If you thought books weeks were dull and boring affairs which only appeal to very keen readers – think again and check this out:
Book Week Scotland runs events throughout Scotland for all ages but here are five events specifically for teens that they want you to know about.
Veterinary Tales from the Wild with Steve Leonard
TV vet, Steve Leonard, divides time between his veterinary practice and gallivanting around the world making wildlife documentaries. Steve loves meeting and talking to people. Aberdeenshire Libraries invites you to come along to Belwade Farm, to hear his amazing tales of close encounters with spectacular animals. A great evening for the entire family. A tour of the farm will also be available
Date: 24 November
Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Men with Coconuts
After a hugely successful Fringe Festival, the award-winning musical improv comedy troupe present new spins on well-known stories and characters from literature, as part of Book Week Scotland 2016. Comic sketches, scenes and songs made up in front of your very eyes.
Date: 21 November
Queer YA with Cat Clark, Julia Ember ad LA Lam
Reading is what? Fundamental! Join LGBT Youth Scotland and Young Adult authors Cat Clarke (The Lost and the Found; The Pants Project), LA Lam (False Hearts) and Julia Ember (Unicorn Tracks) as they read from their work and discuss queer representation in YA literature. This event is for young people under 25. Free.
Date: 26 November
Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm
The legend that is Kirkland
Come along and meet Kirkland Ciccone and hear about his books and writing, his books appeal to the freaks, geeks, punks, skaters, weirdo’s, and wacky folk as well as their parents.
Date: 24 November
Location: West Lothian
Award winning horror with Danny Weston
Danny Weston’s books for young adults are guaranteed to send shivers down your spine. Danny won the Scottish Children’s Book Award in 2016 for his powerful historical horror novel The Piper. His latest novel, The Haunting of Jessop Rise, is a chilling haunted house story set in rural Wales. If you want tips to improve your own writing and getting published, or just love a scary read you’ll love this event! Hosted by Duloch Library’s Teen Book Group. Perfect for Teenagers and Young Adults.
Date: 23 November
Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm