Join us online on Saturday 12 December
Our events start at 10.30am and are suitable for families with younger children (aged 5+)
Make sure you bring along pens, pencils and your imagination to this crafty morning session, which includes DrawAlongs with with super-talented illustrators Eilidh Muldoon and Katie Chappell. There’ll be sensational storytelling from Macastory, and a joy-filled poetry workshop by our Schools Writer in Residence, Leyla Josephine. Finally, you can be one of the first to hear Maggie O’Farrell read from her new picture book, Where Snow Angels Go.
From 2.30pm, check out our events for families with older children (aged 11+)
This session kicks off with a workshop led by the incredible artists from the Edinburgh Zine Library, and some spirit-rousing music from the Tinderbox Collective (enjoyable for all ages). Acclaimed Scottish-Caribbean poet Courtney Stoddart will perform some of her protest poetry, and Communities Writer in Residence Eleanor Thom will show you how to explore your local area by creating your very own memory map.
From 6pm, Winter Warmer activities are suitable for young adults and adults
Our evening session will begin with a hilarious reading from The Incredible Adam Spark by Alan Bissett. From there, it’s a double bill from talented local writers from The Citizen Collective and The Citizen Writers’ Group, who have been working with the Book Festival over the course of 2020, thinking about what community and citizenship mean. The evening will close with a reading of Daughter of Stories by Nadine Aisha Jassat, a tale about how family, friendship, and stories themselves can be a beacon in dark times.
The Citizen Winter Warmer is part of Edinburgh International Book Festival On the Road – a programme of events, festivals and residences taking place around Scotland throughout the year, supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery and funded through the PLACE Programme, a partnership between the Scottish Government – through Creative Scotland – the City of Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh Festivals.
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