Hear from Chris Barkley, an award-winning author who’s been inspiring young people at The Alternative School at Spartans Community Football Academy as our Writer in Residence.
We welcome Chris Barkley as our new Writer in Residence at Spartans Alternative School
With the 2021 Festival now behind us, we look back on our most recent Citizen events. Read on to find out how you can catch up on anything you missed this August!
Lucy uses this guest blog to reflect on her experience of being part of The Citizen Collective. This community of creative writers have only ever met online: what this might mean for life beyond the Zoom Room?
World Book Night is on Friday 23 April, with #ReadingHour taking place between 7-8pm. Find out how we’re celebrating this year and how you can get involved.
The Book Festival is moving to a new site, but accessibility remains a key priority for the Festival in 2021 and in the future.
The Book Festival’s first Citizen Schools Writer in Residence, the poet and novelist Claire Askew, summarises her inspiring experience working with three Edinburgh high schools to explore ideas of belonging and identity.The Citizen Schools programme was wide-reaching in its first year: I was invited to engage with three very different groups of young people from three different schools in Edinburgh. …
A feast of fun, food, and stories for all awaits as we hold a celebration of our Citizen programme, including loads of free activities and a special performance from two top musicians.
The author of the bestselling, award-winning The Hate U Give launches new novel On the Come Up in Edinburgh with the Book Festival.
Yesterday we announced two exciting new events for the autumn. Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, and bestselling writer of The Essex Serprent, Sarah Perry, both come to Edinburgh in November.
Alongside some of the biggest names in global literature, sport and politics, we’re thrilled to bring the voices of Scotland’s New Towns to the stage as part of our ReimagiNation events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.