Mitchell Library

Maisie Chan - Starting To Write (in partnership with The Kavya Prize)

Maisie Chan - Starting To Write (in partnership with The Kavya Prize)
Free - ticket required
Dates and times
23rd May 2023
11:00AM - 1:00PM

Maisie Chan knew she wanted to be a writer for years before she actually put pen to paper. The fear of writing a 'bad story' made her not write at all. Now she writes for a living and has won a few awards. 

What changed? Staring at a blank page can be daunting, even for seasoned writers. How can we overcome those voices in our heads that tell us that what we're going to write will be rubbish? Or that anything we write will have already been covered? How can we get words on the page and begin? 

Join award-winning author Maisie Chan for some gentle creative writing exercises and tips on how to begin a story. She will look at bringing fun back into writing and focus on characters and what elements we need to create a compelling story. 

Aye Write and Kavya Prize are pleased to provide support to any budding writer of colour to access these workshops at no cost.

To access your place in this class please email to enable us using the subject line Kavya - Maisie Chan and we will get back to you.

Accessibility guides

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We also have a supply of books in Braille, large print and audio.

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.

Baby changing

Baby feeding

Cafe or restaurant

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

Click here to see the Café menu 


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. 

Study spaces

Study spaces can be booked by calling 0141 287 7655. Click here for further information.

Free wifi

We provide free WIFI access and further access to over 50 PCs for public use

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