Wee Write! Family Day

Wee Write! the dedicated book festival for children and families returns to the Mitchell Library on Saturday 2nd March!

Wee Write! Family Day

About Wee Write! Family Day

This year there’s a wonderful mix of authors, illustrators and storytellers, offering something for every age and stage.

At the fun-filled family day on Saturday 2 March, you’ll find lots of award-winning children’s authors and the return of many Wee Write favourites, including Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Ross Collins, Meg McLaren, Coo Clayton and Alison Moye, plus some fantastic health and wellbeing sessions for you and your children to attend as a family.

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
Some events are ticketed, visit the Wee Write website for cost details and more info.

Children under the age 12 months attending Wee Write! Family Day receive a complimentary ticket. Please ask the box office to support you with this request. Some restrictions apply.
Children aged 8 years and over may attend an event unaccompanied by an adult – a café is available while your child attends the event.
Parents are required to purchase a ticket and attend events for children under 8 years old.

INFANT MASSAGE TASTER
9.15am – 9.45am | Free | For babies
The IAIM (International Association of Infant Massage) is the leading recognised body for Infant Massage. Meet qualified instructors and learn a new skill that may help to improve your baby’s sleep and enhance bonding between you and your infant. The effects of massage are immediate, but they last a lifetime.

PLAY, TALK, READ BUS
1 0 a m – 4pm | Free | Ages 0–5
Jump aboard the ‘Play, Talk, Read Bus’ Benji, listen to stories, join in with rhymes, and get involved in some messy play. Play, Talk, Read have lots of easy, fun ways to help your child be happier, learn more, and enjoy a better start in life. It’s just the ticket!

MARIE LOUISE COCHRANE
Mrs Mash Storytelling Cookbook
10am – 10.45am | £3 | Ages 3+
Mrs Mash is The Storytelling Cook, passionate about great food and cooking, and helps children create positive emotional connections to food that is enjoyable, nourishing and makes you feel good. Mrs Mash employs stories, songs, interesting props and warm human interaction to get everyone in the mood for good food!

LEUGH IS SEINN LE LINDA – GAELIC READING AND SINGING
1 0.30am – 11.15am & 1pm – 1.45pm | Free | Ages 3–5
Join us for a fun-filled Gaelic reading session for families with stories, songs and puppets with Linda MacLeod, star of BBC Alba’s Leugh le Linda. Although primarily in Gaelic, the session welcomes parents who are learning the language, or who are non-Gaelic speakers.

ELMER CODING FUN
1 0.30am – 11.30am | Free | All ages
Elmer the patchwork elephant loves to dance – but he needs your help to get his groove on! Find out how you can use code to make Elmer dance at this fun, drop-in activity.

ROB BIDDULPH
Dinosaur Juniors: Happy Hatchday
1 0.45am – 11.45am | £5 | Ages 6+
Join award winning author-illustrator Rob Biddulph in this interactive session. Rob brings to life some of his much loved characters from Odd Dog Out and the charming Dinosaur Juniors: Happy Hatchday. With wonderful draw-along activities and a sneak peak in to how Rob became the artist he is today, this event is sure to thrill viewers both big and small!

FIT LAB WITH GLASGOW SCIENCE CENTRE
1 1am – 4pm (drop in) | Free | All ages
Join the Bodyworks team for this pulse-raising interdisciplinary experience and explore your endurance, strength, agility, speed and coordination through a range of zoned exhibits.

BOOKBUG
1 1.45am – 12.30pm | Free | Ages 0–4
A friendly and fun-filled story, song and rhyme session for parents and carers to enjoy with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. But, older children and siblings can join in the fun too!

SOPHY HENN
Bad Nana
1 2.15pm – 1.15pm | £5 | Ages 6–9
Jeanie’s Grandma is BAD. Not bad like a vampire or a gangster or anything, more like… up to no good. Bad Nana is a deliciously wicked new series, told through the eyes of 8-year-old Jeanie. Gorgeously illustrated throughout with vibrantly coloured spreads, Bad Nana’s naughty exploits will shock and appal – and make you snort with laughter!

