struck you as a miserable backwater ravaged by plague. By contrast. this session will help you to create your own lyrics in the genre of your choice. his collaboration with artist.00 fREE A practical workshop exploring the structures found in Rap and Hip Hop lyrics. Magnanti reflects on both her research and her life as Belle de Jour.00 £8/ £6
18. a Scottish soldier and veteran of Afghanistan.. In Civilization: The West and the Rest.com
16. Manju Kapur presents an intimate portrait of marriages that disintegrate and intertwine. Dave Turbitt. Prize-winning author and one of India’s bestselling writers. Inspired by the 1970s comic strip Charley’s War. a moving family story set in India. television and radio. com
GRAPHiC NOVEL/ WAR/ AfGHANiSTAN
18. a bitter legal battle ensues. and the questions being raised about technology and ethics of online and real life identities.00-19.00 £8/ £6
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The Ragged University
18. but has to fight when the courts threaten the security of her new family.00 £8/ £6 From the acclaimed author of A Married Woman and The Immigrant comes Custody. an award-winning writer and actor who has written extensively for theatre. bad sanitation and incessant war. and the extensive research undertaken with veterans of a number of recent conflicts.00-19.00 £8/ £6 Rodge Glass talks about his explosive and critically acclaimed new graphic novel. To book your place contact carrie@raggeduniversity. a failed marriage behind her. Having left the British Army.
If in the year 1411 you had been able to circumnavigate the globe. Rodge will talk about the process of creating a graphic novel.00-19. particularly in the age of digital social media such as Facebook and Twitter. Dougie’s War.follow us on Twitter and Facebook
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Brooke Magnanti image © Richard Saker
.00 fREE The Witches of Pollok is a gripping tale of witchcraft based on a true story set in seventeenth century Scotland on Pollok estate in Glasgow by Anne Downie. Meanwhile. and her bestselling anonymous books were adapted into a television series starring Billie Piper.
18.Booking Hotline 0141 353 8000 or www. Dougie struggles to cope with his experiences of combat.
Christopher Stevens draws on rare material and Williams’ diaries.
St Mungo’s Mirrorball – Glasgow’s Poetry Network – host their popular open mic session.00 fREE Do you know your Austen from your Auster? Get your team together for a fun quiz and pit your literary wits against the literati librarians to take the Aye Write! 2011 title.30-20..Booking Hotline 0141 353 8000 or www. In Born Brilliant. Young traces a musical voice that shows the complex relationship between town and country.00 £8/ £6
19.30-21. Teams of four needed – winners get a Penguin Books Goody Bag.30-20. and actor Grant Smeaton reading Williams’ words.. A wonderful opportunity to experience and enjoy Glasgow’s diverse poetic voices. this will be a fun and enlightening evening. argues that an obsession with the nature of death lies at the heart of the human experience.00-22.30 £8/ £6
Rob Young’s Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain’s Visionary Music is a seminal book on British music and cultural heritage which spans the visionary classical and folk tradition from the nineteenth-century to the present day. Gray raises a host of questions about what it means to be human.com
CULTURE/ fOLK MUSiC
19.ayewrite. radicalism and conservatism that has fed into the creative and organic strand of Britain’s music from Edwardian composers’ assimilations of folk song and visionary poetry. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries this framework came under relentless pressure as new ideas seemed to suggest that our fate was now in our own hands. one of Britain’s leading political philosophers.30 fREE
Kenneth Williams was the stand-out comic actor of his generation.
In The Immortalization Commission: Science and the Strange Quest to Cheat Death. Hosted by writer and comedian Ian Macpherson.
. Beloved as the manic star of Carry On films and as a peerless raconteur on TV chat shows. via folk rock of the 60s and 70s to 21st century pastoral electronica.30 £8/ £6
Christopher Stevens on Kenneth Williams
19. to trace the complex contradictions that characterised an extraordinary life presenting the first full portrait of the star. An opportunity for budding and established poets to read their own work. John Gray. progress and nostalgia.
20. comedians Arnold Brown and Michael Redmond. novelist Alan Bissett and jazz chanteuse Christine Bovill.00-21.00 £8/ £6 DisComBoBuLaTe – where literature and comedy collide. he was also acclaimed for serious stage roles. With clips from the films and radio shows. Let your ears be caressed by the silken tones of poet Magi Gibson.
20. Supported by Glasgow Arts. So whether you have a number of poetry collections out or are reading in public for the first time this is for you.
