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Vikings, Pirates, and Shipwrecked Princesses at Book Week Scotland’s #YearofStories

This year’s Book Week Scotland runs from Monday 14th to 20th of November with a line-up themed around ‘Scotland’s Stories’, as part of Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022.

As part of Book Week Scotland, you can hear about Vikings, Pirates, and Shipwrecked Princesses, on 16th of November from 7pm hosted by Orkney College.

Svein the Trickster by Martin Laird

Book Week Scotland is the country’s biggest celebration of books and reading and this year the public are invited to vote on their favourite animal from fiction – voting will close at midnight tonight, with the winner to be revealed during the week! Continuing the animal theme, one lucky pet-owner will win a special illustration of their pet by top illustrator Esther Kent through a #BookWeekScotlandPets competition on social media.

Events throughout the week include an evening with Sally Magnusson sharing stories from four vibrant Scottish communities, and Book Shriek Scotland – a celebration of Scotland’s folklore presented by Kirsty Logan and Heather Parry, featuring storytellers and writers including Garth Marenghi. Scottish Book Trust are also asking people to share what they’re reading this Book Week Scotland on the Reading Map of Scotland.

A new book, Scotland’s Stories, has been released today by Scottish Book Trust, featuring true stories from people across Scotland as well as exclusive contributions from published writers Angus Peter Campbell, Raman Mundair, Graeme Armstrong and Helen Fields. 70,000 copies of the book will be given out for free this week in libraries and community spaces. Digital copies, including an audio version, are also available.

From icons of literature to local tales, Scotland’s Year of Stories encourages locals and visitors to experience a diversity of voices, take part in events and explore the places, people and cultures connected to all forms of our stories, past and present.

Click on this link for the full programme of events: Book Week Scotland

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