Evening events, Books, Book launch

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Charles P Sharkey: Dark Loch Launch

The launch of Charles P Sharkey's debut novel, Dark Loch.

Sweeney's on the Park, Glasgow

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 0141 632 6741

An Evening With James Ellroy

L.A Confidential writer James Ellroy discusses his latest novel, Perfidia.

Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow

Thu 6 Nov

£5 / 0141 287 2999

Part of Aye Write!.

The Royal Institution Of Great Britain, London W1S

Mon 3 Nov

£20 / 020 7409 2992

Waterstones, Manchester

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 0161 832 8563

John Cairney: The Importance of Being

Actor John Cairney releases his memoir, The Importance of Being.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 0131 623 3734

Alex Gray: The Bird that Did Not Sing

Gray talks about her latest DCI Lorimer novel, set during the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Forfar Library

Mon 24 Nov

Free ticketed / 01307 476476

Part of Book Week Scotland.

The Book of Love and Loss Launch

The London launch of The Book of Love and Loss, a collection of poetry about the two experiences.

Lauderdale House, London N6

Wed 3 Dec

£3–£5 / 020 8348 8716

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Cathie Devitt: Don't Drink & Fly

Glasgow writer Cathie Devitt launches the first novella in a trilogy about the hectic life of Bernice, a witch living in Glasgow who likes red wine and has a hapless love life.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 0141 248 4814

Catriona Child: Swim until You Can't See Land

Child introduces her latest book, Swim Until You Can't See, which follows the relationship between two women born 60 years apart.

South Queensferry Library

Wed 26 Nov

Free ticketed / 0131 529 5576

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Dr John Hulbert – Perth: A Comprehensive Guide for Locals and Visitors

The launch of an expansive city guide covering Perth, from Dr John Hulbert.

Royal George Hotel, Perth

Mon 3 Nov

Cancelled / 01738 624455

Elaine Connor on The Gaelic Cat Series

A launch to celebrate the publication of Elaine Connor's Gaelic Cat series, set in Carloway.

Stornoway Library, Isle of Lewis

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 01851 708631

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Ian McDonough: A Witch Among the Gooseberries

The launch of Ian McDonough's latest work, A Witch Among the Gooseberries.

Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh

Thu 20 Nov

Free / 0131 557 2876

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Jackie Holt and Ruth Bailey: Knit Your Own Broons

Authors Jackie Holt and Ruth Bailey launch their new book, Knit Your Own Broons, which pretty much does what it says on the tin – teaches readers how to knit mini woolly versions of The Broons. Booking is essential.

Blackwell's, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Nov

Free / 0131 622 8218

JD Oswald: The Ballad of Sir Benfro

A fantasy series from crime writer James Oswald (aka JD Oswald). The first part, Dreamwalker is followed by The Rose Cord which is published in November, and The Golden Cage, which is out in January 2015.

Blackwell's, Edinburgh

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 0131 622 8218

Laura Marney: For Faughie's Sake

Marney talks about her new novel, For Faughie's Sake, reads an extract and answers your questions.

Wishaw Library

Mon 24 Nov

Free / 01698 372325

Part of Book Week Scotland.

New Work with Sarah Tripp, Isla Leaver-Yap and The Happy Hypocrite

Two new Book Works publications are launched, with performances and presentations by Katrina Palmer, Francesco Pedraglio, Samuel Hasler, Sarah Tripp, Maria Fusco, plus Isla Leaver-Yap and friends. Suitable for ages 18+.

CCA, Glasgow

Fri 5 Dec

The Other Tongues

Celebrate the launch of The Other Tongues, an Introduction to Writing in Irish, Scots Gaelic and Scots in Ulster and Scotland.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 0141 248 4814

Patrick Richardson: In Search of Landfall

The travel writer talks about his second book, In Search of Landfall.

Stockbridge Library, Edinburgh

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 0131 529 5665

Red Squirrel Book Launches: Colin Will, Nikkia Magennis and William Bonar

Red Squirrel Press' Sheila Wakefield presents an evening of poetry readings to mark the release of new books from three Scottish poets – William Bonar, Colin Will and Nikkia Magennis.

CCA, Glasgow

Tue 11 Nov

Clubroom

Free / 0141 352 4900

Tracey S. Rosenberg: The Naming of Cancer Launch

Tracey S. Rosenberg launches her second pamphlet, The Naming of Cancer. The first pamphlet brought out by Neon Books, this fourteen-poem volume begins in a hospital and from there explores the experience of cancer from a multitude of perspectives.

Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh

Thu 27 Nov

Free ticketed / 0131 557 2876

Part of Book Week Scotland.