2014 Portobello Book Festival programme coming soon!

Hello, thanks for looking at the Portobello Book Festival site.  We’re delighted to let you know that the date for your diary is the first weekend of October – Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th October and as usual, the festival hub will be the Portobello Library with events in venues large and small in Portobello.

The 2014 programme, the sixth book festival in our community, looks fantastic.  We’re excited that for the first time, in the spirit of the City of Edinburgh, we will also have a fringe when Portobello High School hosts it’s own mini festival alongside the main events.

Look back in a few days, when all will be revealed.  You’ll find the festival programme and all the information you need about how to get tickets and details of events.

2014 Portobello Book Festival

Hello – thanks for visiting our site.  The Portobello Book Festival team are busy putting together the programme for this year’s festival which will run over the weekend of  3rd, 4th and 5th October 2014.   We will be updating this site as soon as we have our events confirmed, but it already  looks like another exciting festival in store – look back shortly to see who’s coming and get all the gen about how to get your tickets.

yours in books,

Portobello Book Festival

Ready Steady Festival

Nearly there… The Portobello Book Festival 2012 starts tomorrow – here’s the full programme

The Portobello Book Festival starts this Friday, 5th October, and there’ll be a whole weekend of readings and chances to hear about and talk about books with people who love them as much as you do.

Our Gala Opening, “The Library at Night”, is shaping up to be a great mix of published and unpublished writers reading their own work, actors presenting material and talented musicians linking it all together. There are still a few tickets left (but not too many) so do come along. And better still, there’ll be a chance to hear about (and maybe support) the charity Book Aid International who’ll be coming to talk to us too.

And don’t forget there’s a chance to show your support for Libraries by coming to the “What are Libraries For?” event on Sunday (3.30 – 5.00). It’s chaired by MSP Kenny MacAskill, and will give you the chance to hear the views of an award winning novelist (Nicola Morgan), Edinburgh’s Schools librarian guru (Cleo Jones), knowledgeable local librarian (Heather Morrison) and a valued and informed library user (Stuart Fraser). There’ll be plenty time for your views and questions too. So come along (Portobello Library, 3.30pm, Sunday 7th Oct).