POETRy iN ASSOCiATiON WiTH ST MUNGO’S MiRRORBALL
Poets’ Corner open Mic
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30-17.Booking Hotline 0141 353 8000 or www. prose and dramatic works and explore the action between the lines.. and.00-19. is one of the great writers now being rediscovered by a new generation. especially of German and French fiction.’ Zweig. most recently. composers and visionaries throughout history. He talks to theologians.follow us on Twitter and Facebook
. in our increasingly urbanised world. In Nocturne: A Journey in Search of Moonlight.00-19.
i Belong to Glasgow.00 fREE A practical workshop looking at the transference of the written word into performance. an Austrian Jewish writer who committed suicide immediately after delivering the manuscript to his publisher in 1942.com
The suddenness and depth of the recession has raised questions about the workability of capitalism not seen since the 1930s.00-19. artists. Glasgow Belongs to Me! (3)
13. personality disorders and personal transformation.00-15. James Attlee image © Alex Ramsey
. draws on the history of philosophy.00 fREE Spanning five decades. How can the themes lift off the page through voice and facial expression? This session will take sections of poetry.com
Yesterday. Anthea talks about Zweig and the art of translation.
18. which are scheduled for demolition in the summer. is based on the true stories of some of the residents.
18. candidly and engagingly.30-20.00 £8/ £6 Anthea Bell’s name graces many books out today as translator. psychology and neurology in a fascinating quest to discover ‘What and who is the real you?’. allegedly reincarnated Lamas. past and present. of Glasgow’s Red Road Flats..00-19. Alison Irvine’s new novel. Julian Baggini’s The Ego Trick. of the new edition of Stefan Zweig’s compelling memoir The World of
With his usual wit. And fairness must be placed at the heart of the new capitalism for society’s future wellbeing. She’s the translator of Asterix (more on that tomorrow) and. priests. described by David Hare as ‘one of the greatest memoirs of the twentieth century.30 £8/ £6
Anthea Bell on Stefan zweig
18. sociology. Will Hutton argues that reconstructing a bust financial system cannot be done without a wholescale revision of the wider system and values on which it is based. and delves into real-life cases of lost memory.
NOCTURNE: A JOURNEy iN SEARCH Of NiGHT
19. Places are limited: to book your place contact carrie@ raggeduniversity. But today.
The moon and the light it casts have been a muse for writers. In Them and Us: Changing Britain – Why We Need a Fair Society.00 £8/ £6
Julian Baggini image © Richard H Smith. This Road is Red. anthropology.00 £8/ £6
The Ragged University – from the Page to Performance
18. infectious curiosity and bracing scepticism. the spread of artificial lighting seems set to rob the moon of its power.ayewrite. he describes his own experiences in his search. James Attlee provides a strangely illuminating traveller’s tale about a search for the all-but-vanished light of the moon – and a passionate plea to turn off the lights and repossess the stolen night.00 fREE Join adult literacy learners in a celebration of what makes Glasgow special to us and what makes us special to Glasgow.
30-20. common wisdom tells us that we are in trouble. this is far from the truth.30-20.
19.00 £8/ £6 Christopher Brookmyre is joined by singer-songwriter Billy Franks for a raucous evening of tales and tunes. However. writer. or the death of the countryside.00-23. Patrons are advised to use their discretion.
Polly Toynbee and david Walker
19. They compare election promises with government policy. and comic comment on his experiences in theatre.Booking Hotline 0141 353 8000 or www. and a fascinating account of the role of politics in public life. This evening’s conversation will be illustrated with verse. Polly Toynbee and David Walker provide a telling analysis of Labour’s longest term in office.30-20. McLaughlin was nominated for the Frank O’Connor Short Story Award and the EIBF Readers’ First Book Award for his own debut collection.30 £8/ £6
locations over the years and as a travelling actor who seems to have been everywhere.30-20. Toynbee and Walker assess the era of Blair and Brown and ask: ‘What has Labour done?’
Christopher Brookmyre and Billy franks
21. contrary to what you might read in the news. extracts from his one-man shows. This event will contain a singing author. the population explosion. In So You Think You Know About Britain?. and use real-world stories and incisive commentary to illustrate the impact of Labour’s government on the lives of British people. Two natural storytellers take the stage to play a selection of the songs that have inspired Christopher’s novels. Camenisch’s take on mountain communities in both Sez Ner (the name of a mountain) and Hinter dem Bahnhof (Behind the Station) has thrilled readers and critics alike..ayewrite. and raconteur par excellence is never more at home than when he is standing on stage in conversation with an audience. From the gleeful consumerism of the boom times to the misery of the economic bust.30 £8/ £6
In The Verdict.
. actor. the collapse of the family. the north-south divide. In association with the Swiss Consulate.
