All Events

There are events for just about every age and interest at the Book Festival, bringing readers and writers together for inspiration, entertainment and discussion. Around 1000 authors appear in over 800 events, including novelists, poets, scientists, sportsmen, illustrators, comics creators, historians, musicians, biographers, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides.

Ten at Ten

Saturday 12 August 10:00am - 10:10am

A small yet perfectly formed reading from one of our Festival authors to start your day. Check the screen in the Entrance Tent to see who's reading today.

It Takes a Village

Portraits and Personal Stories

Saturday 12 August 10:00am - 5:30pm

The Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care has worked with artist and photographer Colin Gray to produce a powerful series of portraits and personal stories exploring the many guises care takes as health deteriorates. View the exhibition, take part in...

Frank Cottrell Boyce & Carl MacDougall

Opening Up

Saturday 12 August 10:15am - 11:15am

Carnegie Medal-winner Frank Cottrell Boyce wrote the opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympics, so it only seemed right to to have an exclusive preview of his debut collection of short stories on our own opening day. And who better to read alongside him...

A Stone's Throw

Families & 7+

Saturday 12 August 10:30am - 11:30am

Giddy Aunt Theatre use live music, storytelling and puppetry to explore our responsibility to the planet in their inventive and entertaining show. After a girl knocks the sun from the sky, plants start to die and the temperature drops. Follow the girl's...

Tariq Ali

Revolutionary Road

Saturday 12 August 10:30am - 11:30am

For Tariq Ali, no modern leader has articulated the need to change the world as well as Vladimir Lenin. The Dilemmas of Lenin re-evaluates the challenges faced by the leader of the Russian Revolution and asks: What is the moral justification for seizing...

Design a Pop-up Museum

All Ages

Saturday 12 August 11:00am - 4:30pm

Come along and join V&A Dundee and be inspired by their giant pop-up museum in a book. Then work with a designer to create your own mini museum to take away.

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