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Inside the mind of the Aye Write! programmer

​​On the first of October each year I stand outside the front door of Glasgow’s beautiful Mitchell Library filled with a mix of excitement, anticipation and fear as I start the process of putting together the Aye Write! Programme.As I log back into my computer and have a look at my ‘Festival Ideas’...

Wee Write! Programmer Margaret Houston talks planning!

​Way back in ‘sunny’ August my thoughts - and life - turned to planning Glasgow’s 5th Wee Write book festival and my real determination was/is to make this edition a great mix of fantastic children’s authors, illustrators and storytellers. My first ‘go to’ was to sound out my amazing UK publisher...

Jim Carruth - Good to talk

​Celtic Connections has barely completed its final bow and Aye Write is almost upon us. And what these two wonderful festivals have most in common I feel is that opportunity they both offer to help facilitate conversations, musical or otherwise, between participants – both on stage and off. These...

Helen Fields introduced by Chris Brookmyre

​With AyeWrite fast approaching, and with an extraordinary array of activities and entertainment on offer, I’ve been contemplating the draw of such outstanding cultural festivals.  They are, of course, a great deal of fun and an always welcome excuse to spread some celebratory cheer.  But...

Daniel Gray on why Aye Write! is a must

​From across the road, the roof dome seems to exclaim as if it has had an idea. The traffic lights finally change their mind and it is time to cross. After the motorway, the Mitchell Library. Heave a door heavier than a comic sigh and hope the security guard doesn’t spot how out of breath you are....

Debuts at Aye Write! and why it matters

​For me, it’s now after AyeWrite, although as I type there are still many more brilliant events to come. This is a quick hurrah for the hours of planning, plotting, organising, and the crossing of fingers that AyeWrite will, once again, achieve its goals. I was one half of the debut authors panel...

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