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John Cairney PhD. to tell the stories that have inspired some of Billy’s songs. NB.30 £8/ £6
When it comes to immigration. leading geographer Danny Dorling dissects the nation and reveals unexpected truths about the way we live today.30 £8/ £6
Arno Camenisch (Switzerland) & donal McLaughlin (Scotland)
19. on film
Polly Toynbee image © Eamonn McCabe
Join rising star Arno Camenisch and Glasgow’s Donal McLaughlin (an allergic reaction to national anthems & other stories) to celebrate seven years of literary exchange between Scotland and Switzerland. Greasepaint Monkey.. Pro Helvetia and the University of Strathclyde. devolution. and sometimes just to sing something offensive. stories from his latest book.
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. Prizes for the winners. his chance encounter with Idi Amin. protestor.
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12. selects the best shopping experience in 15 cities across the UK. along with Tommy Sheridan and Denis Canavan. Discovering Scotland’s Lost Local Lines. he reveals his family life. Robin Harper’s life story is quirky. In his entertaining book. Julian Holland’s new book. Lynne McCrossan travelled and had the best experience of her life.00-12. their closures hastened by increasing competition from road transport in the 1930s and 1940s.30-13. Dear Mr. Harper: The Autobiography of Robin Harper. The event will include a dress swap. and the inspiration behind his iconic rainbow scarf.. originally written in Gaelic and translated by James MacPherson into English. (open to all the family) come and test your knowledge about our much loved characters led by David Donaldson. In A Girl’s Guide to Vintage. his childhood years in Sri Lanka and London.
The follow up book to Discovering Scotland’s Lost Railways. The book brings to life the golden years of these railways and discovers what remains of them today. funny and brave. a collection of epic poems.Booking Hotline 0141 353 8000 or www. Free. There’s much debate about the authenticity of the poems. features many lines that had closed long before Dr Beeching came on the scene in 1963. and open to teams of no more than six. one of the Scottish parliament’s ‘Three Musketeers’. not Scottish.30 fREE Since 1936 The Broons and Oor Wullie have kept Scottish readers laughing at home and abroad. inspiring many later writers such as Walter Scott and Goethe.00 £8/ £6
Being made redundant from her job.00-12. Packed with second hand tid bits and profiles from other vintage lovers such as George Lamb and Wayne Hemingway and showing each city’s signature style with a look book throughout.
Lynne McCrossan image © Brian Sweeney
As a teacher.30 £8/ £6 Ossian. whilst others hold that they have roots in Irish myths. scriptwriter of the The Broons and Oor Wullie for over three decades. achieved international success and has been compared with Homer’s Iliad.00 £8/ £6
The Broons and Oor Wullie: 75th Birthday of the Broons and Oor Wullie
10. parliamentarian. McCrossan. Now in the second quiz to be held at Aye Write. Ossian: How Fragments of an Ancient Myth Changed Our Perception of the World is a new edition. selfconfessed vintage junkie.ayewrite. actor. the events that led him to join the Green Party. Allan Burnett guides us through the story and the poems. McCrossan takes the audience on that journey and provides a one-stop shop for guidance on what to wear and when.. some historians believing MacPherson wrote them himself.30-11. and.00-12.
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. but what causes this inequality to persist? Leading social commentator and academic Danny Dorling claims in Injustice: Why Social Inequality Persists. but has created many beautiful portraits.com
danny dorling and Carol Craig
12. A thrilling story of murder.
follow us on Twitter and Facebook.. as the five social evils identified by Beveridge are gradually being eradicated. pursuit and subterfuge as a former slave.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh was Scotland’s greatest architect and arguably one of the world’s most admired. and despair is inevitable. A story of computer games and dark secrets of the Soviet past. A Life In Pictures.00-15. and weaves the story of his life through and around these pictures in his own unmistakable style. exclusion is necessary. prejudice is natural.
Alasdair Gray 14. he had a profound influence on art and architecture at the turn of the twentieth century. Dorling examines who is most harmed by these injustices and why.00-15.ayewrite.Booking Hotline 0141 353 8000 or www. posters and murals. MacLeod’s The Restoration Game is set in the former Soviet Union where revolution is brewing. In this autopictography. This is life as seen by one of the millennium’s most entertaining and wry creative geniuses. paintings. they are being replaced by five new tenets of injustice: elitism is efficient. he gathers together the work that has mattered most to him over the years. James Macaulay’s new biography is an essential and beautiful addition to the Mackintosh canon and to architectural history. is reincarnated and seeks revenge against the backdrop of Banks’ complex fictional universe in which the border between the real and the virtual worlds is blurred.30 £8/ £6
James Macaulay on Charles Rennie Mackintosh
12. and what happens to those who most benefit. He discusses this with Carol Craig.
