Book Fringe
Edinburgh's alternative book festival of ideas

What's On

2019 Programme

All our events are free + unticketed

 
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Lighthouse events start at 1.00pm and last for 30 minutes

Golden Hare events start at 6.30pm and last for one hour

Palestine +100
Aug
8
1:30 PM13:30

Palestine +100

  • LIGHTHOUSE - Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

with contributor Rawan Yaghi

Gazan writer Rawan Yaghi visits Lighthouse to talk about her vision of the future as written in Comma Press’ Sci-Fi anthology, Palestine+100, imagining Palestine 100 years after the Nakba.

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The Messenger
Aug
17
1:00 PM13:00

The Messenger

  • LIGHTHOUSE - Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

with author Shiv Malik

Every reporter knows never to betray a source. But what if your source betrays you? Investigative journalist Shiv Malik reflects on an extraordinary and terrifying time in his career.

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It's Not About the Burqa
Aug
18
1:00 PM13:00

It's Not About the Burqa

  • LIGHTHOUSE - Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

with contributors Amna Salem, Mariam Khan and Nadine Aisha Jassat

Our media is obessed with Islam and women, so why is it that Muslim women are so rarely invited to talk about their own experiences? In a world determined to speak for them, these writers are fighting against the common idea that there is only one type of “muslim woman”.

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Listen Softly: Book Fringe Special
Aug
21
6:30 PM18:30

Listen Softly: Book Fringe Special

with performers Rosie Garland + Jane Bradley + Jamie Thrasivoulou
open mic slots available
MC’d by Claire Askew & Dominic Stevenson

Listen Softly is our beloved monthly poetry night, creating a supportive and relaxed atmosphere for performance. Featuring Rosie Garland, Jane Bradley and Jamie Thrasivoulou + open mic slots!

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