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18 September 2021

Book Week Scotland 2020 Events

6 November 2020

Book Week Scotland is an annual celebration of books and reading that takes place across the country. Book Week Scotland 2020 will run from 16 to 22 November and is supported by Creative Scotland and SLIC.

This year, Publishing Scotland is teaming with the Stay-at-Home! Literary Festival to bring you six fantastic online events - 3 live and 3 pre-recorded - that offers something for every reader!

You'll find all the featured books conveniently gathered on the Book Week Scotland shelves of the Edinburgh International Book Festival's online bookshop


You can find recordings of our events on our YouTube channel.

Our live events were:

Rebel Ladies, Fabulous Fiction - Tuesday 17 November, 6pm

Author Sara Sheridan will be chairing a conversation with four brilliant authors - Juliet Conlin, Lesley Glaister, Ajay Close and Olga Wojtas - on their latest novels starring rebellious, subversive women.


Growing Pains: Against the Odds in Childrens and YA Fiction - Thursday 19 November, 6pm

Author CJ Cooke will chair a conversation with up-and-coming writers - Akemi Dawn Bowman, Laura Guthrie, Emily Ilett, Ross Sayers and Victoria Williamson - of childrens' and YA fiction.
You can BOOK YOUR PLACE at Ticket Tailor here. Please note registration will close at 5.30pm, half an hour before the event starts.


Bibliotherapy Session with Barrington Stoke - Friday 20 November, 11am

The team at Barrington Stoke will offer book recommendations for the reluctant reader in your house. All slots have now been booked.


Our films on YouTube

We will also be premiering fantastic pre-recorded films on the Publishing Scotland YouTube channel throughout the week. Look out for:


A One Button Benny Reading and Singalong Session with Alan Windram, premiering on Monday 16 November at midday. 

A Showcase of New Scottish Crime Writing with 5 brilliant authors: Andrew James Greig, Diarmid Macarthur, Alan Parks, Leela Soma and Douglas Watt, premiering on Wednesday 18 November at midday.

A Family Writing and Illustration workshop with Corrinna Campbell, author of The Girl Who Stole the Stars, premiering on Saturday 21 November at midday.