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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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30th April 2015, Perth:

Willie Soutar was a Perth poet who stands comparison with Scotland’s best.

1st May 2015, East Lothian:

Sam Childers is the Machine Gun Preacher, the subject of a major Hollywood film starring the Scottish actor Gerard Butler.

2nd May 2015, West Lothian:

Sam Childers is the Machine Gun Preacher, the subject of a major Hollywood film starring the Scottish actor Gerard Butler.

5th May 2015, Glasgow:

All of Us is a bold new night of (mostly) true storytelling.

6th May 2015, Aberdeen:

A L Kennedy is one of the brightest talents on the current literary scene.

7th May 2015, Dundee:

How did a Roman soldier based in Northern Britain dress? What weapons did he carry? Using evidence from archaeology and contemporary sculpture, Dr Jon Coulston, School of Classics, University of St Andrews, answers these questions and many more, giving a fascinating insight into life in the Roman Army.

8th - 10th  May 2015, Highlands

This annual book festival attracts writers from the Highlands, other parts of Scotland, and indeed the rest of the world.

15th May 2015, Cumbernauld:

A retrospective of more than 45 years of poetry, lyrics, performance pieces, best of revue material and in-character monologues by the current Makar aka National Poet of Scotland.

24th April - 16th May 2015, Edinburgh:

After writing The Servant of Two Masters (recently a West End hit in a new version as One Man, Two Guvnors) Goldoni followed up with this timeless comedy of mayhem-inducing mistaken identity.

23rd May 2015, Aberdeen:

James Kelman is the most influential Scottish writer of his generation.


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