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


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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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

It’s Not About the Burqa is a stunning new anthology of writing by Muslim women whose voices are still habitually pushed to the fringes. The book is the perfect introduction to a wide range of hugely talented contemporary writers that we can all seek out and enjoy in their solo pursuits as well! We’re thrilled to welcome 3 contributors to explore passions, projects and platforming beyond the collection! Join us to hear from Poet Nadine Aisha Jassat, screenwriter Amna Saleem, and the editor and essayist Mariam Kahn.

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Top Marks for Murder: SIGNING
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Top Marks for Murder: SIGNING

signing with author Robin Stevens

We're delighted to welcome children's author Robin Stevens to Golden Hare Books for the second Book Fringe in a row! She’ll be signing books to celebrate the publication of Top Marks for Murder, the eighth mystery in her brilliant and bestselling Murder Most Unladylike series.

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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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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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