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2022 Festival Programme Events
Friday 11 th - Tuesday 22 nd November
07AUG22 - V2
The Pentlands Book Festival coincides  with Book Week Scotland and is organised by local folk for the community in conjunction with Currie and Colinton Libraries.
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                    Pentlands Book Festival will celebrate its eighth year                    in 2022 during Book Week Scotland in November.                     The theme will be Scotland’s Stories and we will bring                  exciting books and their writers back to our well-loved                 local venues.                  There will be controversy, oh yes, with journalist                     and podcaster Lesley Riddoch.                       And challenge with Rosemary Goring whose new                  book questions why Mary Queen of Scots got her         heid chopped aff.  Was it just her own fault?   Or must our quarrelsome Scots ancestors bear the blame? We shall welcome Edinburgh medic and explorer Gavin Francis who has recently written on the very topical subject of recovery.   No Pentlands Book Festival would be complete without some serious crime.  There’ll be lots of it this year with a panel of three spanking new crime writers and a literary visit to “the territory of the dead” aka Edinburgh’s Portobello, with the award-winning Mary Paulson Ellis. We bring you new and emerging writers, too, with a panel of Scottish Debut Authors, organized by our own debut writer Caron McKinlay. And our own local poets,  Helen Boden and Dorothy Baird make a welcome return: this time showcasing their own published work.  Firm favourites also return like the afternoon meeting with our local authors, our visits to  archives and a history walk honouring our local hero John Tweedie.  Scotland’s Stories will be told, in prose and in verse, at our 2022 Festival!    Watch this website as the programme takes firm and final shape over the nest few weeks.  Events are free, with the opportunity to donate,   and will be held at Currie Library, Juniper Green  Bowling Club and, for the first time, at Currie Rugby Club - Full details are on the Events page.
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