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AYE WRITE! Glasgow’s annual lit fest lights up the cultural calendar
Aye Write! is back with a bang, again hosted by the beautiful Mitchell Library and with a programme as generous and intriguing as always. Highlights include Booker winner Bernardine Evaristo, TV and ﬁ ction powerhouse Prue Leith and dancer extraordinaire Anton du Beke.
Taking place over 18 jam-packed days, the
festival puts the main focus on weekends but with several midweek treats throughout. There’s also a day of events for young readers scheduled before the main festival starts, so pop 7 March in your diary if you have little bookworms at home.
Check out the speciﬁ c strand of free events,
including a talk from Jemma Neville on her new book Constitution Street: Finding Hope in the Age of Anxiety, The Scottish Writers’ Centre Open Speakeasy and much more. Keen writers will love the robust selection of masterclasses and workshops for creative types while book lovers can hear about Maggie O’Farrell’s striking new book Hamnet and Sally Magnusson’s historical treat The Ninth Child. Hasan Kubba and Ash Ali will reveal the secrets
to start-up success in an event about their book An Unfair Advantage while important questions will be asked in a series of events featuring local politicians. Make sure you head along to this showcase of sizzling authors. (Lynsey May) ■ Mitchell Library, Glasgow, Thu 12–Sun 29 Mar.
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