Literature & Poetry

Literature & Poetry

Gaelic Online Reading Group (Learners)
An online Gaelic reading group aimed at learners and less confident readers. Read through the novella 'Glainne' by David Eyre, one chapter at each fortnightly meeting. All welcome!
02 Aug


Edinburgh International Book Festival
The world's largest celebration of the written word, offering something for all ages and interests as around 1000 authors take part in more than 900 events.
11 - 27 Aug


50 Years of The Gaelic Books Council
Join for a showcase event and immerse yourself in a cornucopia of images, songs, music and Gaelic literary readings. With a star-studded line-up, this promises to be a hugely enjoyable hour of Book Festival entertainment, hosted by television and radio presenter Cathy MacDonald. This event is in Gaelic. Simultaneous translation available.
11 Aug


Val McDermid: Groundbreaking Crime Fiction
Sponsored by the National Library of Scotland: One of the brightest stars in crime fiction today, Val McDermid simply shines brighter with every book. The worldwide launch of her novel Broken Ground, another in the chillingly entertaining series of bestsellers featuring DCI Karen Pirie. McDermid shares the thinking behind her writing.
16 Aug


Verse Dialogues and Poetic Translation
Mark Wringe, BBC Radio nan Gàidheal presenter, hosts a celebration of Scotland and Ireland's shared cultural and literary identities in this poetry exchange. This event is in Gaelic/Gaeilge. Simultaneous interpretation available.
25 Aug
Online Gaelic Reading Group (Fluent)
The second meeting of an online Gaelic reading group for more confident readers. This month, we will be discussing the novel 'Ìmpireachd' by Ian Finlay MacLeod. Fàilte oirbh uile!
28 Aug