Dundee Libraries have launched their programme of events to celebrate Book Week Scotland 2017 (27 November–3 December). Book Week Scotland is a national celebration of books and reading that brings hundreds of free events to a variety of venues across the country.
The theme for Book Week Scotland 2017 is nourish and, throughout the week, the Dundee events will be celebrating how books and reading feed the life of communities across the city.
The 2017 events programme is a literary box of delights, with something for people of all ages to enjoy.
Highlights include a Gastro Salon with Rachel McCormack from Radio 4’s Kitchen Cabinet on Tuesday 28 November. Rachel will lead a panel discussion in the Steps Theatre with Jamie Scott, Billy Kay and Emily Dewhurst. Jamie is Chef Patron of The Newport Restaurant, Master Chef Professional winner 2014 and a Scottish Chef of the Year 2017 finalist; Billy is a well known writer and broadcaster and author of The Complete Caledonian Imbiber, and Emily is the founder of Dundee-based publisher Kitchen Press, an award-winning independent publisher specialising in food writing.
Sue Lawrence ‘Queen of Baking’ will also be appearing at Central Library on Wednesday 29 November. The winner of MasterChef in 1991, Sue regularly features on STV’s The Hour and in 2013 appeared on the Christmas edition of The Great British Bake Off. Last year she also branched out into crime, publishing a Dundee-based crime novel, The Night He Left.
Shona Donaldson, Adult Library & Information Services Section Leader said
“We’re delighted to be holding these events, giving everyone in the community the opportunity to share their love of reading. We can’t wait for everyone to grab a good book and join us. If you can’t make it along, remember that Book Week Scotland is the perfect chance to get signed up to your library or dig out your old membership card, to make sure there are books in your house and to take the time to enjoy them by yourself and together with your children.”
Initiated by the Scottish Government and funded by Creative Scotland, Book Week Scotland will be delivered by Scottish Book Trust.
Scottish Book Trust will work with a range of partners across the nation to deliver a packed programme of free projects and events during Book Week Scotland 2017, bringing Scots of all ages and from all walks of life together to celebrate books and reading. Book Week Scotland in libraries is funded by The Scottish Library and Information Council.
The full Dundee Libraries programme can be found at www.leisureandculturedundee.com/bws17