EIBF 2012 Monday 13 August
11:00 Maggie Craig
Glasgow’s History of Social Justice
Craig’s When the Clyde Ran Red tracks the lively social and political history of Glasgow.
11:00-12:30 Writing Workshop
Places, Worlds and Words.
Join Linda Cracknell and develop your skill for observing and evoking a vivid sense of place.
11:30 A L Kennedy
The Pressure to Write
Kennedy shines the spotlight on the realities of the writing process.
13:00 Nothing but the Poem
Refreshing insight into classic poems with the Scottish Poetry Library.
14:40 Barry Fantoni & Sara Sheridan
Two Very Different Investigative Minds
A focus on two very different detective novels.
16:30 NLS Donald Dewar Lecture
Scotland and Britain in 2025
This keynote festival event looks at the past, present and future of Scotland.
18:30 Michael Palin
From Sullom Voe to the Bay of Bengal
Scotland’s leading literary agent, Jenny Brown, in discussion with Palin on his new novel The Truth.
20:30 Geoff Dyer
An Event About a Book About a Film
In Zona Dyer uses the film Stalker as the starting point for a meditation on cinema and much more.
20:30 Zoë Strachan & Benjamin Wood
Page-Turning Fiction from Britain’s Future Stars.
The authors discuss their novels Ever Fallen in Love and The Bellweather Revivals.