A Wee Bird Was Watching with Kate Leiper and Karine Polwart

A WEE BIRD WAS WATCHING…

This exquisite retelling of a folk tale of how the robin got its red breast is a collaboration between acclaimed artist Kate Leiper and renowned singer/songwriter Karine Polwart.  Kate’s work has featured in major collections of Scottish folk and fairy tales, including Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales and Book of the Howlat, whilst Karine’s latest album Wind Resistance was voted Best Music and Sound entry at Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland 2017.

Chair: Jane Meagher

Sunday 7th October 2.00-3.00pm                                                     LIBRARY DOWNSTAIRS 

Tickets for all Portobello Book Festival events are free and can be picked up from Portobello Library in Rosefield Avenue.

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Meet the author: Isla Dewar @isladewar1

MEET THE AUTHOR:  ISLA DEWAR

                            Isla Dewar    It Takes One to Know One by [Dewar, Isla]

Isla Dewar is a prolific and successful novelist. In this session she shares an insight into her work and introduces her latest novel It Takes One to Know One, set in a missing persons bureau right here in Portobello.

Chair: Anne Gilchrist

Sunday 7th October 12.30-1.30pm                                                    LIBRARY DOWNSTAIRS

Tickets for all Portobello Book Festival events are free and can be picked up from Portobello Library in Rosefield Avenue.

40 Years of Amnesty in Portobello

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF AMNESTY IN PORTOBELLO

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL UK

Members of the Portobello branch of Amnesty International, the world’s leading human rights organisation, talk about their work and campaigning activities.  They also read from the writings of prisoners of conscience incarcerated in different parts of the world.

Sunday 7th October 12.30-1.30pm                                                          LIBRARY UPSTAIRS

Tickets for all Portobello Book Festival events are free and can be picked up from Portobello Library in Rosefield Avenue.

No Place for a Woman with Sara Sheridan and Alex Nye @sarasheridan @alexnyewriter

NO PLACE FOR A WOMAN

    Alex Nye

Sara Sheridan and Alex Nye talk about their recent historical novels’ exploration of women overturning expectations of their gender, in 19th century Antarctica, The Ice Maiden, and at the court of Mary Stuart, For My Sins

Chair: Sheila Averbuch

Sunday 7th October 11.00am-12.00noon                         LIBRARY DOWNSTAIRS 

 

Tickets for all Portobello Book Festival events are free and can be picked up from Portobello Library in Rosefield Avenue.

                                  

1001 Olive Trees: Tales of Resistance by San Ghanny

 

1001 OLIVE TREES: TALES OF RESISTANCE

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This is the title of a book by San Ghanny (We shall sing in Arabic), a Scottish choir sharing songs and stories from their visits to Palestine, celebrating the strength, dignity and non-violent resistance of people living under Occupation.

Sunday 7th October 11.00am-12.00noon                                               LIBRARY UPSTAIRS

Tickets for all Portobello Book Festival events are free and can be picked up from Portobello Library in Rosefield Avenue.

Book Quiz at the Dalriada

Saturday 6th October, 8-10pm at The Dalriada on Portobello Prom

 

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After a busy day enjoying listening to the many authors taking part in the festival, why not round off Saturday by showing off your literary knowledge at a book quiz at the Dalriada on the prom? No tickets are required and it costs just £1 per person to enter. The quiz begins at 8pm and will run until approximately 10pm. It’s a good idea to get along early though as the quiz is very popular and once it’s full, it’s full!

Was This in the Plan? with Stephanie Nimmo @stephnimmo

WAS THIS IN THE PLAN?

                Was This in the Plan? by [Nimmo, Stephanie]   An image posted by the author.

Stephanie Nimmo‘s inspiring and uplifting book chronicles life with her daughter Daisy, who was born with a rare genetic condition. While caring for Daisy, her husband Andy became terminally ill. Stephanie now campaigns to give a voice to families facing similar challenges. She talks about her experiences and how to survive and thrive when life doesn’t go to plan.

Chair: Lisa Hardie

Saturday 6th October, 4.00-5.00pm                      PORTOBELLO BAPTIST CHURCH HALL

Tickets for all Portobello Book Festival events are free and can be picked up from Portobello Library in Rosefield Avenue.