COO CLAYTON & ALISON SOYE
Maggie’s Monster
1 2.30pm – 1.30pm | £5 | Ages 3–8
Maggie loves monsters, but she is bored with her toy monsters and would much prefer a real one to play with. On a trip to Scotland, Maggie discovers a highland coo, a grey seal and even a golden eagle, but they are not the monster she’s searching for. Eventually Maggie spots the perfect monster to play with, but it’s not quite what she expected!

THOMAS CLARK
Snoof-ma-gandie! From Wimpy Kid to Wimpy Wean
1 .45pm – 2.45pm | £5 | Ages 7+
Author and translator Thomas Clark takes our young hero Greg Heffley from Jeff Kinney’s best-selling book Diary of a Wimpy Kid, on his most daring and daunting adventure yet – to a high school classroom in Scotland! Get ready to gie it laldy as Thomas leads us on a funfilled and hilarious journey, skirting past crabbit teachers and glaikit classmates on our way to the very heart of the Scots language.

FRANK COTTRELL-BOYCE
Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth
3 .30pm – 4.30pm | £5 | Ages 9–12
Ever wondered what happened to the first dog in space? Want to find out ten things worth doing on earth? Top author Frank Cottrell-Boyce is here with all the answers and more, as he introduces you to the Blythe family, Prez and Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth. Don’t miss out on an event that is truly out of this world!

GARETH P JONES
How to Be Hilarious
1 0.30am – 11.30am | £5 | Ages 6+
Join children’s author and performer Gareth P Jones for a lesson in hilarity. The Daily Joker has a rib-tickling joke for every day of the year, along with weekly joke challenges guaranteed to turn you into the class clown. This show contains funny stories, groan-worthy gags, silly songs, super-fast rapping, top tips and games guaranteed to have you ROFL.

EMILY MACKENZIE
Eric Makes a Splash
1 2noon – 1pm | £5 | Ages 3–7
Come and listen to Emily MacKenzie read her book Eric Makes a Splash and hear about what sends Eric the panda into a worrying whirl. Emily chats to the children about worries and fears, shows them how to draw Eric the panda and provides a fun craft workshop based around her book.

CLAIRE BRADLEY
Children’s Yoga Session
1 2noon – 1pm | £5 | Ages 6+
Family yoga session with Claire Bradley. Come and chill out with your child while creating a feeling of calm and tranquillity. Return home with a sense of connectedness and full of love.

MEG MCLAREN
Miniature Mysteries (Pigeon P.I. & The Station Mouse)
1 .30pm – 2.30pm | £5 | Ages 3–7
In Pigeon P.I., birds from all over town have been going missing. It’s up to detectives Murray and Vee to solve the mystery before the feather thief strikes again! There’s a mystery to solve in The Station Mouse too when Maurice finds a lost item and sets out to find its owner. Learn how to draw all of these characters and solve mysteries big and small with author-illustrator Meg McLaren.

SUSIE HOOPER AND PHIL BLACKBURN PAUSE & BREATHE
Children’s Mindfulness Session
1 .30pm – 2.30pm | £5 | Ages 6+
Find out how mindfulness is much more than just sitting in silence meditating. Mindfulness is about connection and relationships, being part of something and feeling accepted. Explore this opportunity to take time out to connect with your child using mindful games, and the breath to be truly here in the present moment.

SECRET SEVEN MISSION
2 .15pm – 3.15pm | Free | Ages 8+
Join us for some Secret Seven fun – test your memory, problem solve and many more fun filled activities. Can you believe the Secret Seven are 70 years old cause we can’t!

MARY CONTINI & PRU IRVINE
Easy Peasy Real Cooking for Kids
3 pm – 4pm | £5 | Ages 8+
A fun-filled hour of food talk with blind tastings and cooking tips for budding chefs. In their new book, Easy Peasy, Real Cooking for Kids, Mary Contini and Pru Irvine challenge families to cook together, eat together and get real about good food.

KARINE POLWART & KATE LEIPER
A Wee Bird Was Watching
3 pm – 4pm | £5 | Ages 3–7
Join award-winning songwriter and folk musician Karine Polwart and illustrator Kate Leiper as they read their new book A Wee Bird was Watching. Enter into an enchanted woodland of delights, listen to a wonder tale of kindness, bravery and protection, and be inspired to draw your own amazing wee bird.