Surface Detail is the latest in Banks’ long-running science fiction series Culture. greed is good. who was murdered by her owner. author of The Tears that Made the Clyde: Well-being in Glasgow.30 £8/ £6
iain M Banks and Ken MacLeod
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Few would dispute that we live in an unequal and unjust world. He had far fewer commissions than his contemporary Frank Lloyd Wright but with a few bold and innovative structures. Both authors are widely praised: Scotland on Sunday called Ken MacLeod’s works ‘of science fiction so worryingly close to reality that he may well be hailed as a prophet’..30-13.30-13.00 £8/ £6
Alasdair Gray is known throughout the world for his writing. but he is also a highly regarded artist who not only illustrates and designs his own books. that.
this book could hardly be more vivid. private compromises and hidden agendas.00 £8/ £6
Tracing the intertwined lives of an unforgettable cast of characters. and what he had to do to achieve this. a Dundonian local businessman who is fast becoming a Scottish comic icon.000 people entered Treblinka. The author personally follows in his subject’s footsteps from Klobuck.00-15.
Toni Morrison called Zoë Wicomb ‘An extraordinary writer . She discusses her work with Louise Welsh. and relations with those who serve us. He reads from Bob’s recent autobiography Bob Servant: Hero of Dundee and plays a short film visualising BBC Radio Scotland’s adaptation of Bob’s first book Delete This at Your Peril – The Bob Servant Emails. it sweeps away the dust and grime of the postwar years to reveal a rich mosaic of twentiethcentury Scottish life.. State of Emergency: The Way We Were: Britain. set in Glasgow and South
James Robertson image © Marianne Mitchelson
More than 800.00-15. 1970-1974. James Robertson’s new novel. brilliant. which stars Brian Cox as Bob Servant. Brilliantly blending the personal and the political.30 £8/ £6
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In his brilliant new history. and precious. Hershl Sperling was one of them. He is the perfect guide to a luridly colourful seventies’ landscape that shaped our present from the financial boardroom to the suburban bedroom. seductive.follow us on Twitter and Facebook
Mark S Smith
15. family ties. explores a range of human relationships: marriage.Booking Hotline 0141 353 8000 or www.ayewrite.. her talent glitters’...
. The One that Got Away. Her new book. And the Land Lay Still. Dominic Sandbrook recreates the gaudy. Sunday Herald. and fewer than 70 came out.30 £8/ £6
Neil Forsyth takes you into the world of his alter-ego Bob Servant. Why then. Mark S Smith traces the life of a man who survived seven Nazi camps. schizophrenic atmosphere of the early 1970s: the world of Enoch Powell and Tony Benn. to Glasgow. Hershl’s story is testament to the lasting torment of those very few who survived the Nazis’ most notorious death factory. David Bowie and Brian Clough.00 £8/ £6
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zoë Wicomb and Louise Welsh
14. Germaine Greer and Mary Whitehouse. friendship.30-16. to Treblinka. is a searching journey into the heart of a country of high hopes and unfulfilled dreams. deservedly winning the 2010 Saltire Book of the Year Award. Robertson is interviewed by Iain Macwhirter.30-16.30-16.com
15. fifty years later. For those who remember the days when you could buy a new colour television but power cuts stopped you from watching it. did he jump to his death from a bridge in Scotland? In Treblinka Survivor: The Life and Death of Hershl Sperling.
Clients include the Birmingham Six. she looks at the British government’s involvement in torture which. Eve Fairfax. the highest lake. Judith Ward. now living and working in Glasgow.30-16.30 See entry for 17. bringing together the best of his work. Gareth talks about her new book and looks at Lockerbie and the work of the Miscarriage of Justice organisation.00 5 March.30-16. the mistress of both the second Lord Grimthorpe and the Prince of Wales. Absent Fathers.500 miles. But beyond the range’s sheer immensity. and containing the highest active volcanoes in the world. is a masterfully atmospheric study of hidden lives and family secrets featuring Alice Keppel.ayewrite.
. the lover of Vita Sackville-West.Booking Hotline 0141 353 8000 or www. A Book of Secrets: Illegitimate Daughters.. the Andes impress by statistics alone. and peaks rivalled in size only by the Himalayas.00-18.00 £8/ £6
Harry Hill said ‘If you’re looking for a humour/art crossover.00 £8/ £6
17. the largest salt flat. In What the Hell are You Doing?’. Augustus John. Ellen Terry and Henry Irving.
15. and interned in secret prisons abroad under regimes that continue to practice torture. among others.. He talks about this work in a celebration of the surreal world of one of our finest contemporary artists. Lord Grimthorpe’s abandoned fiancée and sometime muse of Auguste Rodin. science and myth.
