Edinburgh Book Festival,
Sat 12 – Mon 28 Aug 2017, Charlotte Square Gardens
Each summer Charlotte Square Gardens in the heart of Edinburgh is transformed into a tented village for the Edinburgh International Book Festival. This three week celebration of the written word is the largest of its kind in the world and offers something for all ages and interests. Entry to the gardens is free. Here visitors can soak up the atmosphere, browse the bookshops, enjoy refreshments from the cafe or bar and choose from a programme of hundreds of events.
There’s a great variety of events on offer for visitors of all ages, featuring established authors and rising stars. Many are free to attend, including daily readings, signings, workshops and children’s activities.
This year’s theme is Brave New Words. The festival will examine not only the big, global questions facing the modern world but will also celebrate the most joyful, personal stories of individuals. Conversations, performances, lectures, workshops and discussions featuring writers from over 50 countries will offer multiple perspectives, interpretations and translations of the changing world around us.
The Children’s Programme includes over 200 events and book launches from a mix of international and home grown voices. An extraordinary showcase of contemporary writing for children and young people, exploring everything from coming of age, identity, diversity, the environment and migration to dinosaurs, pirates and ponies.
The full programme for 2017 is now available on the Edinburgh International Book Festival website.