Tuesday 11 August 2015

Edinburgh International book festival 2015

Next week EIBF 2015! Where do the years go!? Edinburgh International book festival: A Journey with Words & Stories across the world for over 17 days.
Another illustrious gathering of wonderful writers, thinkers, creatives and artists. I hope to be inspired and meet many incredible people and hopefully take some good photos.

This year the book festival will celebrate writers reaching out worldwide with many highly respected international authors giving talks.

The festival also gives a platform for writers who are unable to be heard and who are prevented from speaking with the Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Conference.  

As well as the serious there are also many light -hearted, fun events and also the extensive children’s book festival.
Selected events:

MUSIC writers EIBF – Tracy Thorn, Stuart David (Belle  and Sebastian), Edwyn Collins; ART – Martin Kemp: How art is connected to history; John Gray – Land of the Not-So-Free; Robert Crawford – TS Eliot; William McIlvanney – Poetry in Everyday Life; Ian MacWhirter – Scotland and the UK. What Future.

Other highlights will include Alan Cummings, Paul Merton, Philippa Gregory, Ian Rankin, Jesse Jackson and renowned authors from over 55 countries. From the Innu tribes Canada; storytellers and illustrators Iran; from Iceland, China, Slovakia, and more...