Colonsay Book Festival
25th & 26th April 2020

 
SATURDAY 25TH APRIL

12pm Light lunch & refreshments


Gather for some light lunch in the Village Hall before our first author event.




1.30pm Catherine Brown


A Challenging Landscape: Scotland’s Food & Drink Catherine Brown will explore how the landscape of the Highlands and Islands has created a unique larder of food and drinks assets.




3.00pm Martin Edwards


The Road to Mortmain Hall: My Life of Crime Martin Edwards in conversation about how he got interested in Golden Age detective writing and where it has led since…




4.30pm Robin Robertson


Robin Robertson will read poems old and new – including some of his invented Scots folk tales due for publication this year.




9.00pm Movie night


Join us in the village hall for a screening of Danish charmer Babette’s Feast. Should finish just in time to get back up to the bar. Admission free for weekend pass holders. £2 otherwise.





All events take place in the Village Hall unless noted in the listings. Tickets for all events are £10 unless noted, and available to purchase on the door. Weekend pass tickets are £50 and available to buy online here.

SUNDAY 26TH APRIL

10.30am Martin Edwards


The Golden Age: Then and Now An informal session in which Martin Edwards explores the Golden Age of Murder and his work as consultant to the British Library Crime Classics.
Hotel | £5




12.00pm Light lunch & refreshments


Join us for light lunch and refreshments in the Village Hall before our next author.




1.30pm John D. Burns


Mountaineer, storyteller and author John D Burns entertains with stories, readings and performances from a lifetime’s passion for wild places.




3.00pm Karen Campbell


Karen Campbell returns to Colonsay to talk about her latest novel The Sound of the Hours, set in World War Two in Barga, Italy's most Scottish town.




4.30pm Andrew O’Hagan


One of the foremost chroniclers of modern Britain, Andrew O’Hagan will read and talk about his work – from the comedy of small-town Ayrshire life to the high-octane world of celebrity and fashion.




5.30pm Festival close


Festival closes with a glass of wine and some chat!





All events take place in the Village Hall unless noted in the listings. Tickets for all events are £10 unless noted, and available to purchase on the door. Weekend pass tickets are £50 and available to buy online here.

 
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