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Aye Write! Festival Programme Unveiled

23/02/2013
​Aye Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival returns to the Mitchell Library in April 2013 bringing an unrivalled line up of authors to the city. Among the many highlights will be a celebration of forty years of “I’m Sorry, I haven’t a Clue”, appearances by Christopher Jeffries and Tom Watson MP to discuss the findings of the Leveson Inquiry, Sandi Toksvig, Darcey Bussell, Jeremy Vine, Gavin Esler, and 2 special preview events featuring Jon Ronson and Kate Atkinson.
Full events information and tickets are available at www.ayewrite.com. Tickets can also be bought by calling 0141 353 8000 or in person at The Mitchell Library, The Royal Concert Hall Box Office and the City Halls Box Office. Places for free events are limited and can only be booked in person at The Mitchell Library.
The opening night will feature the Cookie Cabaret with readings from Denise Mina, William Letford and others, an appearance from hotly tipped Glasgow band Admiral Fallow, a live DJ set from Dicky Trisco and Richard Colburn (Belle and Sebastian), and live art from graffitti artist Conzo Throb. The Cabaret also launches Cookie Cooks, the first cookery book from popular Glasgow restaurant Cookie. Owners Domenico and Mel will discuss their fusion of Scottish and Italian food traditions, and there will be a chance to sample some of their food and wine.
The eighth Aye Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival also welcomes Tracey Thorn, Louise Welsh, Alasdair Gray, Mark Millar, Clive Stafford Smith, AL Kennedy, Val MacDermid and James Naughtie to the Mitchell Library. Add in a cabaret on opening night, debates on independence, free speech, injustice and Fascist Scotland and family events including appearances by Mairi Hedderwick, Chae Strathie and Alison Murray and there is truly something for everyone to enjoy.
Councillor Archie Graham, Chair of Glasgow Life said: “Aye Write! has built its reputation by bringing some of the biggest literary names to Glasgow for people to meet and enjoy. This year the line up is as rich and diverse as ever and with the ever popular debates and the new creative writing sessions, there is plenty for everyone to enjoy at the Mitchell Library”. 
Jon Ronson will be at The Mitchell Library on March 12 to talk about his latest book Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries. Kate Atkinson will be discussing Life After Life on March 26th in an event sponsored by the National Library of Scotland NLS is also sponsoring a Muriel Spark celebration. Waterstones are the official book seller for the festival again, Baillie Gifford are sponsoring the Gavin Esler and Carnegie’s Call events and Scott-Moncrieff are sponsors of the “I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue” celebration and an appearance by William McIlvanney. Blythswood Square is the Aye Write! Official Hotel Partner.
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