Book Week Scotland Digital Festival

Ever wondered who Scotland's greatest football rebel is? Want to discover the hidden secrets of Wikipedia? How about a poetry slam with some of Scotland's top wordsmiths, live-streamed into your living room? 

Make sure you follow our Book Week Scotland Facebook page and @BookWeekScot on Twitter, then get ready to delve into this cornucopia of digital goodies. And keep checking back - links to each event will appear when it is available to watch online. Download the Book Week Scotland Digital Festival programme to make sure you don't miss a thing!  

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Tweet what you’re reading

Share a picture of the book you’re reading for #BookWeekScotland.

Watch ‘I Read’ by Tom Pow

Watch Scottish Book Trust’s brand new poetry-inspired film, produced by Heehaw.

Scotland’s Greatest-Ever Football Rebel

Watch Pat Nevin, Alan Pattullo, Chris McQueer and Ginny Clark debate Scotland’s greatest rebel footballer with Nutmeg.



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Book Week Scotland 2018 Poetry Slam 

Watch poets do battle, live, from Edinburgh on Facebook Live at 19:00

Share a #BookWeekScotlandSpinePoem

Discover fantastic poems built from the spines of books on #BookWeekScotlandSpinePoem



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How to Use Wikipedia (like a rebel)

Learn how you can use Wikipedia like a rebel with Wikimedian Delphine Dallison.




Watch Joseph Coelho on #BBCAuthorsLive

Tune into BBC Authors Live starring children’s author, poet and performer Joseph Coelho at 11am.

Watch Maggie O’Farrell in Conversation with Nicola Sturgeon

Tune into Facebook Live to hear two of Scotland’s most notable women talk life, work and books, live from Stirling Castle at 19:30.



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Watch The Story of Rebel Inc. with Kevin Williamson

Watch our brand new video interview with Rebel Inc. founder Kevin Williamson and author Jenni Fagan.



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What's your #HiddenBookTreasure?

We asked our followers to tweet about an under-the-radar book they want more people to read, tagged #HiddenBookTreasure. 

Watch Readers, Writers, Rebels on Facebook

Tune in to hear Juno Dawson, Claire Askew and Laura Jones (404 Ink) discuss the challenges faced by women in publishing.





A Real History of Empire for the Next Generation with Akala

Watch Akala live from Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre as he presents a new take on empire for a new generation.