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Diciadain, 01/Sep/2010

Islay Book Festival this Weekend

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How time flies. Back at the end of March I posted the heads up for the Islay Book Festival 2010, now it's suddenly almost here. This coming weekend bookworms young and old will be in heaven on Islay. Several interesting writers will make their way to Port Ellen:

Let me start with some highlights for the adults: The Broons & Oor Wullie will be familiar to most people, on Sunday David Donaldson will talk about his time writing many of the Broons stories. On Saturday Julia Donaldson will talk about her career and how she became a writer. Margaret Elphinstone will read from her latest book ‘The Gathering Night’ on Saturday and follow up on Sunday with a talk about how she researches the background for her books.

For younger readers on Sunday Catherine MacPhail will first read from some of her ghost stories and following that lead a ghostly workshop for 8-12 years old. I've already mentioned Julia Donaldson speaking about she became a writer, on Saturday morning she will read some of her The Gruffalo stories (with help from her husband Malcolm) for children 4-8 years old (and their parents).

I understand there will also be refreshments served by the members of the St. John's Church, a chance to sample some excellent home baking and other food. Of course there will also be book sales through C & E Roy / The Celtic House.

These are just some of the events at the festival, for full details go to the Islay Book Festival website. I hope those attending this year's festival will have a great time again!

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