Book Week Scotland Monday 24 – Sunday 30 November 2014.

bws-teaser-logo-montage_1Book Week Scotland

 Monday 24 – Sunday 30 November 2014.

Book Week Scotland is a week-long celebration of books and reading that takes place every November.

During Book Week, people of all ages and walks of life will come together in libraries, schools, community venues and workplaces to share and enjoy books and reading. They will be joined in this celebration by Scotland’s authors, poets, playwrights, storytellers and illustrators to bring a packed programme of events and projects to life.

Events throughout Scotland

Vote for your favourite character in a Scottish book

Make a reading pledge

Some Glasgow Events

Book Day in Britannia Panopticon Music Hall

29 November 2014 – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Drop In.

In the atmospheric Britannia Panopticon ‘the world’s oldest surviving music hall’ a selection of Scottish authors shall be selling their books as well as engaging with the public through book readings and signings. This is an un-ticketed drop in event, so please feel free to come along at any time during the day. These authors cover a wide range of genres such as entertainment history, photography, poetry, comics and graphic novels.

Britannia Panopticon Music Hall
117 Trongate
1st Floor
Glasgow
G1 5HD

Telephone number for queries
0141 553 0840

Contact email
meredithjoyrobinson@gmail.com

Free, unticketed, drop in event

Ricefield’s Legends of China

29 November 2014   2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Be transported back to ancient China with Ricefield’s Legends of China; an afternoon of Chinese storytelling.

GoMa Library
Royal Exchange Square
Library at GoMA
Glasgow
G1 3AH

Telephone number for queries
0141 548 6978

info@ricefield.org.uk

Free, ticketed

Bloody Scotland presents Sam Alexander

24 November 7 p.m.

Free – ticketed turn up before event starts.

After months of online speculation, Bloody Scotland unmasked the identity of Sam Alexander as none other than CWA Dagger Award winner Paul Johnston, author of three bestselling series of crime novels, including Greek detective Mavros. In this exclusive event, Bloody Scotland are proud to support an international author from Scotland and his publisher Arcadia Books who have created quite a stir around the author’s mysterious identity.

Waterstones Argyle Street
174-176 Argyle Street
Glasgow
G2 8BT

alanbissettcolour2Alan Bissett – Desert Island Discs…and Books

26 November, 2014
In association with Book Week Scotland, The Glad Cafe presents ‘Alan Bissett – Desert Island Discs…and Books’. We are delighted to host an audience with the author and playwright Alan Bissett as he discusses with Craig Smillie the records and books that have changed his life.

ww.thegladcafe.co.uk/tickets.html

The Glad Cafe
1006a Pollokshaws Rd
Glasgow
G41 2HG

Rose Ruane and Stef Smith present: Living Library

25 November 2014  7.30 p.m.
Artist Rose Ruane and playwright Stef Smith invite you to immerse yourself in a living library of new stories and celebrated classics. We’ve asked ten very different women to select a short extract from a work of fiction that inspires them to introduce and read aloud. From forgotten favourites to dazzling debuts, we present ten books you’ll definitely want to check out.

Followed by live music set (artist TBC).

The Glad Cafe
1006a Pollokshaws Rd
Glasgow
G41 2HG

0141 636 6119

kim@thegladcafe.co.uk

Free, unticketed (turn up on the day before event start)

Wild Heather

28 November 2014/29 November 2014/30 November 2014   1.30 – 2.30 p.m.

In a castle far away lives a princess, unlike any other… she is wild and her name is Heather. She wants to dash through the glens, climb trees and dance until the wee small hours. As the clock tickets towards her birthday, the clouds turn dark, the castle doesn’t feel like home and so Heather embarks on the biggest adventure of her life.

This is not your usual Cinderella tale. What path will she take? Who will she meet? Come along and join Heather in an unforgettable interactive adventure for 3-7yrs and the whole family.

Scottish Youth Theatre
The Old Sheriff Court, 105 Brunswick Street
Glasgow
G1 1TF
0141 552 3988

info@scottishyouththeatre.org

TICKETS PRICES: £7.50 Single, £24 Family ticket (x4), Babies In Arms Policy: Under 1s go free, Book 10 tickets and get 1 for free! Book online at http://www.scottishyouththeatre.org/involved/wild_heather_festive_show_2… or call the Tron Theatre’s box office on 0141 552 4267.

Writing for Children & Teens: The Inside Scoop

26 November 2014  – 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Writing for children and young adults is one of the most joyous activities under the sun – but also one of the hardest. Whether you are a novice writer or looking to hone your existing skills, come and hear our experts talk about their experiences and answer some of your questions.

Waterstones Bookstore
174-76 Argyle Street
Glasgow
G2 8BT

0141 248 4814

eleanor@publishingscotland.org

Free, ticketed

commonwealth writingCommonwealth Women’s Writing: Party Time

13:00 – 15:00

27 November 2014 – 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

We have a new section in Glasgow Women’s Library to celebrate!

Since January members of our Commonwealth Women’s Writing Group have been researching and reading work by women across the Commonwealth, many of whose books would never normally be found in the UK.

Glasgow Women’s Library
Bridgeton
23 Landressy Street
Glasgow
G40 1BP

Telephone number for queries
0141 550 2267
mail

info@womenslibrary.org.uk

Free, ticketed
Booking information

Reading Hour – a celebration of BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) women writers

28 November 2014 – 11 a.m. – 12 p

We’ll be taking time out of our day to enjoy the simple pleasure of a good book and we’d love you to join us! In particular we’ll be celebrating the world of BME women writers, and reading aloud from some classic pieces of work.

New to reading or fancy something a little bit different? No problem! We’ll have plenty of wonderful reads, as well as tea, cake and a welcoming, comfy space.

Also a great chance to write a Love letter to your favourite BME women writer or fictional character.

Glasgow Women’s Library
Bridgeton
23 Landressy Street
Glasgow
G40 1BP
0141 550 2267

info@womenslibrary.org.uk

Free, unticketed (turn up on the day before event start)
Booking information

Dragon’s Pen

27 November 2014- 5.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.
During October and November women writers will be submitting short stories and poems for our third annual Dragon�s Pen event.

Come and hear the shortlisted writers read their stories in front of our panel of tame but talented dragons including published writers and Women’s Library staff.

Don’t worry, their aim is to support and encourage all writers rather than roast them over a slow flame.

Glasgow Women’s Library
Bridgeton
23 Landressy Street
Glasgow

0141 550 2267
info@womenslibrary.org.uk

Booking information

Full programme of events throughout Scotland :

 

Book Launch Cold City by Cathy Mcsporran, The Libertine, Monday, November 3
Literary Lunchtimes, Bar Gandolfi, October – December, 2014

This section: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

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