The T S Eliot Prize for Poetry 20th anniversary tour will visit Glasgow on 30th September.
For the first time ever, the TS Eliot Prize for Poetry is going on tour! Every year readings take place at the Festival Hall in London before the winner of the prize is announced. This year is the 20th anniversary of the prize and the Mitchell is delighted to be part of the national tour, with a brilliant lineup of poets: Don Paterson, Kathleen Jamie and Robert Crawford have all previously won or been shortlisted for the prize and will be joined by new poet William Letford to read their work. The TS Eliot Prize is one of the world’s top poetry awards and was set up by the Poetry Book Society in 1993 in memory of its founding poet.
30 September, Mitchell Library 6-7.30pm, £5. Booking details on the Aye Write! website.
In association with Aye Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival and the Scottish Poetry Library
Quite a Glasgow gangs season at the Mitchell in August – Liam McIlvanney’s new novel features rival gangs in the east end
and the week before we have Andrew Davies
discussing how Glasgow became the “Scottish Chicago”. Find out more at the
Aye Write! website.
Anyone booked tickets yet? Let us know which authors you’re going to hear. If you haven’t seen the programme yet, you can check the website or pick up a programme in any Glasgow library.
Explore the reality behind Karen Campbell’s novel This Is Where I Am, about refugees settling into Glasgow. Karen will be in conversation with Joe Brady and Wafa Shaheen of Refugee Council Scotland. Moir/ Dyer Room (in the Granville Street foyer), 6 o’clock and free.
Liam McIlvanney returns to the Mitchell
to talk about his new Glasgow-based thriller, once again featuring investigative journalist Gerry Conway of the Glasgow Tribune.
Monday 19th August, 6-7pm
Find out more about the book, and how to get tickets, at www.ayewrite.com.
The new Mitchell events card is out now – pick up a copy in venues around Glasgow or see it on the website.
As well as the regular Mitchell tours and family history courses, there’s a series of talks about Scottish football, to accompany the More Than a Game exhibition currently at Kelvingrove.
And Aye Write! favourite Karen Campbell will be here during Refugee Week, exploring the reality behind her new novel This is Where I Am with Joe Brady and Wafa Shaheen of Refugee Council Scotland. This event is on Thursday 20th June, 6pm, and it’s free.
Are any of you planning to go to the Boswell Book Festival? It takes place this weekend at the impressive Auchinleck House in Ayrshire – built around 1760 for the Boswell family – and promotes itself as “the world’s only biography festival”.
James Naughtie, John Byrne, Artemis Cooper and John Sessions will appear. If you go, do write and share the experience with us at the blog.