Books, Reading

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St John At Hampstead, London NW3

Wed 19 Nov

Phone for prices / 020 7794 5808

Redhill Library Reading Group

Book club reading and discussing Black Narcissus by Rumer Godden.

The Harlequin, Redhill

Wed 5 Nov

Phone for prices / 01737 276 500

Redhill Library Reading Group

Book club and discussion featuring Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

The Harlequin, Redhill

Wed 17 Dec

Phone for prices / 01737 276 500

Redhill Library Reading Group

Book club and discussion featuring Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut.

The Harlequin, Redhill

Wed 28 Jan 2015

Phone for prices / 01737 276 500

Robin Lloyd-Jones: The Sweet Especial Scene

Robin Lloyd-Jones, the writer of The Sunlit Summit, discusses his new book, The Sweet Especial Scene.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 0141 332 9105

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Ron Butlin and Sue Peebles

Set mostly in post-war Britain and inspired by a real-life story, poet and novelist Ron Butlin’s Ghost Moon is a tale of secrets, adversity and dementia, narrated with humour and compassion. Snake Road is Sue Peebles’ second novel. In this tale of loss and hope told through the unblinking eye of Aggie, a family history…

Bonar Hall, Dundee

Sat 25 Oct

£3 (Concessions £2) / 01382 434940

Part of Dundee Literary Festival.

Rose Ruane and Stef Smith Present: Living Library

Artist Rose Ruane and playwright Stef Smith invite you to immerse yourself in a living library of new stories and celebrated classics. We've asked ten very different women to select a short extract from a work of fiction that inspires them to introduce and read aloud.

The Glad Café, Glasgow

Tue 25 Nov

Free / 0141 636 6119

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Science Stories

Science Stories is an evening that brings you the freshest slice of creative writing with a science twist. It’s your chance to hear from local writers who combine the worlds of creative writing and science to produce unforgettable stories and poems.

Braes Bar, Dundee

Mon 10 Nov

Free / 01382 386669

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Scottish History through Scottish Novels

Delve into 20th and 21st century Scottish literature to explore the culture and politics of contemporary Scotland. Books include Jamse Douglas Brown's The House with the Green Shutters and Muriel Spark's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

Craigroyston High School, Edinburgh

Wed 29 Oct

£50 for 11 weeks (£14–£25) / 0131 477 7801

Wed 5 Nov

£50 for 11 weeks (£14–£25) / 0131 477 7801

Wed 12 Nov

£50 for 11 weeks (£14–£25) / 0131 477 7801

…and 3 more dates until 3 Dec

Shore Poets

Regular local poetry meet, with readings of thought-provoking new verse and live music.

Henderson's @ St John's, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Oct

£5 (£3) / 0131 229 0212

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Big Green Bookshop, London N22

Thu 30 Oct

Phone for prices / 020 8881 6767

Thu 27 Nov

Phone for prices / 020 8881 6767

Sick Sick Sick: The Books of Ornery Women

A reading group to get into the nitty gritty of the online Alt-Lit scene, looking at the writing of emerging female writers. Organised by MAP magazine, with meetings every six to eight weeks.

CCA, Glasgow

Thu 30 Oct

Over-15s only

Free / 0141 352 4900

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

With a script written by Dr E.J. Yeaman and presented by actor Steve Douglas, an interesting and entertaining afternoon awaits fans of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Scottish physician and writer and creator of one of our best loved detectives, Sherlock Holmes.

Kirriemuir Library, Angus

Tue 25 Nov

Free ticketed / 01575 572357

Part of Book Week Scotland.

The Royal College Of Nursing Library And Heritage Centre, London W1G

Thu 6 Nov

Free / 0345 337 3368

Songs of Edinburgh with Alexander McCall Smith

Author Alexander McCall Smith teams up with composer Tom Cunningham for a programme of eight songs inspired by old photographs of Edinburgh that are the basis for his new novel A Work of Beauty. McCall Smith is also interviewed by Jamie Jauncey.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Tue 9 Dec

£16.50 / 0131 668 2019

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Speakeasy

Performances of poetry and short stories, in English, Gaelic and Scots from Scottish Writers' Centre members.

Scottish Writers' Centre, Glasgow

Tue 28 Oct

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 19:00 Speakeasy Scottish Writers' Centre, Glasgow

Spoken Word Sundays

Appletree Writers and Friends One beautiful venue, three Sundays, twenty performances, each a unique showcase of amazing new writing, bringing together writers exploring everything from Scottish identity and feminism to ghosts and Lou Reed! Captivating showcases from the Scottish Writers' Centre, identity on tyne…

The Whole Works, Edinburgh

Sun 30 Nov

Free tbc

Part of Book Week Scotland.

St Mungo's Mirrorball

A showcase of the finest poetry talent on the Glasgow scene.

CCA, Glasgow

Thu 30 Oct

Clubroom

£5 (SMM Members free) / 0141 352 4900

Featuring the poets Paul Farley, Brian Johnstone and JL Williams.

Stories and Songs of Sir Walter Scott

In the anniversary year of Waverley, Sir Walter Scott's first novel, Mary Kenny examines the songs and stories that inspired the man himself.

Museum of Edinburgh

Mon 27 Oct

Free / 0131 529 4143

Wed 29 Oct

Free / 0131 529 4143

Stories From The Past Book Group

A historical fiction readers group. This month's books are Andrea Levy, The Long Song and Allende Isabel, The Island Beneath The Sea.

Whitehall, Cheam, Sutton

Tue 4 Nov

Free / 020 8643 1236

Tue 2 Dec

Free / 020 8643 1236

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Strange Tales From The Darker Side (Over 14s)

An interactive evening as Dr Nicolas Grimoire reveals strange secrets from the past, relates weird stories from Leicester's criminal past and calls on the spirits of the long departed.

The Guildhall, Leicester

Fri 7 Nov

£9–£10 / 0116 253 2569

Stuart Reid: Tales of Gorgeous George

Children's author Stuart Reid entertains with the anarchic tales from his popular Gorgeous George series.

Bo'ness Library

Mon 24 Nov

Free ticketed / 01506 778520

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Tales from the Turrets

Using puppets and a suitcase full of ferrets, this event introduces The Ferret Princess, Wag and the King, and The Mucker's Tale. There is time to talk about what it's like to be a writer and a chance to draw and name a ferret of your own.

Satrosphere Science Centre, Aberdeen

Sat 29 Nov

Free ticketed / 01224 640340

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Talking Heids

Poetry cabaret hosted by Colin McGuire, with featured poets, a spot of open mic and a dash of music and comedy.

Sofi's, Edinburgh

Wed 29 Oct

Free / 0131 555 7019

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 10 Nov

Free

Mon 8 Dec

Free

Mon 12 Jan 2015

Free

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