Aye Write! returns
Issued: Tue, 16 Feb 2016 10:15:00 GMT
Aye Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival returns with a stellar line-up of big names, debutants, celebrities, powerful political, economic and social discussion.
The festival takes place in the Mitchell Library and runs from 10-20 March. Tickets are on sale now.
For a full list of events visit Aye Write!
Wee Write! a Book Festival for Children and Young People will run from 29 February to 5 March.
The University of Glasgow is one of the sponsors of the event and staff, students and alumni will feature in the festival.
Here is a selection of events involving our University community:
University staff & students
- Aye Rights!: A topical debate about human rights with particular reference to the refugee crisis. Chaired by Professor of Renaissance Studies at the University of Glasgow Willy Maley.
- Louise Welsh Introduces Andrew Michael Hurley & Lorna Gibb: University of Glasgow Creative Writing Professor Louise Welsh introduces two debuts with a gothic feel.
- Robert Newman - The Entirely Accurate Encyclopaedia of Evolution: In this witty, fact-packed A-Z, Robert Newman explores how stunning scientific breakthroughs have turned received ideas of evolution upside-down. Chaired by Professor Kevin O’Dell of the University of Glasgow’s School of Life Sciences.
- Liz Lochhead, Jim Carruth & Gerrie Fellows - The Hunterian Poems: Edited by Alan Riach, Professor of Scottish Literature at Glasgow University, The Hunterian Poems collects works by Scotland's national poets Liz Lochhead and Edwin Morgan and Glasgow's poet laureate Jim Carruth along with many more of Scotland's best poets
- James Kelman, Kirsty Lusk, Sean Bell - Scotland and the Easter Rising: This distinguished panel of contributors debate the Scottish contribution to the Easter Rising. University of Glasgow PhD student Kirsty Lusk takes part and the event will be chaired by Professor Willy Maley.
- Graham Fagen in conversation with Louise Welsh marking the launch of his new publication: Graham Fagen, one of Glasgow’s most accomplished artists, discusses his new exhibition with Creative Writing Professor Louise Welsh
- From Saturn to Glasgow: Students past and present launch University of Glasgow's new literary magazine.
- Sue Reid Sexton & Lorraine Wilson - Journeys of Solitude and Rediscovery: Two authors discuss their journeys of inspiration and discovery. Sue Reid Sexton is a graduate in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow.
- Gaelic New Writers Showcase: A chance to hear from Scotland’s finest new Gaelic writers – the stars of tomorrow - both in fiction and poetry. Dr Niall O'Gallagher, University of Glasgow graduate and tutor will feature.
- Chris Dolan Introduces Mary Paulson-Ellis & Catherine Simpson: Mary Paulson-Ellis has an MLitt in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow and was awarded the inaugural Curtis Brown Prize for Fiction.
Other events to look out for:
- Barney Hoskyns - Woodstock: Small Town Talk: Barney Hoskyns recreates Woodstock's community of brilliant dysfunctional musicians, opportunistic hippie capitalists and scheming dealers drawn to the area by Dylan and The Band.
- Paul Mason & Nick Srnicek - PostCapitalism: This session on Postcapitalism features two highly respected speakers chaired by Lesley Riddoch.
- Hollie McNish - Nobody Told Me: There were many things Hollie McNish didn't know before she was pregnant. Nobody Told Me is a collection of poems and stories on raising a child in modern Britain.
- David Belbin, David Mark, Luca Veste - Northern Powerhouse Crime: Join three crime writers from the North of England as they discuss their latest novels.
- Leila Aboulela - The Kindness of Enemies: This is an engrossing story and an important examination of what it is to be a Muslim in a post 9/11 world.
- John Torode - My Kind of Food: John is one of the UK's best-known chefs. He is the host and judge of BBC1's MasterChef, Celebrity MasterChef and Junior MasterChef.