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david Shrigley 17. then David Shrigley’s stuff is spot on’. and the novelist Violet Trefusis. travel writer Michael Jacobs journeys across seven different countries.00-18. held in prisons in the UK on the basis of secret evidence. In Dispatches From the Dark Side: On Torture and the Death of Justice. old and new. will destroy much of the moral and legal fabric it claims to be protecting.
Lawyer Gareth Peirce represents individuals subject to rendition and torture. His latest book. and Moazzam Begg. and to reveal the secrets of a place steeped in history. Shrigley provides a beautifully designed and darkly comic collection of work. In Andes. Bernard Shaw. attempting to uncover the stories of those who have shared his fascination with the region.30 £8/ £6
17. Holroyd once again casts light on the lives of others as well as himself. if not accounted for.00 £8/ £6
Critically acclaimed biographer Michael Holroyd has written the lives of Lytton Strachey.com
Stretching for over 5. is its concentration of radically contrasting scenery and climates. the family of Jean Charles de Menezes.
the diaries are an affecting account of liquor. Obelix. All 34 books remain immensely popular across Europe and have been made into films and television series. offers a mix of deadpan humour. These leg-pulling. clubs and theatres and the endless disorientations on the merry go round of live touring.
Telling tales has long been part of our culture. author of the 2005 ‘Dalek’ Dr Who episode and huge fan and (another fan) Stuart Kelly of Scotland on Sunday.Booking Hotline 0141 353 8000 or www.00-20. Dogmatix and others for ninety minutes of fun. By turns poignant. joined by Rob Shearman.
James yorkston19. So. boasting and astounding tales are completely unbelievable.00-21. James will talk about his book and play music. wide-eyed wonder and the romantic absurdity of playing music for a living. sleeplessness and the beauty of song.ayewrite.30 £8/ £6
Asterix the Gaul is over 50 years old in 2011..
University of Glasgow Creative Writing Showcase and award of Sceptre Prize
19. the reader experiences the never ending highs and lows of pubs. It’s Lovely To Be Here: The Touring Diaries Of A Scottish Gent..00 fREE This double bill features the best in new writing from staff and students in the University of Glasgow Creative Writing course. Filled with bathos and written in Yorkston’s intimate style. witty and philosophical.00-18. or are they? Here our fantastic storytellers are put to the test. It culminates in the presentation of the annual Sceptre Prize to the outstanding student from 2010. provides a tour of the work. Anthea Bell. they love to compete! The audience will vote to decide who deserves the legendary leprechaun Oscar for telling the best tall tale.follow us on Twitter and Facebook
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A series of discussions looking at issues and debates for Scotland’s future.ayewrite. Thursday March 10 18. author. why is there no real sign or emergence of any coherent and radical alternative? Speakers include Alf Young. Join this high profile panel discussion to discuss and debate not what went wrong.15
Bread and Roses
Wednesday March 9 18. His famous alienation speech was rightly regarded as on a par with the Gettysburg address by the New York Times. Tramway.
. Centre for Public Policy for Regions. Then a panel. Aye Write! pays tribute to Jimmy Reid with the reading of his classic speech by David Hayman.00-19. spaces and places to express oneself and gain support? Speakers include Neil Mulholland. and how can we best aid and support long lasting and fundamental change both in individual attitudes and at the level of society? Speakers are: Professor Phil Hanlon. film maker and Sarah Munro.
Radical Scotland No More: Beyond the Politics of Caution
Devolution has been a disappointment to many – characterised by caution.15
Whose Public Services?
friday March 11 18. Gerry Hassan and others will discuss his work and impact and the future of Scotland. Dept of Public Health. journalist and commentator. Glasgow Caledonian University. Edinburgh College of Art. His work for Glasgow and Scotland was remarkable as was his ability to move a crowd to tears and action. co-author. Alisa McKay. What is the overall picture of public health in the city.
