Book Week Scotland: Five Events Celebrating Scots
Our annual celebration of books, writers and readers includes contributions from all over the world, but that’s not to say we dinnae like shoutin’ about buiks closer to hame and all. Treat yerself tae some stoatin events celebratin' Scotland's mither tongue durin' Book Week Scotland the year!
Monday 23 November, 10:30 - 12:00, Bettie Books & Cafe, Wigtown
John Burns from Dalbeattie, transcribed the dialogue of two Shakespeare plays into broad Scots. Find out why and hear excerpts from A Mid Summer Nicht's Dreme as well as some of his own work.
Wednesday 25 November, 14:00 - 16:00, Glen Mhor Hotel, Inverness
Escape from the November chill to hear Scots, English and Gaelic authors read from their published work at a welcoming event organised by the Federation of Writers (Scotland).
Friday 27 November, 19:30 - 20:30, Old Library Centre, Shetland
Warm up your imagination at a Scots/Shetland dialect writing workshop with a Science Fiction spin. Author Matthew Fitt will be encouraging you tae boldly gang intae ooter space or a warld nae as we ken it.
Saturday 28 November, 11:30 - 12:30, Cover Burgh Hall
Acclaimed author and publisher James Robertson talks about life, literature, and blethering in Scots in conversation with Ruth Wishart – the perfect pre-lunch treat.
Saturday 28 November, 14:00 - 16:00, The Gibson Craig Halls, Edinburgh
What could be better on a wintry Edinburgh afternoon than getting together with your neighbours for a cuppa and a guid Scots tale or twa? Enjoy stories, music, cakes and biscuits with a deliciously Scottish flavour.
Scots nae yer cup o'tea?
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