Books, Reading

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Stephen Fry Live

Everyone's favourite Twitter-mad, tech-obsessed comedy smartypants launches his new volume of memoirs, and tonight is a sneaky look at what to look forward to. Fry's overwhelmingly prolific career started out of Cambridge Footlights with A Bit of Fry and Laurie (with long time collaborator Hugh Laurie). He also played…

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Mon 29 Sep

£29.50 / 0131 529 6000

Summer Reading Challenge

Keep young imaginations busy over the summer with 'Mythical Maze'. Take part in different activities and complete the reading challenge over the holidays. Ages 5–11.

Maryhill Library & Learning Centre, Glasgow

Thu 7 Aug

Free / 0141 276 0715

  • 11:30 – 12:30

Milton Library, Glasgow

Tue 5 Aug

Free / 0141 276 0885

  • 15:00 – 16:00

Possilpark Library, Glasgow

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0141 276 0928

  • 11:00 – 12:00

Fri 8 Aug

Free / 0141 276 0928

  • 11:00 – 12:00

SWC Showcase

Scottish Writers' Centre and Appletree Writers show off some of the country's best writers, including Catriona Lexy Campbell, Leela Soma, Vicki Jarrett and two more writers to be announced.

The Whole Works, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

£6

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 12:45 – 13:45

Tea Box Poetry Jam

A night of poetry, from beginners to experienced bards, with plenty of open mic opportunities. Email info@theteabox.co.uk to secure a spot in advance.

The Tea Box, Richmond

Mon 11 Aug

Free

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Mon 8 Sep

Free

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Mon 13 Oct

Free

  • 20:00 – 22:00
…and 13 more dates until 9 Nov 2015

The More the Merrier - Free

Agatha Magic Loveshrr A day in a life in childishly old-fashioned rhymes comes and passes like a summer cloud… May contain faeries and pirates. Or was it worms and Marmite?

The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

The Duncan Room

Free / 0131 625 0700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Theatre Royal Writers

An evening of new writing for the theatre performed script-in-hand, featuring a mixture of comical and serious pieces.

Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Mon 15 Sep

Phone for prices / 01284 769505

  • 19:30

Tibor Fischer

A reading series with author Tibor Fischer. Fischer has written five novels and a collection of short stories, and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1993.

Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury

Wed 10 Dec

Phone for prices / 01227 782797

  • 18:30 – 19:00

Tidelines Book Festival

Largs-based book festival with a great little line-up of events for kids and adults alike.

Various Venues, Largs

Fri 29 Aug

Times & prices vary

Sat 30 Aug

Times & prices vary

Sun 31 Aug

Times & prices vary

…and 7 more dates until 7 Sep

Tim Armstrong & Seonaidh Charity

Gaelic author Armstrong discusses his debut novel, Air Cuan Dubh Drisleach, with Mark Wringe, and 2013 New Gaelic Writer Award winner Seonaidh Charity talks about his forthcoming debut.

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Sat 23 Aug

£7 (£6) / 01463 234234

Part of Inverness Book Festival.

Tricolour: NLS Poetry Night

Three spoken word and performance poets with three different styles and three different outlooks take to the stage each month. Booking is essential.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

Free / 0131 623 3734

A festival line-up, featuring 'out of towners'.

  • 18:30 – 19:30

Mon 1 Sep

Free / 0131 623 3734

With Ryan Van Winkle, Kevin McLean and Jane McKie.

  • 18:30 – 19:30
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West Lothian Write - Hosted by Ellie Stewart

Enjoy an evening of poetry, reading and storytelling in the company of local writers. Guest host Ellie Stewart regularly hosts spoken word events in West Lothian. Her play Strictly was produced at the Traverse Theatre in 2013 and some of her short poems can be read in Tip Tap Flat, an anthology published by Freight. This…

Howden Park Centre, Livingston

Fri 29 Aug

£4 / 01506 777666

  • 19:00 – 21:45

What No Sat Nav?: Course

Practice the ancient skill of map reading used by pilots, ships captains and explorers from a now bygone age.

Lymm Dam Ranger Cabin

Wed 6 Aug

Free / 01925 758195

  • 13:30 – 15:00

Word Play

Open mic night (five-minute slots) with acoustic music, poetry and prose, hosted by the Word Factory.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Fri 29 Aug

£2 suggested donation / 0141 287 2660

A special 'busking session' in the museum's subway.

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Wordplay

A chance to visit the beautiful Shetland Isles and soak up some literature. For its readings, writing workshops, children’s theatre events and book signings the festival welcomes writers of local, national and international renown.

Shetland

Thu 13 Nov

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01595 743843

Fri 14 Nov

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01595 743843

Sat 15 Nov

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01595 743843

Sun 16 Nov

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01595 743843