Mitchell Library

Aye Write's Ones to Watch: Sarah Thomas, JJ Scott & Wiz Wharton

Aye Write's Ones to Watch: Sarah Thomas, JJ Scott & Wiz Wharton
£6.72 (£6 ticket charge plus £0.72 booking fee)
Dates and times
27th May 2023
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Adult, Over 14s only. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Aye Write prides itself on spotlighting new talent and punchy stories. Debut novels by Sarah Tomas, JJ Scott and Wiz Wharton will feature in this ‘Ones To Watch’ event which platforms some of our best new writers.

On a balmy evening in late March, Kata hosts a party on her husband's superyacht. Tables cover the massive deck, adorned with orchids, champagne bottles, name cards of famous people, while uniformed staff flank a red carpet on the landing dock. This night marks the attainment of something she's wanted for a long time: acceptance into the glittering world of high society. But some around Kata are full of resentment and closer to home than she could have ever imagined.

Narrated with delicious unreliability by an Englishwoman employed to tutor this family's precocious daughter, Queen K by Sarah Thomas pulls back the curtain on the power plays within one extraordinary family, as world politics begin to encroach on their corrupt and fiercely defended haven.

In JJ Scott’s The Making of Maggie Munroe, we meet a girl with the strength of Glasgow in her heart and a bunch of men trying to muscle their way into it. They won't rest until only one has succeeded but, fortunately, she doesn't suffer fools gladly and can see them coming a mile off - with the help of her intuition, her deid mammy and a Knickerbocker glory.

It is wartime in Maryhill, Glasgow. The city is in turmoil but, throughout it all, its residents struggle for whatever sliver of normalcy they can get. With the support of a boisterous family and steadfast friends, can Maggie navigate 1930s and 40s societal politics in her attempt to find the right path? Her gang includes her unwavering daddy who often cannot see past the end of his nose, an interfering aunt whose biggest belief is in her own opinion and a train wreck girlfriend striving for acceptance, so, when it comes to the four men makin' a meal o' it, they are in good company. Still, oor Maggie will not go down without a fight.

Wiz Wharton’s Ghost Girl, Banana is a stunning, powerful debut novel about the choices we make and what it costs to belong.

 Sook-Yin is exiled from Kowloon to London with orders to restore honour to her family. As she strives to fit into a world that does not understand her, she realizes that survival will mean carving out a destiny of her own.

Sook-Yin's daughter Lily can barely remember the mother she lost as a small child. But when she is unexpectedly named in the will of a powerful Chinese stranger, she embarks on a secret pilgrimage to Hong Kong to discover the lost side of her identity and claim the reward. But she soon learns that the secrecy around her heritage has deep roots, and good fortune comes at a price.

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Accessible toilets

This accessible toilet is approximately 26m (28yd 1ft) from the main entrance. This accessible toilet is located to the rear right as you enter.

Assistance dogs

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome and a bowl of water can be provided. 

Hearing loop

There is a fixed loop hearing assistance system.

This venue does not play background music.

Wheelchair access

There is a wheelchair to borrow. To borrow the wheelchair, please contact a member of staff.

Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

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The Café is open Monday to Saturday 9am to 4.15pm.

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Please note that there is on-street surrounding The Mitchell Library, from 8am-6pm Monday to Friday this is metered. As this is also a local residential area, please use these spaces considerately. Alternatively, there is an a NCP Car Park on India Street next to Charing Cross Train Station which is a 2 minute walk away. 

Photography and video recording

On occasion, Glasgow Life will be on the premises to film and take photos. 

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