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.

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 -...

Live Poetry Lab

70 Years of Festival Memories

Tuesday 22 August 11:00am - 2:00pm

Drop in to see live writing from Jane McKie, our resident poet, or watch it unfold online as she weaves in your contributions. Her task is to create responses to people’s memories of the festivals in Edinburgh since they began 70 years ago. Contribute...