Edinburgh Book Festival
Sat 13 – Mon 29 Aug 2016, 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.
In a world of global uncertainty and shifting influence, the theme of this year’s festival is Imagine Better. Exploring the power of the human mind to imagine a better world, events address interlinking questions on the impact of conflict. Over 800 writers, poets, illustrators, politicians, journalists, historians, scientists, philosophers and playwrights from 55 countries come together to energise, inspire and stimulate debate.
The full programme for 2016 is now available on the Edinburgh International Book Festival website.