Glasgow has the record as ‘the sick man of Europe’. Glasgow Centre for Population Health. Tuesday March 8 18. Joan McAlpine. University of Glasgow. Mental Health Foundation Scotland.00-19.15
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Where is the Public in Public Health?
and continuity.00-19. Andy Wightman. but how a radical Scottish politics can address issues of power.00-21. and if so. Fiona Crawford. voices and public conversation? Speakers include Gerry Hassan. Edinburgh University Centre for International Public Health Policy and John McLaren.15
false Economies: Restoration and Recovery
What is the future of the economy in Scotland and wider afield? After the global crash and bankers’ crisis.00-19.Booking Hotline 0141 353 8000 or www. journalist and Scotsman columnist. what are the potential prospects for the economy? Do we still remain wedded to a politics of restoration
The public sector faces challenges and constraints unprecedented in modern times. but has a reputation for innovative thinking about public health alongside community-driven models for change.com
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19. what does it mean culturally and politically? And what does it mean to be an artist in contemporary Scotland? How does one find ways. David Purdy. Feelbad Britain.15
What is the state of the arts and culture in Scotland today? Is it still relevant or meaningful to talk of an artistic renaissance. Glasgow University. Dr Gerry McCartney. Professor Tom Devine. writer and broadcaster.00-19. made up of Ruth Wishart.00 £8/ £6 Jimmy Reid’s death in 2010 bought to an end a remarkable political life. Nick Higgins.. NHS Health Scotland. The Poor Had No Lawyers.
£4 (places are limited) Monday March 7 18. Isabella Goldie..
and prioritising economic growth? And if we increasingly question the conventional truths of the last few decades. What is the best way to respond – which protects the public and is in keeping with progressive values? How will the cuts impact on Scotland? How can the dominant model of public sector reform and modernisation – which is top down and centred on marketisation be challenged? Speakers include Professor Allyson Pollock.
Celebrate fifty years of James and the Giant Peach.00-15.30-11.00-15.
12. Suitable for 7-11 years.30 Suitable for 0-3 years. songs.
Event sponsored by the Clydesdale Bank. Includes a visit from Horrid Henry plus some chocolately fun. Zog and Co.00 fREE Children will explore. holding and spending it! Join in with money themed stories.
Are you Coming Out to Play?
Aliens Love Underpants
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Also 12 March 14.00 fREE Take a trip down memory lane with our playtime of the past session as we play hopscotch. A great chance for all the family to play together at this fun-filled nostalgic event. Stories. arts and crafts and Pre-5 fun.00 fREE Come and join swimming ducks.30 £8/£6 (full) Child £3 family Ticket (2 Adult/2 Children) £14 An hour of fun with the ever popular Julia Donaldson who will be acting out her fantastic stories and singing her songs.
12.13.00 . marbles. Suitable for 7-10 year olds. Also 6 & 12 March 10.00-15. Mix them together and what do you get? A most extraordinary and ‘peachy’ adventure.00-13. After the show Julia will be signing copies of her books.00-13. puzzles and games.30 fREE See entry 5 March
Bounce ‘n’ Rhyme Session
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10. including Zog and Cave Baby. have some ‘Horrid’ fun and enjoy Julia Donaldson’s great show.00 fREE See entry 6 March
Horrid Henry Gets Rich Quick
The Brain Boggling family Book Challenge
James and the Giant Peach
14.00-15. Suitable for 3-5 years. five stones and more. Suitable for family teams (7 years and above). Join us as we share in the fun of James and the Giant Peach through story.3. Plus. The challenge finishes as we go ‘eyes down’ for a game of our ever popular Book Bingo. a young boy and some giant creepy crawlies.follow us on Twitter and Facebook
. games and crafts. plus a special alien ‘encounter. puzzles and games for a really ‘horrid’ time.
Bounce ‘n’ Rhyme Session
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10.’ Suitable for 3-6 years
14.00 fREE Horrid Henry loves money – counting. rhyme-time and story sessions for 0-3 year olds and their parents or carers.
Prizes will be awarded.30 fREE See entry 5 March
MARCH 5 . create and perform their own work in a magical drama experience by Pop-Up Theatre.Booking Hotline 0141 353 8000 or www.00 fREE Take a bag of crocodile tongues.00 fREE Fun activity for parents / carers and children 3-5 years to enjoy together. Suitable for 3-5 years. jokes.3011. ropes and balls.00-15.
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Bring your family to our fantastic weekend programme of fun-filled events.
Event sponsored by the Clydesdale Bank. Stories.00 fREE Think you know your Horrid Henry from your Harry Potter? Then enter our team Family Book Challenge and compete in fun themed and picture rounds.
Count Me in 1. Bring books to life while engaging in physical activity through stories and rhymes.00-15.00-15. biting fish and clock-climbing mice plus many more for a numbercrunching sixty minutes of numeracyfilled fun.00 fREE Pants! Pants! Pants! Pants of every shape and size! Come and have a ‘pantastic’ time with ‘Aliens Love Underpants’ and other tales. puzzles.30-11..00-15.ayewrite..00 fREE See entry 6 March
12.2. crafts and games.30 fREE Action songs.
