In 2017 Edinburgh International Book Festival runs from 12-29 August
One of the world’s leading public celebrations of writers, readers and remarkable literature, takes place every August in a leafy Georgian garden in the heart of Edinburgh. From book-signings and workshops, debates and storytelling, CPD events for teachers and acclaimed children’s writers, an exciting 17-day programme is jam-packed with over 700 events for visitors of all ages and backgrounds including a specially created programme of events for schools, a series of CPD events for educators, issue and fact-based events covering diverse cultures, sciences, history and more plus an Outreach programme which takes authors to schools across Scotland. The Baillie Gifford Schools Programme brochure is available from April and tickets go on sale immediately after the Easter break.
More information and details about events can be found on the Book Festival’s website including videos of events, audio recordings and transcripts, downloads of the brochure and teachers information. Go to www.edbookfest.co.uk
Introduction to the Baillie Gifford Schools Programme
Our Baillie Gifford Schools Programme happens alongside the public Book Festival programme. It’s packed with events featuring the best writing for children and teens, with a focus firmly on participation, imagination and creation. All events take place in our specially created tented village in the heart of Edinburgh, a young person-friendly environment!
Bring your pupils face-to-face with their favourite authors and brand new writers at our events and book signings. Events take many forms from storytelling, author interviews and Q&A sessions, to creative workshops on writing and crafts. There are events designed for every year group, primary and secondary, plus CPD events for teachers and education workers led by experts in the field of education.
Primary schools have the Book Festival all to themselves on Baillie Gifford Gala Day. An extravaganza of world class authors, storytelling, illustration, jokes and magic; it’s a day chock-full of fun and learning.
Come and join in the fun at the largest festival of author and arts events for children in the world!
What To Do Now
To receive a copy of our Baillie Gifford Schools Programme when it comes out in April, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask us to add you to our schools mailing list (please include your postal address).
Sign up to our schools ebulletin by setting up a Book Festival account here www.edbookfest.co.uk/account