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.

Rachel McCrum & Miriam Nash

Heavenly Voices

Sunday 13 August 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Meet two outstanding Scottish poets with debut collections. Miriam Nash grew up on the Isle of Erraid (made famous by the lighthouse Stevensons) and voices of the island echo through All the Prayers in the House. Fans of popular poet and performer...

Unbound

Kayo Chingonyi & Friends

Friday 18 August 9:00pm - 11:00pm

Kayo Chingonyi is one of the most exciting new voices in UK poetry. His debut collection Kumukanda is a powerful, hilarious exploration of race and masculinity which kicks hard against easy notions of identity. Host of wordy wonders in London like The...

Edwin Morgan Poetry Award

Portuguese-Scottish Poetry in Translation

Monday 21 August 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Translation was fundamental to Edwin Morgan’s work as a poet. Thanks to the Edwin Morgan Trust, that commitment to bringing the voices of foreign cultures into English and Scots remains possible. Here we welcome three acclaimed Portuguese poets -...

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