The event will be opened by psychologist and writer Carol Gilligan at 7pm, who will give a talk titled Joining the Resistance. The opening evening will also include an appearance from Scotland’s Makar, Liz Lochhead, who will read from her latest collection, A Choosing, at 8.30pm.
Other events include the launch of Jean Bareham’s book, Gardens of the Royal Mile, on October 27, a writing and handmade book workshop called A Haiku in My Pocket on October 28, and the screening of three Middle Eastern short films, The Confession, A Palestinian Poet in Beirut, and Road to Damascus, on October 28.
It is the 15th year of the annual book festival.
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