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Book Week Scotland Events, November 2019

Tuesday 19 November 2019, Glasgow, Scotland, 6.30 p.m.

I'm taking part in an Author Showcase celebrating Book Week Scotland with Publishing Scotland. Join me and and a host of other Scottish authors at Waterstone's at 153-157 Sauchiehall Street for an evening of literary banter and book signings! The event is free and unticketed; refreshments will be provided, so come along if you're in town. There's more info here on the Publishing Scotland website, as well as here on the Scottish Book Trust website.


Wednesday 20 November 2019, Linlithgow, Scotland, 6.30 - 8.00 p.m.

Dyslexia Scotland West Lothian presents 'Firebird and White Eagles with Elizabeth Wein': a talk in connection with Book Week Scotland. It's aimed at readers aged 10-14, but everyone is welcome to this event at Linlithgow Burgh Halls, The Cross, Linlithgow. The event is free but registration is encouraged. There's more information here on the Dyslexia Scotland website, also on the Scottish Book Trust website, and you can register here at EventBrite.


Thursday 21 November 2019, Edinburgh, Scotland, 5.00 - 6.30 p.m.

I'm going to be in conversation with the University of Edinburgh's writer-in-residence Tracey S. Rosenberg as part of the university's Visiting Writers Series. The event takes place at 50 George Square, Project Room 1.06, Edinburgh. Doors open at 4.45 p.m. and there will be a drinks reception after the talk at 6.30 p.m. The event is free but ticketed, and you can learn more on either the Scottish Book Trust website or on the University of Edinburgh's Visiting Writers Series page; registration is via the Eventbrite listing here.

Autumn 2019 Events

21 and 25 October 2019, Washington, DC & Oklahoma City, OK

I'll be doing events at two bookstores in the USA in October. Please come if you're in town!

Monday, 21 October 2019, 7.00 p.m. Politics & Prose in Washington, DC - I'll be talking about A Thousand Sisters, my young adult non-fiction about the Soviet Union's female combat pilots in World War II. The event is free and open to the public. Click here for details.

Friday, 25 October 2019, 5-6.30 p.m. Full Circle Books in Oklahoma City, OK. A book signing, also featuring A Thousand Sisters, squeezed in ahead of Full Circle Books' live music evening. Click here for details.

Hope to see you there!


20 November 2019, Linlithgow, Scotland, 6.30 - 8.00 p.m.

Dyslexia Scotland West Lothian presents 'Firebird and White Eagles with Elizabeth Wein': a talk in connection with Scottish Book Week. It's aimed at readers aged 10-14, but everyone is welcome. The event is free but registration is encouraged. Register here at EventBrite.




30 March 2019, 'Hooked': Young Readers & Writers Day at Wigtown

I'll be running one of the workshops for Hooked at The Stove, 100 High Street, Dumfries DG1 2BN, from 1-2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 30 March 2019.

Hooked is a day-festival for young people aged 14-25 who are passionate about literature and the arts, encouraging creative collaboration with writers, illustrators, visual artists and performers in a series of workshops. It is delivered by Wigtown Festival Company’s young adult team and run in conjunction with The Stove Network.

Come join this wonderful opportunity to try a new creative practice, develop your existing talent, learn about other opportunities in the region and meet your peers!

You can attend for the whole day or select individual events. Advanced booking is recommended, and a full-day ticket includes lunch.

Hooked: 9.30am-4.30pm, Sat. 30 March 2019, at The Stove, High Street, Dumfries, Scotland

14-25s FREE / Over 25s £5 per session

This is the direct link to my workshop, plus the link for booking: 

Here is the programme page for the entire day - lots of great writers will be here, and you can click through to details and booking forms for all the events here: 

And here is a PDF of the full programme: 




Edinburgh International Book Festival

Saturday 18 August 2018, 12.15 - 13.15: Freedom to Read, Freedom to Write. This panel, held at the Spark Theatre on George Street at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, will be in conjunction with Lari Don and Candy Gourlay and is chaired by the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. We'll talk about everything from taking inspiration from myths and legends, introducing history through compelling characters, to opening minds to fantastical lands and speculative fiction. Tickets are £5.00 and are on sale from 8:30am on Tuesday 26 June 2018. More information here!


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