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Talks and book festivals in Scotland

Scottish literature has a long and distinguished history. It includes some of the most widely read classics of all times, from Ossian and J M Barrie to Robert Louis Stevenson and Conan Doyle, as well as works from internationally acclaimed contemporary writers such as Muriel Spark, Irvine Welsh, Alexander McCall Smith and J K Rowling. Scotland’s distinguished position in the literary world continues to develop, and literary art is celebrated throughout the year with a variety of events including book festivals, readings and creative workshops. 


activity highlights

28th November 2014, Edinburgh:

Don’t miss An Orkney Tapestry: A Celebration of George Mackay Brown in Music, Story and Poem.

29th November 2014, Edinburgh: 

Storyteller and author Jess Smith presents a celebration of the life and music of Belle Stewart.

24th - 30th November 2014, Edinburgh:

Book Week Scotland is a week-long celebration of books and reading that takes place every November.

5th December 2014, Edinburgh:

It’s Christmas.

9th December 2014, Edinburgh:

The ever-popular Speakeasy returns with a cross section of exciting performers, hosted by Jo Caulfield.

11th December 2014, Stirling:

At the end of the year of Homecoming, a group of poets, writers, musicians and dancers explore notions of home.

4th - 8th March 2015, St Andrews:

The only regular festival dedicated to poetry in Scotland, StAnza is international in outlook.

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