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Book Week Scotland – Renfrewshire Events

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Some highlights of Book Week Scotland in Renfrewshire are (click on more information for venue details):

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Inspiring Stories with a Little Imagination: Lindsay Littleson

Bishopton, Renfrewshire

Free, unticketed (turn up on the day before event start)

Children

Saturday 28 November 2015

11:00 – 12:00

Lindsay Littleson is a local author whose first children’s novel, The Mixed-Up Summer of Lily McLean, was the winner of the Kelpies Prize. The novel tells the story of Lily, living with her stressed out family, who starts getting mixed-up warnings not to go on holiday to a tiny, safe Scottish island – her summer just gets weirder and weirder. Lindsay will talk about the writing process and encourage and inspire children to explore their imaginations and write their own stories. This event is suitable for children ages 8 and upwards.

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Inspiring Stories with a Little Imagination: Lindsay Littleson

Johnstone, Renfrewshire

Free, unticketed (turn up on the day before event start)

Children

Thursday 26 November 2015

15:30 – 16:30

Lindsay Littleson is a local author whose first children’s novel, The Mixed-Up Summer of Lily McLean, was the winner of the Kelpies Prize. The novel tells the story of Lily, living with her stressed out family, who starts getting mixed-up warnings not to go on holiday to a tiny, safe Scottish island – her summer just gets weirder and weirder. Lindsay will talk about the writing process and encourage and inspire children to explore their imaginations and write their own stories. This event is suitable for children ages 8 and upwards.

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Lesley Riddoch: What does Scotland Need to Flourish?

Linwood, Renfrewshire

Free, ticketed

Adults

Wednesday 25 November 2015

19:00 – 20:30

The columnist, broadcaster and writer discusses her writing, focussing on her recent book, Blossom, an outspoken analysis of Scotland’s problems and potential in which she recounts the views of ordinary Scots and draws on her own experience of life in Norway, Ireland, Iceland and above all, Scotland. Refreshments will be served.

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Inspiring Stories with a Little Imagination: Lindsay Littleson

Paisley, Renfrewshire

Free, unticketed (turn up on the day before event start)

Children

Wednesday 25 November 2015

15:30 – 16:30

Lindsay Littleson is a local author whose first children’s novel, The Mixed-Up Summer of Lily McLean, was the winner of the Kelpies Prize. The novel tells the story of Lily, living with her stressed out family, who starts getting mixed-up warnings not to go on holiday to a tiny, safe Scottish island – her summer just gets weirder and weirder. Lindsay will talk about the writing process and encourage and inspire children to explore their imaginations and write their own stories. This event is suitable for children ages 8 and upwards.

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Author Talk: Alan Spence

Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire

Free, ticketed

Adults

Monday 23 November 2015

19:00 – 20:30

Alan Spence is an award-winning poet and playwright, novelist and short story writer. His most recent books are the novel Night Boat, poetry collectionMorning Glory (with Elizabeth Blackadder) and the play No Nothing which was performed in Glasgow and Aberdeen and imagines poet Edwin Morgan and trade unionist Jimmy Reid meeting up in a kind of afterlife and chewing the fat about life, the universe and post referendum Scotland. Alan will read and discuss extracts from the play and other new work. Refreshments will be served.

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For more information about Book Week Scotland 2015 and for full event listings, visit www.bookweekscotland.com