Book Week Scotland 2012 round-up

Ryan Van Winkle hosts a jam-packed Book Week Scotland special for the second episode of Bookmarked. Book Week Scotland took place from 26 Nov - 2 Dec and incorporated over 350 book-centred events across the length and breadth of Scotland, in libraries, theatres, community centres, schools and pretty much anywhere booklovers could think of.

On the podcast we have:

  • Cut-up poetry photo by Rob McDougall
    Alexander McCall Smith reading his contribution to the My Favourite Place book
  • Scottish Book Trust's Jeanette Harris talking about guarding one of the Book Sculptures for the Book Week Scotland Treasure Hunt, and student┬áJemma explaining how she followed the clues and found one of the sculptures.
  • JL Williams and two young adults discussing the Young Writers Conference, their workshops, including examples of cut-up poetry (pictured right) - and their 5 favourite books
  • Novelist and screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce talking about his top 2 screenplays and why he doesn't read his children's books to his own children
  • Clive Gilman from Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) on their Book Week Scotland programme
  • Translator Brian Holton reading a Chinese poem in Mandarin and in a Scots translation
  • Nicola Balkind discussing her week traversing Scotland as the Book Week Scotland blogger

Listen to the interviews and add your comments below.

Links:

My Favourite Place

Book Sculptures

Book Week Scotland blogs

Frank Cottrell Boyce

Alexander McCall Smith

DCA

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