Portobello Book Festival 2021 – Saturday 2nd October – morning events

Below are the details for events in the morning of Saturday 2nd October.
Please remember that all events are ticketed apart from those online.
Tickets available from the library.


11.00am-12.00 noon  – LIBRARY UPSTAIRS                                                 

Author, poet and essayist Anne Pia has published two poetry collections, Transitory and The Sweetness of Demons, and is perhaps best known for her stunning creative memoir Language of My Choosing which was shortlisted for the Saltire Award. Here, Anne speaks about her work, specifically her recently published book Keeping Away The Spiders: Essays on Breaching Barriers, a series of illuminating reflections on life as a writer and a woman.

Chair: Paul Hudson


12.00 noon   – ONLINE EVENT

Join the Caledonia Crime Collective (CCC) as they discuss the thrills, spills and sometimes chills of everything Tartan Noir and all its facets. From gritty police procedurals to psychological thrillers – and even a splash of the supernatural – the panel will discuss and debate the diversity of modern Scottish crime fiction. 

Hosted by Portobello author and CCC founder Emma Christie (The Silent Daughter).

This event will be online: details will be available via the library and website nearer the time.

Books by all our participating authors are available to order from The Portobello Bookshop.
Click here to visit the PBF page

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