The Inverness Book Festival 2011
The Inverness Book Festival has been running for eight years and is now a fixture of summer in the Highlands of Scotland. This year’s Festival kicks off on the 10th of August and runs until the 14th, making it a five day event which will be well worth the time to attend for readers or writers, be they in the self publishing industry or otherwise. Local literary buff Brid McKibben is in charge of this year’s activities, which will contain the now expected array of both local, Scottish and general United Kingdom writers, plus a few surprise guests.
The little ones won’t miss out either, with special events designed to keep them suitably entertained such as Bookbug Rhymetimes and the daily activities that are organised by the Festival’s Arts Ed group.
The Inverness Book Festival has never struggled to attract top cream writing talent, with the likes of GP Taylor, Iain Banks, Katie Grant, AL Kennedy, Kenneth White, Tom Devine, Cameron McNeish, Scoular Anderson (do you think he scowls a lot, then?), Emma Wood, Ewan Morrison, Des Dillon, Lance Price, Lin Anderson, Stuart MacBride, Melvin Burgess and Shirley Spear all having attended the event in previous years. This year’s guest list includes such names as Christopher Brookmyre, John Eunson, Tom Renouf, Louise Welsh, and Andy Wightman.
p.s. The Inverness Book Festival will be worth taking the time to visit.