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.

Luka Lesson, Jenny Lindsay, Omar Musa & Michael Pedersen

The Poetry of Performance

Saturday 12 August 8:15pm - 9:15pm

Hear the fruits of a very special residency bringing together some of Scotland and Australia’s finest spoken word. Book Festival regulars Jenny Lindsay and Michael Pedersen have joined forces with Omar Musa, a Malaysian-Australian author, rapper and...
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Poets Laureate: I Wandered Lonely as a Crowd

Brilliant Contemporary Poets

Saturday 19 August 12:30pm - 1:30pm

What does it mean to be a poet and represent a collective voice? Luke Wright guides us through 350 topical years of Poets Laureate – from Dryden to Duffy – as four brilliant contemporary poets perform their work and make a bid for a Laureateship of...

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The Flint & Pitch Revue

Sunday 27 August 9:00pm - 11:00pm

A delicious mash-up of spoken word, poetry and music featuring some of the best rising stars of the literary and music scenes in Scotland. The bill includes poetry and spoken word from Rachel McCrum and Sara Hirsch; up-and-coming 404 Ink author Chris...

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