Events


Writing for Prizes

Juniper Green, Edinburgh
Free, ticketed
Family
Saturday 26 November 2016 19:30

Ian Campbell retired from the chair of Scottish and Victorian Literature at the University of Edinburgh, where he remains Emeritus Professor and Teaching Fellow. There are innumerable ways of writing and of awarding prizes. Above all, fairness matters.  Saltire Prize judging has given Ian years of experience and perspective.


Black Widow

Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Free, ticketed
Adults
Thursday 24 November 2016 18:30

Chris Brookmyre became a full-time novelist on publishing ‘Quite Ugly One Morning’, which established him as one of Britain's leading crime novelists. He recently won the McIlvanney Prize for “Black Widow”, which tackles contemporary issues such as everyday sexism, hacking and social media trolls.


Dads Rock

Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Free, ticketed
Family
Thursday 24 November 2016 10:15

Dads David and Thomas enjoyed playing and learning with their children, and loved music. They looked into whether there were groups for dads, and could not find any locally. Dads Rock was born! A high energy rocking half hour for parents and children to listen to stories and sing songs. Dads Rock will have fun!


Ae Fond Kiss

Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Free, ticketed
Family
Wednesday 23 November 2016 18:30

Burns’ best poetry was inspired by women. He was always falling in love, sometimes with disastrous consequences. His love poems are full of desire, tenderness and regret.

With Lady Joyce Caplan we follow his amours from youth to his final letter to his wife, and journey around the Scotland he loved


Night shadows: An evening of songs, readings and stories inspired by the Gothic tradition

Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Free, ticketed
Adults, Young Adult
Thursday 24 November 2016 18:00

Explore the horror, romance, and darkness of Gothic tradition, through music and the spoken word. The journey takes us from the dark Scottish 'neuks' of James Hogg and Robert Louis Stevenson, over windswept English moorland, across to foreboding labyrinths of old Germanic forests. The event features songs and music by Helen Clark, inspired by fiction from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to Sarah Waters' Fingersmith. Associated tales, readings and poems are delivered by master storyteller David Campbell.


Where's That Book?

Kirkcaldy, Fife
Free, drop in event (turn up anytime during these times)
Adults
Tuesday 22 November 2016 11:00, Thursday 24 November 2016 11:00, Friday 25 November 2016 11:00, Saturday 26 November 2016 11:00

Treasure hunt in the shop. Search the books for Book Week Scotland stickers. Any you find complete with stickers, you can take home.


Magical Folktales

Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Free, ticketed
Family
Saturday 26 November 2016 14:00

We have a very special Harry Potter book in the museum. To help celebrate we've invited puppeteer and storyteller Ailie Finlay to tell some magical folktales. After the stories make your very own puppet witch, wizard, elf or made-up magical being. You will then get the chance to play some games and do some role-playing with the puppets. Lots of sparkly fabric, bright wool, ribbons and fun! To book this session, contact the museum reception on 0131 529 4901. This special event is part of Bookweek Scotland 2016.

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