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.

The Story of Edinburgh

Journey Through the Literary Landscape

Saturday 12 August 1:30pm - 5:30pm

Drop in for a mix of lively storytelling and readings, led by authors from Edinburgh's literary history. You can also explore the city digitally through a touchscreen programme with LitLong: Edinburgh, an innovative way to experience the city from the...

James Loxley on The Bonniest Companie

Reading Workshop

Tuesday 22 August 1:00pm - 2:30pm

In our workshop today, Professor James Loxley explores The Bonniest Companie by Kathleen Jamie. Jamie's poetry collection travels through her native Scotland, rural and urban, and her own childhood memories, looking forward to what this country might...