tidelines 24 sept

24 – 27 September, 2020

Tidelines are taking the festival online this September

What’s happening?

They are running a series of four sessions around the themes of Poetry, History, Fiction, and Crime over the Festival weekend 24–27 September. All free.

All events will be available on Tidelines YouTube Channel


Thursday 24 September, 2020

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Liz Lochhead: One of Scotland’s finest creative minds. A poet, playwright, and our Makar from 2011 to 2016, Liz will pay tribute to another Scots poet of international renown, Edwin Morgan, as part of the centenary celebrations marking Edwin’s birth.


Tapsalteerie Poets: Tapsalteerie Poets Sheila Templeton, Maggie Rabatski and A.J. Clarke will share poems in English, Gaelic and Scots from their recent anthology, Drochaid. Ross Wilson, shortlisted for the 2019 Saltire Poetry Book of the Year, will share poems from Letters to Rosie, a celebratory record of the first two years of his daughter’s life.

Friday 25 September

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Sara Sheridan: Best-selling author of both fiction and non-fiction, Sara Sheridan. Her latest book asks ‘Where Are The Women?’, a timely exploration of public statues in Scotland.

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Dane Love: Carrying on the history theme is Ayrshire-born author, Dane Love. Author of over 30 books with a Scottish flavour and a strong focus on local Ayrshire history, Dane’s events are always sold out at Tidelines.

Saturday 26 September

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Kirsty Wark: One of the nation’s best known and most popular presenters and now a bestselling author, Kirsty’s events consistently attract sell-out crowds. Her most recent book, ‘The House by the Loch’, is a dramatic, moving novel inspired in part by Kirsty’s Ayrshire childhood memories. Kirsty will be in conversation with broadcaster and Tidelines favourite Theresa Talbot.
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(Theresa Talbot Podcast – Jim and Pat’s West End Chat – Theresa chats with Pat Byrne)

Tidelines Free Poetry Workshop with Magi Gibson

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Saturday 26th September, 10am – 12.15pm
Tidelines is delighted to welcome back author and poet MAGI GIBSON for a one-off virtual poetry workshop, as part of their 2020 Online Festival. The workshop is open to anyone in North Ayrshire (18 or over), whether you’re just starting out or have been writing for years, and is FREE of charge. All you need is an internet connection and a willingness to try out some new ideas in a small supportive group. To sign up, email info@tideslinesbookfest.com with your name, postcode and a contact phone number. Numbers very limited!

Sunday 27 September

Crime Panel: You’ll be delighted to know that Tidelines will be surfing a crime wave as part of the digital festival! Welcoming not one, not two, not three, but FOUR best-selling crime and thriller authors onboard

Johana Gustawsson

Blood Song

Caro Ramsay

The Red Red Snow

Mason Cross (writing as Alex Knight)

What She Saw Last Night


Douglas Skelton

The Blood is Still

They’ll be shooting the breeze over all things crime related and reading snippets from their latest books.


All events will be available on Tidelines YouTube Channel

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