Books events in Edinburgh

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Events in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival Themes: Stripped

Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival Themes: Stripped

11th August 2018 - 25th August 2018
Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival Stripped programme celebrates comics and graphic novels in style, with authors and artists from around the world bring pictures and performance. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes:  Mind and Body

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Mind and Body

11th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
In this strand authors explore the complex functionality of the brain, the mysterious workings of the body’s mighty immune system and navigate the connections between physical and mental health. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes:  Muriel Spark 100

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Muriel Spark 100

11th August 2018 - 24th August 2018
In Muriel Spark's centenary year an array of writers gather to remind us of the power of her work. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Freedom and Equality

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Freedom and Equality

11th August 2018 - 27th August 2018
From freedom of speech to freedom of movement, free trade to the free internet, ideas about the meaning of freedom are the focus of many discussions this year. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Music Matters

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Music Matters

11th August 2018 - 25th August 2018
Music Matters - In this series of events we welcome musicians who have put down their instrument and picked up a pen to record the pleasure and pain of their experiences. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Our Planet and Us

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Our Planet and Us

11th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
This series of events looks at the precarious pact between people and planet Earth and how it’s time to act while the future of the planet is still in our hands. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Playing with Books

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Playing with Books

11th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
This year we have lined up events featuring hip hop, opera, music and more, plus special performances. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Politics for Change

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Politics for Change

11th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
The Book Festival is a place where politicians and audiences can share ideas about how to improve society, the economy and culture. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Revolting Women

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Revolting Women

11th August 2018 - 25th August 2018
Check out the events at Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Revolting Women, the militants and mavericks from 1918-2018. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Scottish Ideas

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Scottish Ideas

12th August 2018 - 27th August 2018
This series of events explores the innovations, history and ideas which make this country such a fount of intellectual curiosity. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Sport and Society

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Sport and Society

13th August 2018 - 27th August 2018
In this series of events, authors and sports people talk about some of the issues, both financial and personal, surrounding sport. Read more
Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival Themes: Year of Young People: Codename F

Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival Themes: Year of Young People: Codename F

14th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Edinburgh Intenational Book Festival has been working with youngsters aged 8-14 who live in and around Craigmillar, Edinburgh and in Codename F the group explores a range of topics. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: The Sea Around Us

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: The Sea Around Us

22nd August 2018 - 24th August 2018
In this series of keynote interviews, Tania Kovats explores the complex relationship between the oceans and the humans who exploit them. Read more
The ‘Troubles’: Belfast from two perspectives with Brian Allaway and Peter Geoghegan

The ‘Troubles’: Belfast from two perspectives with Brian Allaway and Peter Geoghegan

22nd August 2018
Join Brian Allaway, author of Belfast Firefighters and Irish investigative journalist Peter Geoghegan as they discuss The ‘Troubles’! Read more
Communites, quirks and all: from Galloway to Skara Brae with James McEnaney and Hugh McMillan

Communites, quirks and all: from Galloway to Skara Brae with James McEnaney and Hugh McMillan

23rd August 2018
JAMES McENANEY, Lecturer, journalist, writer and teacher is in conversation with HUGH McMILLAN, a poet and writer in this event as part of ScotlandsFest 2018. Read more
Edinburgh beyond the guide book with Jenni Calder and Tim Bell

Edinburgh beyond the guide book with Jenni Calder and Tim Bell

23rd August 2018
Jenni Calder, author of Existential Edinburgh: An Eccentric Odyssey, shares her personal experience of the city along with Tim Bell, author of Choose Life, Choose Leith: Trainspotting on Location. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Illustrator in Residence

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Illustrator in Residence

25th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
The Edinburgh International Book Festival is thrilled to welcome back Iranian artist Ehsan Abdollahi, this time as Illustrator in Residence. Read more
One Hundred and Sixty Copperplates: Andrew Bell’s Illustrations for the first edition (1771) of the Encyclopaedia Britannica

One Hundred and Sixty Copperplates: Andrew Bell’s Illustrations for the first edition (1771) of the Encyclopaedia Britannica

13th September 2018
Ann Gunn examines the plates for the Encyclopaedia, the sources Andrew Bell used, and the importance he accorded the illustrations as an integral part of the publication. Read more
Helen Bellany at Valvona & Crolla

Helen Bellany at Valvona & Crolla

24th September 2018
Join us at Valvona & Crolla for a Port Seton inspired supper and bathe in the incessant laughter and joy of an hour spent with Helen Bellany! Read more
The Hidden Lives of Early Scottish Children’s Books

The Hidden Lives of Early Scottish Children’s Books

24th September 2018
Discover a rich forgotten heritage of chapbooks, fairy tales, fables, and more, as well as stories about the little readers who once held them in their hands. Read more
Musical Stories

Musical Stories

1st December 2018
To celebrate Bookweek Scotland, join storyteller Daniel Allison to hear some captivating tales brought to life with music and inspired by the traditional tales we all know and loved as children. Read more

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