Desert Island Books with Doug Johnstone @doug_johnstone

DESERT ISLAND BOOKS

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Photo by Chris Scott

 

Three books, one desert island: What would you choose? Come and listen to author Doug Johnstone give his take on this conundrum, throwing in a record or two!

 

Saturday 6th October   11.00am-12.00noon      PORTOBELLO BAPTIST CHURCH HALL

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

Rear View Mirror – Ryan Walls

 

REAR VIEW MIRROR

For 16 days in 2015 author, photographer and taxi driver Ryan Walls photographed the people in the back of his cab.  Join Ryan as he talks about his book Edinburgh People: A Photographic Journey through the Lens of an Edinburgh Taxi Driver in which he captures distinctively natural moments in the lives of 101 of his passengers.

Chair: Paul Hudson

Saturday 6th 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.

Writing Workshop led by Sarah Broadley @sarahpbroadley

WRITING WORKSHOP

This writing workshop open to writers of all abilities and all styles. Come and flex your writing muscles in the company of other local writers and writing enthusiasts.  Led by Sarah Broadley, who is an experienced chair at the Edinburgh International Book Festival and Story Shop participant.

Sarah

Saturday 6th October  11.00am-1.00pm              PORTOBELLO BAPTIST CHURCH CAFÉ

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

PBF Programme Launch Night Photos

A selection of photographs from the official launch of the Portobello Book Festival programme for 2018 at the Dalriada on Thursday. Huge thanks to Kelly at LoveBooksGroup for her fantastic photos. Don’t forget that tickets for all events are available from Portobello Library now. Some are going fast though so get yourself along to pick up your tickets. If you miss out, a few are available at the door for each event so it’s always worth coming to see if you can get in.

Opening Night Event – Postcards from Portobello

OPENING EVENT

Friday 5th October, 8.00-10.30pm at the library 

10th book fest cover pic

Our ever popular opening night celebration event for this 10th book festival also sees the launch of the commemorative publication Postcards from Portobello. This publication has been made possible through the support of Creative Scotland and is a collection of original work from many writers which we hope reflects the diversity of life in Portobello. It will be available free during the festival.

The evening brings together contributing authors and local musicians for a lively evening of words and music. Refreshments will be available.

Host: David Francis

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

Whodunit in Skara Brae? with B K Bryce

We are delighted that the first event of this year’s festival will be at a new venue: Jameson Gate, the retirement living development at the far end of Portobello High Street. This event is open to all but, as always, tickets must be picked up from the library.

WHODUNIT IN SKARA BRAE!

Maeshowe Murders: A Neolithic Whodunnit (Marna Mystery Series Book 1) by [Bryce, B. K.]
Friday 5th October, 2.00-3.00pm JAMESON GATE

No forensics, police force or modern communications – how do you solve a Neolithic whodunit in Stone Age Skara Brae? B K Bryce (authors, researchers and sisters, Barbara and Kathleen Stevenson) let you into a few of those secrets when they talk about the books Maeshowe Murders and Evil in Eynhallow from their light crime fiction series Marna Mysteries. There might also be an insight into fire lighting, brewing bread ale and making nettle ropes!

Chair: Lorna Lawrie

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

The 10th Portobello Book Festival programme has arrived!

The wait is over! The programme for the 2018 Portobello Book Festival, 5th-7th October, has now been revealed. We have a packed programme as always this year and are very excited to be welcoming our authors, contributors and guests. Tickets to all events are, as always, free and will be available from Monday 3rd September Portobello Library.

Click the link below to see the full programme and look out for more info about each individual event over the coming weeks. 

PBF Programme 2018 – final

Please note one change to the programme since it was printed. Unfortunately Ron Butlin has had to cancel.

 

BLACKWELL’S BOOKSHOP

Books by participating authors will be available.

 

Tickets for all events can be collected in person from

Portobello Library from 4th September. Some tickets

will be available at venues 15 minutes before events.

 

PORTOBELLO BOOK FESTIVAL

is organised by local enthusiasts and Portobello Library.

If you have ideas or would like to be involved, please contact:

portobellobookfestival@gmail.com

 

VENUES

PORTOBELLO LIBRARY

14 Rosefield Avenue, EH15 1AU

 

PORTOBELLO BAPTIST CHURCH HALL

189 Portobello High Street, EH15 1EU

 

JAMESON GATE

17-21 Portobello High Street, EH15 1DW

 

DALRIADA

77 Promenade, EH15 2EL