The upcoming week is going to see many, many booky events taking place over Scotland and while it’s hard to narrow it down to a few, we thought we’d give it a try! Do make sure to check out the Book Week Scotland website for full event listings, and to see what’s happening near you.
1. Saltire Society Literary Awards – Tollcross, Edinburgh – 26th November.
We were thrilled to partner with the Saltire Society in the last few months for shadow judging panels, and their award ceremony is slap bang in the middle of Book Week Scotland. A fine celebration of Scotland’s thriving literary scene.
2. Electronic Publishing & Writing in the Digital Age – Thistle Street, Glasgow – 26th November.
Novelists and publishing professionals come together to discuss the digital marketplace and its implications when it comes to both writing and publishing. It’s been one of the topics that has been a perceived threat and opportunity in publishing, so catch this insight if you can!
3. Making A Difference: The Edinburgh International Book Festival – Juniper Green, Edinburgh – 28th November.
Charlotte Square becomes a haven for book lovers every August, and is ever-expanding. Director of EIBF, Nick Barley, will be talking about how literary festivals make a difference, and it’s going to be a must see for those interested in book festivals, and the literary world overall.
4. Introduction to Writing and Publishing Fiction – Stromness, Orkney – 28th November.
Crime authors Louise Millar and MJ McGrath will be leading a workshop for aspiring writers, a great opportunity to get a little insight into the field if you live way up North!
5. 26 Children’s Winters: Exhibition – High Street, Edinburgh – 23rd-29th November.
A temporary exhibition at the Museum of Childhood that shows memories of childhood winters – it’s free and unticketed, and will be an interesting thing to check out if you have the time!