PAUL BRISTOW
Super-Powered Stories – Comic Making Workshop
3 pm – 4.30pm | £5 | Ages 8+
Explore the different ways comics tell stories and then create your own comic, cram packed with your own amazing characters having fantastic adventures, all with the help of author and comic writer Paul Bristow.

ROSS COLLINS
What Does an Anteater Eat?
4 .30pm – 5.30pm | £5 | Ages 3–7
An anteater wakes up hungry but has forgotten what his favourite food is. Can any of the other animals help him? Join award-winning author and illustrator Ross Collins as he draws characters and talks about his new picture book What Does an Anteater Eat? Be warned – this gets very silly.

BECKY GODDARD-HILL AND PENNY ALEXANDER
Create your Own Happy
4.30pm – 5.30pm | £5
Ages 8+
This interactive and engaging workshop with authors and bloggers Penny Alexander and Becky Goddard-Hill, is packed with simple, fun activities children can do on their own or with friends and family to help them explore how to be resilient, positive and optimistic.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Wee Write! Family Day are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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Aye Write: Johnny Ball will be discussing his new book 'Wonders Beyond Numbers' at the Mitchell Library on March 31st!
Emma Darwin: This is not a Book about Charles Darwin: A writer’s journey through my family

Emma Darwin: This is not a Book about Charles Darwin: A writer’s journey through my family

31st March 2019
Aye Write: This is Not a Book About Charles Darwin takes the reader on a writer's journey through the Darwin-Wedgwood-Galton clan, as seen through the lens of Emma's struggle.
Frank Tallis and Laura Mucha: The Facts of Love

Frank Tallis and Laura Mucha: The Facts of Love

31st March 2019
Aye Write: Love is a great leveller. Everyone wants love, everyone falls in love, everyone loses love, and everyone knows something of love’s madness.
Matt Hopwood: Mother: A Human Love Story

Matt Hopwood: Mother: A Human Love Story

31st March 2019
Aye Write: On Mother’s Day, Matt Hopwood presents a selection of deep, powerful stories of and by mothers which were told openly and bravely to him.
Daniel Smith: The Ardlamont Mystery: The Real-Life Story Behind the Creation of Sherlock Holmes

Daniel Smith: The Ardlamont Mystery: The Real-Life Story Behind the Creation of Sherlock Holmes

31st March 2019
Aye Write: In The Ardlamont Mystery, Daniel Smith re-examines the evidence of the case that gripped Victorian Britain.
Matthew Tompkins: The Art of Magic and Illusion

Matthew Tompkins: The Art of Magic and Illusion

31st March 2019
Aye Write: Join Matthew Tompkins at the Mitchell Library for what promises to be a rivetting display of magic and illusion.
Alice Morrison: My 1001 Nights: Tales and Adventures from Morocco

Alice Morrison: My 1001 Nights: Tales and Adventures from Morocco

31st March 2019
Aye Write: TV presenter, writer and adventurer Alice Morrison gives her own unique and personal insight into Morocco, her home for 1001 nights.
Aye write presents Chris Brookmyre

Aye write presents Chris Brookmyre

23rd April 2019
Aye Write: Popular author Chris Brookmyre will launch his new book, Fallen Angel, at the Mitchell Library on April 23rd!
Aye Write presents Paul Mason

Aye Write presents Paul Mason

16th May 2019
Aye Write presents Paul Mason, the author and broadcaster introduces Clear Bright Future: A Radical Defence of the Human Being.

Books Events you might like...

