Book Week Scotland 2018 celebrates books and reading from Monday 19th to Sunday 25th of November, combining an exciting mix of author readings, book fairs and swaps, exhibitions, film screenings and other events all over Scotland. Ringwood is proud to once again play a part in the ambitious project, where six of our talented authors will be speaking about the aspects of the key theme of this year’s Book Week: Rebel. The venue for both events will be the Arlington Baths Club, where tours through the bath will be provided every night from 6 pm until the beginning of the events at 7 pm.
On 22nd of November a talk themed Who are the Scots? Exploring Challenges to National Identity will take place. Sandy Jamieson, author of A Subtle Sadness and Own Goal, will examine Scots-European identity; Brian McHugh, who wrote Torn Edges and Between Two Bridges, will consider Scottish-Irish connections and lastly, Scots-English experiences in a modern world are investigated by Mary McCabe, author of Stirring the Dust and Two Closes and a Referendum. After discussing Scottish identity there will be time for an exchange with the audience.
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Rebelling Against Traditional Ideas of Family will be the topic of the talk on 24th of November with Shazia Hobbs, author of The Gori’s Daughter, Carol Fox, author of Memoirs of a Feminist Mother, and Susan Campbell, who wrote Ronnie: A Dog Owners’ Guide to Fulfilment. All of them have experienced unconventional family types and was confronted by their surroundings as a result. A question and answer session with the audience will follow after this event as well.
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We hope to see you there!