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Aye Write! – exciting offer for CILIPS members

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Aye Write!, Glasgow’s Book Festival taking place mainly in the Mitchell Library since 2005, is back for 2020 from 12-29 March with fiction, politics, poetry, crime & thriller, memoir, history, music and more and once again, CILIPS will be supporting part of the festival.

We see the return of Aye Write Introduces and The Books That Made Me amongst another stellar line-up of authors including Maggie O’Farrell, Val McDermid, Joanna Trollope, Bake-Off judge Prue Leith, Strictly’s Anton Du Beke, Michelin starred chef Tom Kerridge, actor and singer John Partridge, actor and comedian Greg McHugh, as well as a free celebration of the life and work of artist and author Alasdair Gray. Check out WHAT’S ON!.

This year, CILIPS will be Chairing our own event and we have 20 free tickets to give away. The event, taking place on March 28th, will look at the influence of technology on democracy and information as well as activism and campaigning, featuring 2 authors – Kajal Odedra (UK Director of and author of Do Something: Activism for Everyone) and Jamie Susskind (author of Future Politics). To get one of the free tickets please fill in this form.


CILIPS are also offering our members a chance to win 2 pairs of tickets to one of the weekends including a night in a hotel on the night of the events.

The events are as follows:

  • 14th March (winners will get tickets to both of the following events):

Polly Toynbee and David Walker  – The Lost Decade: 2010-2020

14th Mar 2020  •  1:15PM – 2:15PM  •  Mitchell Library

Polly Toynbee and David Walker offer the definitive survey of this most tumultuous decade.

Peter Bradshaw – The Films that Made Me

14th Mar 2020  •  3:00PM – 4:00PM  •  Mitchell Library

A collection of reviews from the trusted Guardian film critic

  • 21st March (winners will get tickets to both of the following events):

David Spiegelhalter with Professor Sir John Curtice – The Art of Statistics

21st Mar 2020  •  6:30PM – 7:30PM  •  Mitchell Library

David Spiegelhalter and Professor Sir John Curtice will draw on real-world problems to introduce conceptual issues in statistics

Val McDermid – The Books that Made Me

21st Mar 2020  •  8:00PM – 9:00PM  •  Mitchell Library

Crime writer Val McDermid shares the books that have entertained and inspired her.

  • 28th March (winners will get tickets to both of the following events):

Kenny MacAskil and Maggie Craig – 200 Years of Radical Scotland

28th Mar 2020  •  1:15PM – 2:15PM  •  Mitchell Library

Two books marking the radical events of 200 years ago in Scotland

Mark Townsend – The True Story of How Martyrs are Made

28th Mar 2020  •  3:00PM – 4:00PM  •  Mitchell Library

No Return is a unique insight into a hidden Britain, and a case study into youth radicalisation.

To enter, use this form to answer the question below and select your preferred date:

What year did Aye Write! start?

(a) 2005 (b) 1897 (c) 2014

Please use this form to enter.

The competition is open to all CILIP members in Scotland but the winner can bring a guest who is not a member. Please note travel is not included in the prize. The competition is open until Sunday 23rd February. Winners will be notified w/c 24th February.

We are also delighted to offer a £1 discount to CILIP members for all other events at the festival. In order to access this please just use the code AW20CILIP in the box on the top right when purchasing tickets online.

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