"From it's inception in 2005, the Aye Write! Book Festival has embraced the great tradition of writing in Glasgow and Scotland, bringing together the best undiscovered local talent from sources such as Glasgow University's Creative Writing School with a wealth of established writers from the city, nation-wide and much further afield! Thanks to the ongoing investment of Glasgow City Council, Scottish Arts Council, Waterstone's Bookshops and The Herald newspaper the festival continues to celebrate writing and publishing, promote reading and encourage debate on all things literary in the city. The festival is committed to developing the next generation of readers and writers with a free children's festival running in tandem with the main Festival. This year's festival once again takes place in the magnificent Mitchell Library, the city's cultural hub and one of Europe's premier libraries - a fitting home for a festival which last year saw nearly 200 authors participating and over 28,000 people attending. Aye Write! 2010 takes place from Friday 5th March until Saturday 13th March"