Top five Book Week Scotland 2014 events

Top five Book Week Scotland 2014 events

Scottish Book Trust - Rob McDougall

Including the Inky Fingers Scavenger Hunt, Tales in The Tower and the Travelling Book Trolley of Joy

The Inky Fingers Scavenger Hunt
Teams of four can take up the challenge of hunting down objects related to literary Edinburgh. A prize-giving will be held on Sun 30 Nov in The Forest Café with writers and live music.

Various venues, Edinburgh, Mon 24–Thu 27 Nov.

Tales in The Tower

St Giles Cathedral will open its roof for the first time for half hour slots throughout the day as groups of four get up close and personal to the clockwork and bells, listening to a selection of stories and poems.

St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, Mon 24–Sun 30 Nov.

The Travelling Book Trolley of Joy

Interactive adventure for all ages. Track the trolley by following @literarydundee and get in on the action by meeting it on its travels and picking up a book.

Various venues, Dundee, Mon 24–Sun 30 Nov.


Ross Ruane and Stef Smith Present: Living Library

Ten women will read an extract from a work of fiction that inspires them. A combination of new stories and old classics read aloud followed by a live music set: all you need to do is turn up with open ears.

The Glad Café, Glasgow, Tue 25 Nov.

True Confessions of Professional Liars
Illicit Ink will be hosting a night of confessions. A gathering of Scottish writers and performers spill their secrets, past shames and dirty deeds, through stand-up, storytelling and spoken word.

The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow, Wed 26 Nov.


Book Week Scotland, Mon 24–Sun 30 Nov.

Tales in the Tower

St Giles' Cathedral opens its roof to visitors for the first time – all in the name of literature. Participants can nestle in amongst the clockwork and bells in the tower as they listen to poems and tales related to the building or the panoramic view before them.

Travelling Book Trolley of Joy

A book trolley stuffed with goodies. Catch the Travelling Book Trolley of Joy on its perambulations around Dundee and snag a book and recommendations.

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.

True Confessions of Professional Liars

Storytelling sensations Illicit Ink are hosting a night of true confessions from some of Scotland’s top writers and performers. Combining spoken word, storytelling and stand-up, the night is a chance for the performers to reveal their shameful secrets, unearth forgotten embarrassments and finally own up to their misdeeds.

The Inky Fingers Literary Edinburgh Scavenger Hunt

Leave no page unturned as you search for items in the Inky Fingers Literary Edinburgh Scavenger Hunt! During Book Week Scotland, you'll collect physical objects related to literary Edinburgh, photograph your team members in particular locations, and answer questions about local bookshops. To complete the hunt by the end…

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