.Booking Hotline 0141 353 8000 or www. With such a fascinating mix of humour. We would like to thank Tesco Bank for their support and look forward to working with them to make this a memorable event. This year’s programme is our biggest and best yet and includes a fantastic range of events. Jamie Rix and the current Children’s Laureate. The Bank aims to make a positive contribution across Scotland through its support of community initiatives.
. The Mitchell Library will welcome some of the best children’s authors. Nick Butterworth. Through Aye Write! we wish to increase awareness and use of Glasgow’s library service as a lifelong valuable resource and promote a culture of reading within the family.com
Aye Write! 2011 will again welcome thousands of Glasgow’s children to our award-winning programme of events for schools. Morris Gleitzman.
Anthony Browne photo image © Mark Mackenzie. There is also a wonderful programme of events for nursery children and children with additional support needs. Tesco Bank is supporting the Aye Write! Schools Programme in 2011. adventure. Troll Image © Joanne Nethercott
MARCH 5 . poets and illustrators from across the UK and as far afield as Australia. Among those appearing are Julia Donaldson.. verse. The support of the schools programme will give thousands of children from across Glasgow an appreciation of reading and experiences that will stay with them for life. Reading is integral to this as it acts as a vehicle for both learning and development.ayewrite. Anthony Browne (pictured). horror and history we know this year’s Aye Write! schools programme will again enthuse young people about the joy of reading and inspire the next generation of writers and artists. workshops and activities for all ages.12
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. Picador. staff at the Mitchell.00 13.00-18. Camilla Elworthy. Emma Knight.00-16.30-19.30-20. Constable Robinson. Canongate.00-20.00 17.00-18.00 18.30-14.00-19.00-15.30 13.00-13. Ed Griffiths.30-20.00-15.00 18.30 19.30 17.00-18.30-20.00-18.30 12.30-11.30-18.30 10. Faber.00 15.ayewrite. Suzanne Fowler.30 17.00-19.00 15. Ruth Killick.00 18.30-16. Harper Collins.30-20.00 14. Granta.00 19.00 10. Gavin MacDougall. Penguin.30 10. Domino Records.00 15.30 12. Jude Drake.30 12. Emily Burns.30 12.00-21.00-18.30-20. Ebury. Hachette Scotland.30 14.00-23. Jonathan Cape.30 18. Macmillan. Katie Bond. Caroline Brown.00-18. and especially the publishers who work with us each year to bring authors to the city: Allen Lane.30-16. Hodder.30 13.00 17.30 19.30 19. Thi Dinh.45 15.30-14.00-13. Five Leaves.30-19. Please check website..com for all details.30 Shirley Williams: Politics/Memoir Kevin Bloom & Peter Harris: South Africa/Politics Jasper Fforde: New Fiction Andrea Levy: New Fiction Graeme Garden & The Goodies: Comedy/Seventies The Scottish Poetry Slam Championship Final Creative writing showcase Alexander McCall Smith: New Fiction Des Dillon: New Scottish Fiction Scottish Writers’ Centre Showcase Ronnie Scott & Shawn Sewell: Glasgow history Baroness Mary Warnock: Religion/Politics Nell Nelson: Eating well/Cookery Steve Bell: Comedy/Politics Women on the Dark Side: Scottish Women’s Crime Fiction Writing: Crime Fiction Andy Wightman & Ray Perman: Scottish history/Politics Tariq Ramadan: Philosophy/Islam Barry Cryer on Kenny Everett: Comedy Gary Shteyngart: New American Fiction Alison Gangel/Anne Donovan: Memoir/Glasgow history/Seventies Richard Wiseman: Psychology Maxine Hong Kingston: Memoir Amnesty International Barry Cryer & Graeme Garden: Hamish & Dougal: Comedy Mark Billingham & Jo Nesbø: Crime Fiction World Book Night: Sarah Waters Hamish Whyte & Diana Hendry: Poetry John Eunson: Quiz: What Scots have given the World Alistair Moffat: Scottish history Alex Bellos: Mathematics/Science Nicholas Phillipson: Philosophy/Economics Candia McWilliam: Memoir Jackie Kay: Memoir Sarah Moss & Robin McKie: New Scottish Fiction/Science Peter Hennessey & Keith Jeffery: Politics/Espionage David Nobbs: Comedy/Seventies/Reginald Perrin Claire Tomalin: Writing Lives Val McDermid: New Crime Fiction Behind the Scenes of the Book Café: Radio/Books Amnesty International James McGonigal: Edwin Morgan/Scottish poetry David Crystal: Religion/Literature/King James Bible Michael Frayn: Memoir Sudden Fame: Federation of Writers: New Writing Ronald Frame.
