September’s talks and author visits

Richard Irving

The head gardener at Jupiter Artland talks about his work at the sculpture park. He has helped many of the artists install their pieces on site, including Charles Jencks’s landforms.

Wednesday 5th Spetember, 7 – 8pm, Blackhall Library
To book call 0131 529 5595 or email

Sara Sheridan- ‘How to be a lady’ and ‘Brighton Belle’

Come hear Scottish Crime writer, Sara Sheridan, talking about her latest crime noir mystery ‘Brighton Belle’.  Author of the Secret Mandarin and Secret of the Sands, Sara’s also worked as a columnist and is an avid blogger.

Thursday 6th September, 6.30 – 7.30pm at Wester Hailes Library
Mon 10 September, 10.30-11.30am at Oxgangs Library
To book for Wester Hailes call 0131 529 5667 or email
To book for Oxgangs call 0131 529 5549 or email

Ewan Morrison and Jenni Fagan

Contemporary Scottish writers Jenni Fagan (‘The Panopticon’) and Ewan Morrison (‘Close your Eyes’) talk about their latest books and the state of Scottish writing today, with Stuart Kelly, literary editor of the Scotsman.

Thurs 13 September, 6.30-7.45pm, Central Library
Book online

Nothing but the Poem

Fancy a poetry chat? Come along to ‘Nothing But the Poem’: a relaxed and informal way to meet and discuss poems, hosted by Ryan Van Winkle, Edinburgh Libraries’ poet in residence. No jargon, no experience needed, nothing but the poem!

Thurs 20 September, 1-2pm, Stockbridge Library
To book: call 0131 529 5665 or email 2 weeks before the event

Allan Dodds- The Exile Returns

Allan talks about his new book ’Laughin’ on the ither side o’ ma face’.  Vivid and vibrant tales of growing up in Canonmills throughout the 40s and 50s

Sat 22 September, 11-12pm, Stockbridge Library
To book: call 0131 529 5665 or email 2 weeks before the event.

Tracy Griffen – Healthy Living in Leith

Tracy Griffen, Leith-based Personal Trainer and author of the ‘Healthy Living Yearbook’, gives you lots of ideas in keep in tip top shape over the colder months, in this lively and interactive talk.

Thurs 26 September, 6-7.30pm, Leith Library
To book: call 0131 529 5517 or email

Stuart Campbell –‘Boswell’s Bus Pass’

Armed with a bus pass and supported by a relay team of equally eccentric and badly behaved companions Stuart Campbell follows the bus routes that Dr Johnson and Boswell would have used had they delayed their journey to the western isles of Scotland by 238 years.

Thurs 27 September, 2-3pm, Oxgangs Library
To book call 0131 529 5549 or email

Authors on film

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