Artists books are books created and produced in their entirety by artists. Often complete and complex in their physicality, they are a medium which allow artists to create intimate conversations with an audience on a personal, familiar, and domestic basis. Wrap Around showcases the work of emerging artists Joseph Glover, Mina Heydari & Francis Dosoo, and Cora James, who are to present three new artist books.
Following last year’s successful 501 word Pentlands Book Festival writing competition, this year’s topic is 'Peace At Last'. Two categories of entrant are encouraged to participate; those in Primary P7 and those in S1-S3, from local schools. The Community Choir will join the event and provide some suitable entertainment with the songs of WW1. Prizes will be awarded from a donation from the Currie and Balerno Rotary Club.
Come along for an evening with Ian Edwards as he discusses how individuals can use Nature to build resilience in the face of trauma. Ian is an ecologist and Head of Public Engagement at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. His essay on regeneration and resilience appears in the book After the Storm.
PLEASE NOTE: this event has now sold out.
Looking to start a freelance career in the world of publishing, writing, marketing and all the et ceteras? Heather McDaid is here to help.
McDaid is one half of the revolutionary 404 Ink publishing house, where she has published literary magazines and books like Nasty Women. Her freelance career spans co-ordinating literary festivals, coding, editing, marketing and covering live events. She’s won the London Book Fair Trailblazers Award 2017 and was named one of The Drum’s 50 Under 30. In short: McDaid is a freelance guru.
Edinburgh Comic Art Festival is your hub for comics, taking place over the last weekend of Book Week Scotland 2017. This year we will be hosting over forty creators from across the UK and will be joined by special guest Rachael Stott (Star Trek/Planet of the Apes)!
Join Ben Dell and discover how to grow a year's worth of nourishing fruit and vegetables from your very own garden plot. Ben is a Community Gardener who runs the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh market garden project and is one of the authors of Growing Your Own Vegetables, the definitive guide to edible gardening in Scotland.
Award-winning graphic novel duo Metaphrog (aka Sandra Marrs and John Chalmers) present their latest fairy tale adaptation The Little Mermaid: a beautiful new version of the Hans Christian Andersen classic. Learn how they spin fairy tales into graphic novels and watch their magical illustrations come to life - Metaphrog will even share some of their secrets for creating your own fantastic characters and stories! Suitable for ages 8-12.
Tollcross Community Council invites you to indulge your love of books, and spend your Saturday perusing the offerings at their Book Week Scotland second-hand book sale! All ages, all genres, all day.
With thanks to Fountainbridge Library, for making the sale possible.
Celebrated Aussie food blogger Kate Young shares tales and recipes from The Little Library Cookbook, in which she has captured the magic and wonder of the meals enjoyed by some of our best-loved fictional characters. Kate is joined by renowned Scottish novelist, poet and editor Kevin MacNeil, who will be offering up Haiku-kery recipes and Grassucino inspired by his latest book The Diary of Archie the Alpaca!
An evening of music & poetry. Cold Turkey is: Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison, Withered Hand, Hollie McNish & Michael Pedersen. Cold Turkey is the debut outing of what may or may not evolve into an international touring show. There may or may not be a Q&A session. There will be a grand finale, for which Hollie McNish is bringing her recorder, Pedersen has found a bell – Withered Hand and Scott Hutchison have the rest covered.