Events


Xpress Yourself

Glasgow, Glasgow
Free, unticketed
Children, Family, Adults, Young Adult
Sunday 3 December 2017 17:00

Part of a week long celebration on the radio of local published and unpublished writers, and spoken word artists, with readings and performances, hints and tips, and a space for listener's submissions.

Join Carla Woodburn as she enlists the help of fellow spoken word artists from across Scotland, for performances, debate and a whole load of fun!


Travellers' Tales

Bishopbriggs , East Dunbartonshire
Paid, ticketed
Adults
Saturday 2 December 2017 19:00

A night of food, music and stories to nourish the soul. Join us as we travel from your front door, across Scotland, and out over the world. From the majesty of the Scottish mountains to the baking deserts of Africa, the Travellers’ Tales writers will take you with them on their journey. Featuring both fictional and non-fictional books that inspire, inform and entertain.


Cèilidh: In conversation with Màiri Sìne Chaimbeul

Glasgow, Glasgow
Free, ticketed
Adults
Saturday 2 December 2017 19:00

Join Theatre Gu Leòr for a sneak preview of Màiri Sìne Chaimbeul’s debut play, Cèilidh, and a chance to chat to the writer about the challenges of putting her stories onstage for the first time. Touring Scotland in March 2018, Cèilidh is a contemporary theatrical take on traditional storytelling, music and song. Màiri Sìne will discuss the process of becoming a playwright and her experiences of working with award-winning dramaturg Lynda Radley, before opening up to questions from the audience. The event will be in Gaelic.


Lin Anderson: Follow the dead

East Lothian, East Lothian
Paid, ticketed
Adults
Saturday 2 December 2017 15:00

What might it be like to spend Hogmanay on Cairngorm in a blizzard? And want might happen if a murderer is caught in the same storm, in the same place, at the same time? Join Lin Anderson as she tells about her latest thrilling novel featuring forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod, as well as the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue team. Lin will be signing sale copies of her latest book


Story on Page and Film with Bernard MacLaverty

Glasgow, Glasgow
Free, ticketed
Adults
Saturday 2 December 2017 15:00

How do we tell and hear stories both in writing and images? Is there a difference in how we feel about the stories we love depending on how they are told? Join us for a conversation with Bernard MacLaverty who is not only a highly acclaimed author but has also written and directed films. This event is sure to be full of insight and inspiration. Part of the Scotland's Story project funded, by the Royal Society of Edinburgh in partnership with the Universities of Strathclyde and Oxford. Chaired by Dr Brian Hoyle - senior lecturer in film studies at the University of Dundee.


Scribbling in the Margins with Daniel Gray

Aberdeen, Aberdeen
Free, ticketed
Adults
Saturday 2 December 2017 14:30

Rounding off our Book Week Scotland celebrations, STV’s Peoples Historian and author, Daniel Gray, will be telling us why he thinks there are at least 50 Reasons to love reading.

Following his successful events at this summer’s Edinburgh International Book Festival, Daniel will be celebrating the joy of the written word with his new book Scribbles in the Margins. Join us for a fabulous celebration of one of our country’s favourite pastimes! The event will include a Q+A with book sale and signing.


Pentlands Book Festival Short Story Competition Ceremony

Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Free, ticketed
Family
Saturday 2 December 2017 14:00

Following last year’s successful 501 word Pentlands Book Festival writing competition, this year’s topic is 'Peace At Last'. Two categories of entrant are encouraged to participate; those in Primary P7 and those in S1-S3, from local schools. The Community Choir will join the event and provide some suitable entertainment with the songs of WW1. Prizes will be awarded from a donation from the Currie and Balerno Rotary Club.


Metaphrog - Family Weekend

Glasgow , Glasgow
Free, drop in
Children, Family
Saturday 2 December 2017 14:00

Join us at Langside for our Family day to celebrate Book Week Scotland. Internationally renowned graphic novelists Metaphrog will talk about comics and graphic novels, and how they create their stories.


Collect: if present Women of Colour in Literature

Glasgow, Glasgow
Free, ticketed
Adults
Saturday 2 December 2017 13:30

Join Collect: if members as they discuss women of colour in literature, breaking into the industry and creating their works. Collect: if member Nyla Ahmad will interview Safina Mazhar, writer of the Power of Four series. To open the event, we will have readings from young women of colour at the beginning stages of their journey into literature.

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