Book Festival 2017

Book Festival 2017 Saturday

With a tantalising programme of events for Saturday tickets will be in demand. To ensure your seat, use the 'Request Tickets' button at the bottom of the page. This displays a pre-filled form - fill in your name and email, and amend the text in the message box to specify the sessions you would like to attend. Tickets are £6 per session.

22/10/2017: Jon Snow and Ian Rankin events are SOLD OUT. Tickets may become available if there are cancellations. Feel free to request to be put on a waiting list using the Request Tickets button below.

10:30-11:30 - Sara Trevelyan

The former wife of Jimmy Boyle, who has written a memoir about their meeting, their prison romance and their marriage, is the first speaker on Saturday.

12:00-13:00 - Jim Carruth

Glasgow Makar and ‘agricultural’ poet who is now poet in residence at the Royal Highland Show will discuss his verse focusing on rural and farming life.

14:00-15:00 - Paul MacAlindin

The Scots born conductor who formed the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq in the midst of its war has written about its birth and untimely death. He will also discuss his latest venture – setting up a chamber orchestra in Govan.

15:30-16:30 - Jon Snow

 Jon Snow

The legendary Channel 4 news anchor, will appear on Saturday November 25; it is currently unknown whether the author of autobiography Shooting History is planning to treat the peninsula to his trademark colourful socks and ties.

19:30 - 21:00 - Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin

The king of Scottish crime writing is visiting the Rosneath Peninsula as part of the 30th anniversary celebrations of Inspector Rebus.

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