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The best literary festivals in Scotland 2011

30 May 2011

Wigtown, Borders, Inverness and Edinburgh host book festivals

Borders Book Festival. Melrose’s delightfully titled Harmony Garden will open its gates to 65 events featuring an array of authors and personalities. Among the hotshot names appearing are Maureen Lipman, Michael Parkinson, Alexander McCall Smith, Kirsty…

StAnza 2011 poetry festival launches

17 Mar 2011

US poet Kevin Young among programme highlights

The five day StAnza poetry festival opened in St Andrews yesterday, launching its varied programme of verse, art and music. Always a luminous affair amid the dreich days of March, the festival, now in its 13th year, brings poetic talent from all over…

5 Literary Festivals

28 May 2009

FEKP (Festival of the European Short Story) Expand your horizons at this laid-back, youthful and polylingual Croatian festival happening in and around the cafes, nightclubs and bars of Zagreb, often finishing up with a riotous night of gigging, and…

Literary Festival

10 Apr 2007


Louis De Bernieres, Iain Banks (pictured) and Lionel Shriver, Rhona Cameron and Idlewild singer Roddy Woomble are among the artists appearing at this year’s WORD Festival, which takes place at the University of Aberdeen and venues across the granite…