November 2020
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2020 Festival Programme Events
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The Pentlands Book Festival coincides with Book Week Scotlandand is held 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
We’ve 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 planned.
Go directly to the Dreams of the Future pages
Go directly to the Changing the Future Today pages
Go directly to the Pandemic Perspectives pages
We’re sorry this year’s Festival is limited to a few virtual events … back in full next year?
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
2020 Virtual Festival Details of all events and how to join are already on Eventbrite. After the event some videos will be posted here.
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