Programme / Prògram

Booking

Although all events are free, most require registration. Please click on the event you’re interested in and then click where it says ‘Register’ to register through Eventbrite and you will be sent a link to access the event, as well as reminders beforehand.

If no sign-up is required, this means the events are open access and will be streamed directly from our website and on our social media channels at the time listed.

All events will be available to watch on our YouTube channel after the festival (some for a limited time only), so don’t worry if you’re not able to join us at the scheduled time.

Donations

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We are paying all of our contributors, so although the events are free we do still have costs. If you would like to help us to cover those costs, there will be an option to give a donation when you register. All donations, however small, are very gratefully received and will support our authors and our festival during a difficult time.

Thursday 27th August All times in British Summer Time

10am

The Poetry Busker

Today’s composition, written in real time.

12 noon

Jackie Kay

Connections and Reconnections

3pm

Aonghas MacNeacail

Poetic Reflections

5:30pm

Jenni Fagan

A Chat with the Patron Saint of Literary Street Urchins

7:30pm

Alexander McCall Smith

A conversation with the master storyteller

Friday 28th August Back to top

10am

The Poetry Busker

Today’s composition, written in real time.

3pm

Freeland Barbour & Gerda Stevenson

The White Rose of Gask

4pm

Gerda Stevenson

Celebrating the Women of Scotland

5:30pm

Malcolm Alexander

Close to Where the Heart Gives Out

7:30pm

So Many Islands

Editor Nicholas Laughlin (Trinidad) is joined by Heather Barker (Barbados), Angela Barry (Bermuda), Kendel Hippolyte (St Lucia) and Karlo Mila (Tonga)

Headshots of Karlo Mila,Kendal Hippolyte, Heather Barker, Nicholas Laughlin, and Anglea Barry

Saturday 29th August Back to top

10am

The Poetry Busker

Today’s composition, written in real time.

10:30am

Kate Leiper

How to Draw a Dragon

12 noon

Ella Berthoud

The Bibliotherapist Will See You Now

3pm

Emily McEwan & Mòrag Anna NicNèill

Anna Ruadh: Anne of Green Gables in Scottish Gaelic

5:30pm

Sally Magnusson

The Ninth Child

8pm

The Bookshop Band

Songs Inspired by Books

Sunday 30th August Back to top

10am

The Poetry Busker

Today’s composition, written in real time.

2pm

Ailie Finlay

A Multisensory Animal Adventure from Islay

3pm

Jim Hunter

Insurrection: Scotland’s Famine Winter

5:30pm

Donald S. Murray & Catrìona Black

Picturing the Iolaire

7:30pm

Gráinne Brady

The Road Across the Hills

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