Dundee Libraries are getting ready for this year's Book Week Scotland programme, with a line-up of ten events themed around 'Scotland's Stories', as part of Scotland's Year of Stories 2022. Scottish Book Trust, the national charity changing lives through reading and writing, has worked closely with writers and partners, including Dundee Libraries, to put together an exciting week packed full of online and in-person events and activities, taking place 14–20 November.
Events throughout the week include 'A Night of Triple Noir', an evening of questions, conversation and triple noir as Tony Black, Doug Johnstone and Douglas Skelton discuss their varied careers and best-selling crime novels. 'Bloody murder with Lin Anderson', where the crime novelist and screenwriter will discuss her bestselling series of novels at Fintry Library. 'An evening of conversation with author TF Muir' when he will be discussing his writing, characters and forthcoming novels at Menzieshill Library and a creative writing workshop, 'How to write a good murder' with crime writer Caro Ramsay at Dundee Central Library. And demonstrating that stories can be recorded and retold in musical form, Dee Ukes, the Dundee based ukulele group, will also perform. Their concert programme in Dundee Central Library will include songs with Scottish origins.
Book Week Scotland is the country’s biggest celebration of books and reading and this 1year the public are invited to vote on their favourite animal from fiction – voting is now open, and a national winner will be revealed during the week!
A new book, Scotland's Stories, has been published by Scottish Book Trust, featuring true stories from people across Scotland as well as exclusive contributions from published writers Angus Peter Campbell, Raman Mundair, Graeme Armstrong and Helen Fields. 70,000 copies of the book will be given out for free during Book Week Scotland through libraries and community spaces, and it will also be available to read online and as an audiobook.
From icons of literature to local tales, Scotland's Year of Stories encourages locals and visitors to experience a diversity of voices, take part in events and explore the places, people and cultures connected to all forms of our stories, past and present.
To view all the Book Week Scotland events at Dundee Libraries visit Book Week Scotland 2022 | Eventbrite