Writing Workshop: Writing from Nature

Saturday 7th October, 10.30am-12.30pm, Portobello Baptist Church Cafe

Following the success of last year’s workshop, we take inspiration from what’s around us to kick start and develop our creative writing. First time and seasoned writers all welcome. The workshop is led by two local writers, M Louise Kelly and Sheila M Averbuch

Tickets for all Portobello Book Festival events are free and can be picked up from Portobello Library in Rosefield Avenue.

 

Opening Evening: Song Books

Friday 6th October,  8-10.30pm, Library

2017 PBF Cover

Join David Francis and a host of artistes for what promises to be a very entertaining evening of words and music inspired by books, and books inspired by music. 

There will be musical contributions inspired by books from Rosie Nimmo, Lee Patterson, Doug Johnstone, Dave Francis, Eileen Penman, Steven Palmer, Carlos Arredondo, Lisa Rigby and Penny Stone. You can also look forward to hearing writing inspired by songs from a variety of local writers. 

REFRESHMENTS will be available.

Tickets for all Portobello Book Festival events are free and can be picked up from Portobello Library in Rosefield Avenue.

Portobello Reporter event – Friday afternoon

Friday 6th October,  12-1.30pm, Library Upstairs

Our first event features authors Archie Foley and Peter E Ross introducing a selection of  personal stories and reminiscences from their new book  Footprints in the Sand – local history from the Portobello Reporter. 

The accounts of events, places and individuals reveal Portobello not just as a holiday resort but also as a community where people lived and worked. Readings by Archie and Margaret Munro.

Local transport can be provided for those who need it. Contact Portobello Library for information.

Tickets for all Portobello Book Festival events are free and can be picked up from Portobello Library in Rosefield Avenue.

2017 Programme Revealed!

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The wait is over! The programme for the 2017 Portobello Book Festival, 6th-8th October, has now been revealed. We have a busier programme than ever this year and are very excited to be welcoming our authors, contributors and guests. Tickets to all events are, as always, free and will be available next week from Portobello Library.

Click the link below to see the full programme and look out for more info about each individual event over the coming weeks. 

2017 PBF Programme

 

BLACKWELL’S BOOKSHOP

Books by participating authors will be available.

 

Tickets for all events can be collected in person from

Portobello Library from 4th September. Some tickets

will be available at venues 15 minutes before events.

PORTOBELLO BOOK FESTIVAL

is organized by local enthusiasts and Portobello Library.

If you have ideas or would like to be involved, please contact:

portobellobookfestival@gmail.com

 

VENUES

PORTOBELLO LIBRARY

14 Rosefield Avenue, Portobello EH15 1AU

PORTOBELLO BAPTIST CHURCH HALL

189 Portobello High Street, Edinburgh EH15 1EU

DALRIADA

77 Promenade, Portobello EH15 2EL