Jonathan Freedland (writing as Sam Bourne): To Kill the Truth
Jonathan Freedland (writing as Sam Bourne): To Kill the Truth
23rd March 2019
The Mitchell Library, Glasgow City Centre
Aye Write: Join award-winning journalist and broadcaster Jonathan Freedland (writing as Sam Bourne) as he discusses his new book, To Kill the Truth!
Doug Johnstone Introduces... Harriet Tyce & Anthony Good
Doug Johnstone Introduces... Harriet Tyce & Anthony Good
23rd March 2019
The Mitchell Library, Glasgow City Centre
Aye Write: Introducing these gripping debuts is Doug Johnstone, a cofounder of both the Scotland Writers Football Club and The Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers.
Sue Armstrong: The Science of How and Why We Age
Sue Armstrong: The Science of How and Why We Age
23rd March 2019
The Mitchell Library, Glasgow City Centre
Aye Write: Join Sue Armstrong as she discusses the science of how and why we age at the Mitchell Library on March 23rd.
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Red Bull Neptune Steps
Red Bull Neptune Steps
23rd March 2019
NA, Glasgow West End
Watch brave competitors swim through the Maryhill Locks when Red Bull's Neptune Steps returns to Glasgow on Saturday 23rd March 2019!
Boys’ Brigade Scottish Bands Contest
Boys’ Brigade Scottish Bands Contest
23rd March 2019
Hutchesons Grammar School, Glasgow South Side
Taking place on March 23rd, The Boys' Brigade's Scottish Bands Contest is an annual showcase and competition event for new and established bands from across the organisation in Scotland!
Little Explorer Days
Little Explorer Days
23rd March 2019
Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow South Side
Especially for 3-5 year olds, Little Explorer days are themed fun-packed days at Glasgow Science Centre filled with things like workshops, drop-ins and make and take activities.
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Family and Kids Events you might like...

Myths & Monsters
Myths & Monsters
23rd March 2019
Kelvin Hall, Glasgow West End
Glasgow Museums are offering a fun, drop in workshop where you can create your very own mask, inspired by some of the monstrous objects within Kelvin Hall's stores!
Red Bull Neptune Steps
Red Bull Neptune Steps
23rd March 2019
NA, Glasgow West End
Watch brave competitors swim through the Maryhill Locks when Red Bull's Neptune Steps returns to Glasgow on Saturday 23rd March 2019!
Mythical Beasts
Mythical Beasts
23rd March 2019
St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art, Glasgow City Centre
St Mungo Museum hold regular arts and crafts workshops for kids, come along on Saturday 23rd March and create your own mythical beast!
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Music Events you might like...

Pulse Band Live
Pulse Band Live
23rd March 2019
ONeills Merchant Square Glasgow, Glasgow City Centre
Pulse Wedding Band, will play at O'Neill's Merchant Square on March 23rd, chances to see this superb live act are few and far between, so don't miss out!
Community Ceilidh
Community Ceilidh
23rd March 2019
NA, Glasgow West End
Dance, drink, and be merry at Broomhill Hyndland Parish Church's very first Community Ceilidh on Saturday 23rd March in Kingsborough Gardens Sanctuary!
Busted
Busted
23rd March 2019
The SSE Hydro, Glasgow City Centre
Busted have announced a major UK arena tour for March 2019 which includes a night at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow on March 23rd!
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Workshops Events you might like...

Don’t THINK... Just Paint! Intuitive Painting
Don’t THINK... Just Paint! Intuitive Painting
23rd March 2019
Kilmardinny Arts Centre, Bearsden
Don't think, just paint! is a one day intuitive painting workshop dedicated to immersing yourself in the process of painting.
Myths & Monsters
Myths & Monsters
23rd March 2019
Kelvin Hall, Glasgow West End
Glasgow Museums are offering a fun, drop in workshop where you can create your very own mask, inspired by some of the monstrous objects within Kelvin Hall's stores!
Spring Revitaliser
Spring Revitaliser
23rd March 2019
The Old Barn, Glasgow South Side
Ease yourself out of hibernation at the Spring Revitaliser from Yoga With Lucie on Saturday 23rd March!
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Julian Clary: Born to Mince
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A Play, A Pie and A Pint celebrates their 15th anniversary with a specially selected season of their best loved plays!
Romeo & Juliet
The Royal Shakespeare Company returns to Glasgow's Theatre Royal with a fresh and contemporary version of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet!
Dippy On Tour: Glasgow
Dippy, the Natural History Museum's iconic Diplodocus cast, is going on a natural history adventure across the UK, and will visit Glasgow between 22nd January - 6th May 2019!
Glasgow Central Station Tours
Glasgow Central Tours offer you the chance to explore behind the scenes of Glasgow's most iconic and busiest landmarks, Central Station!

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