Maggie O'Farrell in Conversation with Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland

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Come and join two of the nation’s most notable women, the First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon and the award-winning author Maggie O’Farrell, to celebrate Book Week Scotland 2018. Taking place in the spectacular Great Hall at Stirling Castle, this will be a conversation to remember; a unique opportunity to hear from these two fascinating women, as they discuss life, work and the books that have made them who they are today. There will be insights into Maggie’s work, particularly her most recent book I Am, I Am, I Am, an astonishing memoir of the near death experiences that have punctuated and defined her life; and a wider conversation about what feminism and rebellion means to them. If you need any more reason to be excited, books will also be on sale on the night and there will be a chance to have your book signed after the event!

Thursday 22 November 19:30-20:30

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We look forward to welcoming you in from the cold for what promises to be an enlightening evening, one not to be missed!

Presented by Scottish Book Trust in partnership with Historic Event Scotland and Waterstones.

Ticket prices have been subsidised by Scottish Book Trust.


Venue information

Stirling Castle

The Great Hall

Castle Esplanade



Wheelchairs can access the Royal Palace of James V from the Inner Close. There are ramps within the palace apartments and floors are smooth. A lift can take visitors to the Stirling Heads exhibition on the first floor. The Great Hall can be accessed from the Inner Close. Floors are smooth. There are five accessible spaces about 65m from the castle entrance. Spaces are on a first come first served basis. Adapted toilets can be found off the Guardroom Square, in the Unicorn Café and in the Great Hall. Assistance dogs are permitted at all our sites and within roofed areas.