Birnam Book Festival - Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th May 2020 - Birnam Arts
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Birnam Book Festival – Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th May 2020

The Birnam Book Festival was created by the bookish folks at Birnam Arts and The Birnam Reader Bookshop to showcase literature from Scotland and beyond in our beautiful corner of Perthshire, nestled between the hills and the great River Tay. The area already features strongly in literary history, inspiring writers from William Shakespeare and John Ruskin to Beatrix Potter, and the unique environment coninues to attract a multitude of contemporary authors, poets, musicians and songwriters.

Our Festival is an inclusive event for all ages, where our audiences can participate in workshops and lively discussions with authors, or just sit back to enjoy inspiring speakers and great music with a literary theme. The very first Birnam Book Festival, held November 2018, proved a sparkling success. Top names appearing included Jenny Colgan, Dean Burnett, Stuart Cosgrove, Darren McGarvey and international folk music legend Peggy Seeger. To celebrate the inaugural Birnam Book Festival, a sold out Anniversary Event was held on 23rd November 2019, featuring author/ musician Karine Polwart, illustrator Kate Leiper and author/English Professor Tom Mole

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"Other authors, some relatively local, some from elsewhere in the UK, brought poetry, romantic and crime fiction, psychology, science, social commentary, music and children’s events. Of the visitors, some bought weekend passes and went to every possible event. Others dipped in and out. Birnam Arts buzzed from Friday evening till late Sunday afternoon."

Jamie Jauncey - A Few Kind Words

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