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Aye Write book festival launches free online events

17 May 2021 Share

As part of its Wee Write Family Day digital programme

Aye Write, Glasgow’s Book Festival, has recently announced its Wee Write Family Day digital programme to take place on Saturday 12 June, following the main online book festival currently running.  

All Wee Write events are free but ticketed and will be available to access online until 3rd July so that children from as young as three to eleven years old and their families can enjoy them at their convenience and in the comfort of their own homes.

Little bookworms can expect fun, interactive events of fairies, flame-throwers and Mouldysocks. Highlights include: Sleeping Brainy, Mouldysocks and Trumplestiltskin in former Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq’s reinvented old-fashioned bedtime stories; author, illustrator and draw-along genius Rob Biddulph on how he helped everyone get through lockdown with his brilliant Draw with Rob videos (pens and paper at the ready!); bestselling author Michael Morpurgo talking about his latest picture book, The Birthday Duck, inspired by the charity Farms for City Children which he founded many years ago; actor, comedian and author Ben Miller with his exciting new adventure, The Day I Fell into a Fairy Tale; and writer and illustrator Debi Gliori and her snotty dragons in a thought-provoking interactive event about our warming world. 

In addition, The Wee Write Schools Programme takes place from Monday 7th to Friday 18th June, with a series of fun and educational events for pre-school, primary and secondary schools to help end what has been a difficult school year. The entire two-week programme will be free to access for all Glasgow City Council schools and nurseries and will be available more widely for schools and early-years education settings across the UK. 

All the Aye Write digital book festival programmes are available to view at www.ayewrite.com.  

The Wee Write Family Day will be pre-recorded and accessible to view via www.glasgowlifetv.com, the Free Events at Glasgow Life on the Vimeo digital platform for three weeks, allowing families to pick and choose when and where to watch. There is also the facility to donate to Aye Care, a special fund created to help support the Aye Write book festival, its future and the vital literacy and learning programmes it delivers across the city of Glasgow throughout the year.