Scottish Masculinities: Graeme Armstrong, Alan Bissett and Brian Conaghan

Sunday 28 April, 2024

Following on from a hugely successful event at the 2021 festival, we’re delighted to welcome back author of The Young Team and festival favourite Graeme Armstrong to chat with fellow authors Alan Bissett and Brian Conaghan on the theme of Scottish Masculinities. All three authors have written books that focus on the pitfalls and challenges of growing up male in Scotland today. Brian’s most recent novel, Treacle Town, is about a young man stuck in a world of brutal gang violence, sectarian vendettas and personal tragedy, until he discovers an unlikely escape route. Alan’s latest book, Lads, is a toolkit for teenage boys on respect and consent, helping them call out bad behaviour and giving them the confidence to be their best selves.
This year, all three authors have been working on a project with young people in Renfrewshire schools – come along to hear what they’ve learnt so far with Renfrewshire school librarian Kenneth Naismith.

_16+  features strong language and violent themes _

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Paisley Town Hall
Abbey Close, Paisley, PA1 1JF
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Sun 28 Apr 17:00

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