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.

Nothing But the Poem on John Burnside & Robert Lowell

Reading Workshop

Sunday 13 August 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Today's workshop explores enlightening ideas across the Atlantic and down the decades, in poems by contemporary giant of Scottish poetry John Burnside, and American Robert Lowell in the year of his centenary. This is a relaxed shared reading discussion...

Nothing But the Poem on John Milton & Michael Longley

Reading Workshop

Saturday 26 August 11:00am - 12:30pm

Join poet, teacher and editor Kate Hendry, from the Scottish Poetry Library, for an in-depth discussion of the lucid, far-sighted poems of Michael Longley, illuminated by a selection of poems by John Milton. Explore how each poet's work reflects the age...