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.

Claire Askew & Russell Jones

Edinburgh, City of Poetry

Thursday 17 August 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Whether you’re at the Diggers pub, the Café Royal or practically anywhere else in Edinburgh, the chances are a poet has been there before you - invariably a good one and not too long ago either. Get inspired to find new ways to explore the city with...

MacGillivray & Courtney Sina Meredith

Reshuffling the Pack

Sunday 20 August 5:00pm - 6:00pm

MacGillivray and Courtney Sina Meredith are contemporary poets who play with the past and toy with tradition to create dynamic, daring new poetry and stories. MacGillivray’s The Nine of Diamonds reinterprets the story of the nine of diamonds, the...

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