Busy programme announced for South Ayrshire's book week

 18 November 2016  |  

South Ayrshire's avid readers are being invited to a host of events being laid on to celebrate Book Week Scotland 2016. The Council is putting on a wide-range of authors and events at its libraries in Ayr, Prestwick, Symington, and Troon from 23-26 November.

Promoted by the Scottish Book Trust, Book Week, brings together people of all ages and walks of life in libraries, schools, community venues and workplaces to share and enjoy books and reading.

Highlights in South Ayrshire this year include: Sunday Times bestseller thriller writer Clare Mackintosh; Catherine Czerkawska discusses her historical novel about Robert Burns' wife, Jean Armour; an interactive trial with crime fiction author, Douglas Skelton; and a short look at the history of Scotland with Professor, Rab Houston.

Councillor Bill Grant, South Ayrshire's Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, Tourism and Leisure said this year's line-up offered something for everyone, "We've got a great line-up this year, with bestselling authors rubbing shoulders with local talent and fans alike.

"With a full programme of events planned for libraries across South Ayrshire, I hope that people vote with their feet and turn out in numbers to support our invited authors.

"I'd like to thank the organisers for putting so much time and effort into helping to bring the festival to life this year and for arranging such a diverse and interesting programme of events."

Full details are available here.