Adult programme - East Lothian Libraries Book Week Scotland 2021
Bewitching East Lothian - celebrating our heritage
Join us for an exciting literary programme exploring historical themes, links to our past and a long association with witches and fascinating tales!
- all events for East Lothian Libraries Book Week Scotland 2021 are free of charge
- we are limited to 20-25 spaces - so booking is essential
- we will hold waiting lists for events so if you can't attend an event please contact the relevant library to let us know - so we can give your space to someone on the waiting list
Programme of events
An Evening of Witchcraft
East Lothian's Provost launches our Book Week Scotland programme followed by an 'Evening of Witchcraft' with Dr Ciaran Jones.
Monday 15 November 6:00pm to 7:30pm - Musselburgh Library.
To book please email or call 01620 827827 and ask for Musselburgh Library.
Back to our Roots
Sara Sheridan joins us to discuss her latest book The Fair Botanists - a trip through the streets and Botanic Gardens of 1800s Edinburgh.
Monday 15 November 7:00pm to 8:30pm - Star Room, John Gray Centre, Haddington.
To book please email or call 01620 827827 and ask for Haddington Library.
News From North Berwick
Travel back in time at a reimagining of the historical gathering at St Andrews Kirk as our own East Lothian Provost retells the news from the historic witch trials.
Tuesday 16 November 2:00pm to 2:45pm - meet in front of St Andrews Old Kirk, North Berwick.
Booking is not required. This is an outdoor event so please dress for the weather.
Sins of the Past
Sandra Ireland joins us to chat about Sight Unseen her latest thriller that weaves contemporary issues with folklore and historic witch trials.
Wednesday 17 November 7:00pm to 8:30pm - Longniddry Library.
To book please email or call 01620 827827 and ask for Longniddry Library.
Shadow of the Rock
Evie Wyld joins us to talk about her bestselling novel The Bass Rock - Weaving together the lives of three women in this empowering portrait of their resilience through the ages.
Thursday 18 November 7:00pm to 8:30 pm - Dunbar Library.
To book please email or call 01620 827827 and ask for Dunbar Library.
Local Poet Ruth Gilchrist brings our celebration of East Lothian's heritage up to date by asking about its impact on women today and celebrating the women in our lives.
Saturday 20 November 3:00pm to 4:30pm - Dunbar Townhouse and Gaol
To book email or call 01620 827827 and ask for Dunbar Library. Workshop spaces are limited to six. If you can't attend please let us know so we can give the space to someone on the waiting list.