Sturgeon signs up to Book Week Scotland digital festival

Sturgeon signs up to Book Week Scotland digital festival

Scottish Book Trust will later this month run a second digital festival, with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and award-winning author Maggie O’Farrell lined up to take part.

The event, organised by Scottish Book Trust, will run during Book Week Scotland (19th-25th November), and will kick off with a film about the charity’s key areas of work and Edinburgh poet Tom Pow reading a new poem.

Other highlights include a poetry slam event with poets Michael Pedersen, Tom Pow, Nadine Aisha Jassat and JL Williams, a schools event with poet Joseph Coelho, and a live twitter Q+A with Pamela Butchart. Sturgeon and O’Farrell will be in conversation at an event at Stirling Castle, which will be broadcast online.

Marc Lambert, c.e.o. of Scottish Book Trust, said: “At Scottish Book Trust, one of our key aims as a charity is to create digital content that can be accessed by all. The Digital Festival allows us to reach a more diverse audience from the comfort of their own homes. We hope even more people will take part in the Digital Festival this year, and we look forward to the public’s interactions via our social media channels and website.”

More than half a million people took part in last year’s festival, according to the charity.

For more information, visit www.bookweekscotland.com.