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18. Bloomsbury. Luath.00-15.30 12. Jenny Fry.00 17. Geddes & Grosset.00 17.00 20. Bethan Jones.00 14.00-19.30-21. the sponsors. www.00 15.00 17. Mark Hutchinson.30-13. Polygon. Anna Frame.00 17. Stuart Kelly & Alan Taylor: Lanark/Scottish Fiction Mark Millar: Graphic Novels Tannahill Debate: Crime/Heroes Owen Hatherley: Politics/Architecture Gavin Pretor-Pinney: Cloudwatching/Science
The At a Glance section contains all paid for events except for the special events done in association with the Democratic Left (page 27) and the free community events.30-13.30 19.30 15. Berlinn.30 19. Profile. Amelia Fairney. Laura Brooke.30 14.30-21. Random House.30 18.00 19.00 21. W W Norton.00-19.00 17.00 18.. Verso. Freight Design. Headline. chairs.30-13.30-14.00-19.00 18.00 12.00 20.00-19.30-11.00-16.30-11. Little Brown.30 19.ayewrite.00-21.00-18.00 17.00-18.
Rebecca Pearson.30-21.00-18.30 19.00 17.30-20.00 12.00-20. Bart Mcdonagh.30 19.00-17.30 18.30-20.00-21.30 19.00 19.00-21.00 18.30 21.00 15.30 15.30 19.00 18.00-19. Lyndsey Ng.30 20.00-15. Jones: Politics/History/Martin Luther King Stuart Kelly: Scottish History/Identity/Walter Scott Sarah Lowndes: Glasgow Art Rodge Glass: Graphic Novel/War/Afghanistan Manju Kapur: New Fiction Niall Ferguson: Politics Brooke Magnanti: Media/Memoir/Identity Rob Young: Culture/Folk Music Poets’ Corner open Mic in association with St Mungo’s Mirrorball Christopher Stevens on Kenneth Williams: Comedy/Biography John Gray: Philosophy Literally Quizzical: Quiz DisComBoBuLaTe: Cabaret Alison Irvine: New Fiction Anthea Bell on Stefan Zweig: Literature/Translation Julian Baggini: Philosophy/Identity Will Hutton: Politics/Economics James Attlee: Nocturne: A Journey in Search of Night Danny Dorling: Politics John Cairney: Acting/Memoir Polly Toynbee & David Walker: Politics Arno Camenisch (Switzerland) & Donal McLaughlin (Scotland): Poetry Christopher Brookmyre & Billy Franks: Music/Crime Fiction The Broons and Oor Wullie: 75th Birthday of the Broons and Oor Wullie Quiz Julian Holland: Scottish History/Travel/Railways Robin Harper: Politics/The Environment Lynne McCrossan: Style Allan Burnett: Poetry/Scottish History Danny Dorling & Carol Craig: Politics/Inequality James Macaulay on Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Art/Architecture Alasdair Gray: Art Iain M.00 The Future of Capitalism: Politics/Economics Ted Nield: Science Kevin MacNeil: New Scottish Fiction Football Double Bill: New Football Writing Gutter Magazine New Writers Doug Johnstone & Elaine di Rollo: New writing Francis Wheen: History/Film/Seventies Sarah Brown: Memoir Giles Milton & Martin Davidson: History/Biography Dorian Lynskey: Music/Protest/Politics Gary Younge: Identity/Politics Rachel Hewitt: Geography/Maps Clarence B.ayewrite. Katherine Stroud.00-19.00-22.30 19.00 17.30 12.00-23.com
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18.30-20.30-16.00 18.00 14.30 17.30-20.30-20. Kelly Pike.30 19.30 18.00 19.30 19.30-13. Sarah Shin.00-15. Banks & Ken MacLeod: New Fiction Dominic Sandbrook: History/Seventies Zoë Wicomb & Louise Welsh: New Fiction James Robertson: New Scottish Fiction Mark S Smith: History/Biography Neil Forsyth: Comedy Michael Holroyd: Biography Amnesty International David Shrigley: Cartoons/Art Michael Jacobs: Travel Gareth Peirce: Law/Politics A Tribute to Asterix: Graphic Novels James Yorkston: Music Creative Writing Showcase: New Writing Tall Tales: Fiction Jimmy Reid Tribute
Rosalie Macfarlane.00-18. Jan Rutherford.00 18.30-20. Hannah Ross.00-21.00 17.30 15. Kenny Redpath.00-15.00 18.30-20.00 18.00-12. Laura Mell.00-19.00 18.30-20. Liz Small.00 19.30 19. Dusty Miller.00-12.00 11. Susan de Soissons.00-19.30 15.30-20.30 18.00-21.30 14. Aidan O’Neill.00 19.30 11.
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