Golden Hare Books brings us a brand new festival
- Lynsey May
- 7 October 2019
An exciting new book festival comes to Stockbridge this autumn, as Golden Hare Books launches its first festival
All book-lovers know that Edinburgh is particularly lucky when it comes to literary celebrations and the good news is that the capital is being treated to another exciting addition to its roster of goodies. Stockbridge's Golden Hare Books is brightening up October with its inaugural book festival, packed full of events held in and around the shop.
Muir Hall, St Vincent's Chapel and Smith + Gertrude are just a few of the local venues opening their doors to welcome the Golden Hare crew and their audiences during the festival weekend (18, 19 and 20 October). There will be a mixture of participatory events and talks, including hands-on fun like a zine-making breakfast Workshop, a live mic performance workshop and a guide to writing biographies with memoirists Ricky Monahan Brown (Stroke) and Chitra Ramaswamy (Expecting).
Anyone handy with their plain and purl is sure to be tempted by the This Golden Fleece Knit-A-Long at the Scottish Gallery on Saturday. At this cosy event, Esther Rutter will chat about her ground-breaking new history of Britain through knitting, while the audience is encouraged to bring along their needles and click-clack away throughout.