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Book Week Orkney -19th to 25th November

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Book week Scotland 2018

Drag Queen Nancy Clench with the Programme for Book Week Scotland

The Scottish Book Trust (the national charity changing lives through reading and writing) will be delivering a range of  events and activities across the Scotland during Book Week Scotland 2018.

The week  runs from the 19th to 25th November with the theme of Rebel.

The events are free.


Events in Orkney

Yap ‘n’ Yarn, November 19, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Stromness Library, Warehouse Buildings, 2-12 Victoria Street

Join our knitters for a lovely evening of chat, stitches, hints and tips, all washed down with tea and biscuits. A free unticketed event,

please telephone 01856 873 166 for further information. https://bookweekscotlandevents.com/events/yap-n-yarn


Get Set for Christmas with Rosemary Moon, November 20, 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Orkney Library and Archive, 44 Junction Road, Kirkwall

Get in the festive spirit as food writer Rosemary Moon picks her favourite Christmas recipe books and cooks up some delicious examples. Tea, coffee and tasters provided. A paid for ticketed event,

please telephone 01856 873 166 to book your place. https://bookweekscotlandevents.com/events/get-set-for-christmas-with-rosemary-moon


Hurricane Book Club Season 4 Launch, November 22, 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Orkney Library and Archive, 44 Junction Road, Kirkwall

Hurricane Book Club is a remote book club running online, in bookshops and libraries across Scotland. Join them as they gather at Orkney Library and Archive to check out the new season titles from Pan MacMillan. A free unticketed event,

please telephone 01856 873 166 for further information. https://bookweekscotlandevents.com/events/hurricane-book-club-season-4-launch


Impossible Things with Rowan Coleman, November 22, 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Orkney Library and Archive, 44 Junction Road, Kirkwall

Rowan Coleman, author of the Sunday Times best seller The Memory Book, and The Summer of Impossible Things, lives with her husband and five children in a very full house in Hertfordshire. She juggles writing novels with raising her family. Come along to listen to Rowan chat about writing, family life and fitting it all in. A free ticketed event,

please telephone 01856 873 166 to book your place.


Fairy Tale Feast with Vivian French, November 24, 10:30am – 11:30am

Orkney Library and Archive, 44 Junction Road, Kirkwall

 Children and families are invited to an hour of magical mischief as Vivian French shares her fun family tale, Tom & Tallulah and the Witches’ Feast. After turning up late to each and every meeting, Tallulah Tickle has one last chance to keep her place in the witches’ circle. To prove herself she must prepare a mouth-watering midnight feast for the other witches in just three days – but there’s a catch. They’ve ordered Tallulah to make their favourite meals … but they won’t tell her what they are! Come along to find out what happens next. A free unticketed event,

please telephone 01856 873 166 for further information. https://bookweekscotlandevents.com/events/fairy-tale-feast-with-vivian-french


Bring a Friend to Saturday Book Club, November 24, 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Orkney Library and Archive, 44 Junction Road, Kirkwall

Sometimes book clubs can sound scary and highbrow, but there’s safety in numbers if you come with a pal. Regular club members can bring someone new along and new members can come with a friend to make that first meeting a little easier. A free unticketed event,

please telephone 01856 873 166 for further information. https://bookweekscotlandevents.com/events/bring-a-friend-to-saturday-book-club


To find out what is happening near you in Scotland click here. Book week Scotland Events

Pitch-It

fistFor the first time, Book Week Scotland will run ‘Pitch-it’, an opportunity for libraries and community groups to submit their proposal for an event.

Those involved include: bestselling author Joanne Harris, discussing her new book Blue Salt Road; rapper, writer and activist Akala; public speaker Sam Conniff Allende of Be More Pirate; and Scottish Alt-folk musician and author Peter Kelly, aka Beerjacket. Scottish Book Trust will welcome submissions for interesting and creative events that fit the Rebel theme.

Submissions are now open, and the deadline is 15 October. Applications can be made via Scottish Book Trust’s website.

 


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