November 2021
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The Pentlands Book Festival coincides  with Book Week Scotland and events areheld in Colinton, Currie, Balerno and Juniper Green.  Organised by local folk for the communityin conjunction with Currie and Colinton Libraries. COVID 19
This year the Festival invites everyone to express their vision of the post-pandemic future of our area by contributing to a community writing project. Setting the inspirational ball rolling, PBF has published a piece from each of the Thread Leaders right here on the website, and on its Facebook page. Each Thread Leader has a dedicated email address so you can send pictures, photos, maps and, of course words. Then interact directly with the Leaders who will prepare all the material for publication here and possibly in the C&B News. Click here to investigate the three threads the topics and leaders. The PBF programme will be featuring and publishing a celebration of our writing project during Book Week Scotland in November.
Writing Project
In 2020 we held virtual sessions with Jackie Kay, a history walk, the art of illustration by Metaphrog, local history plus the annual 1 st World War poets memorial lecture, local authors and three new creative writing strands.
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We’re hoping to deliver a full programme again in 2021, Covid regulations permitting.
Contributions can be sent to the thread leaders via the address shown on their respective pages. Please send your contributions before the end of October
To see this now simply click on https://youtu.be/_Cji35s-VeU
War Poets Memorial Lecture
We regret the Jackie Kay video is no longer available.
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Planning is well underway to deliver a range of small socially distanced, virtual and, if possible, large audience events - watch this space!