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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. 


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29th October - 1st November 2014, Isle of Lewis:

Faclan this year has as its theme The Past is a Foreign Country.

24th October - 2nd November 2014, Edinburgh:

Edinburgh will be filled with stories, music, laughter and tall tales this autumn as the Scottish International Storytelling Festival returns from 24 October – 2 November.

6th November 2014, Edinburgh:

Well-known singer, actress and storyteller Dolina Maclennan launches her autobiography, written in conversation with Jim Gilchrist and Stuart Edymann.

10th November 2014, Dundee:

Science stories is an evening that brings you the freshest slice of creative writing with a science twist.

11th November 2014, Edinburgh:

On Armistice Day we are delighted to host an evening of songs and poems on war, remembrance and protest.

13th November 2014, Edinburgh:

Join storyteller Peter Snow for an evening of Robert Louis Stevenson stories on the anniversary of his birth.

13th - 16th November 2014, Shetland:

Shetland’s annual book festival is back again featuring writers of local, national and international renown.

18th November 2014, Edinburgh:

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

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.

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