Book Week Scotland, the annual celebration of reading and books, takes place from November 13 to 19 this year.
Libraries and community venues across the country will be holding events to celebrate, with this year’s theme being adventure.
Stirling will be bringing the adventure of Book Week Scotland with several of its own events. Each of the listed events are free, and you must sign up for a ticket to attend.
An Evening with Alex Gray: Questions for a Dead Man will take place at Balfron Church Hall on Tuesday November 14 from 7:15pm. This event will give fans of his bestselling work, the Detective William Lorimer series, a chance to hear a live reading and ask questions.
Also on Tuesday November 14, Marion Todd: A Blind Eye takes place at Stirling Central Library from 6pm to 7pm. A Blind Eye is the seventh book in the Detective Clare Mackay series by Todd, and she will be holding a reading and panel.
On Thursday November 16 Kate Foster: The Maiden is happening at Cambusbarron Library from 7pm to 8pm. Foster will be holding a panel and reading about her prize-winning historical crime novel, The Maiden.
Earlier that day, Fallin and Stirling, from the Archives of Historic Environment Scotland, will be hosting a workshop at Fallin Library from 11:30am to 1pm. Guests will have the chance to delve into archive images, film, and sound from the local area and throughout Scotland. The workshop will also investigate how human activity has shaped our country.
Book Week Scotland’s Adventure
Book Week Scotland also comes with a new free book each year. This year it’s Adventure, and those picking up a copy have a chance at winning free books for a year. The Scottish Book Trust published Adventure, and it tells true stories of people across the country. 70,000 copies will be handed out for free during the celebration.
Silver tickets have been placed in copies of Adventure to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the event. Six hold £100 worth of redeemable book tokens. One special ticket can be redeemed for free books all year (to a value of £500).
Head of Literature & Publishing at Creative Scotland, Alan Bett, said: “Book Week Scotland is a highlight in Scotland’s literary and cultural calendar which continues to provide joy by connecting the reading public with Scotland’s authors and their books.
“Featuring some of the biggest names in our literary scene, this year’s programme showcases homegrown talent and provides the space to empower writers and readers alike, across the country and within their own communities.”
For the full Book Week Scotland programme, showing events throughout the country, click here.
Featured Image Credit: Book Week Scotland