LINLITHGOW BOOK FESTIVAL 2009: final programme

Friday 30th October:
6.45 Festival opened by The Hon Michael Connarty MP.

7.30pm Christopher Brookmyre reading from his new novel Pandaemonium accompanied by singer songwriter Billy Franks. (£8)

Saturday 31st October:
11.00am to 1.00pm. Poetry workshop with Andrew Philip. (£8)

11.00am Michael Fry on his Edinburgh: A History of the City (£6)

1.00pm Robert Crawford on his biography of Burns, The Bard. (£6)

2.30pm Janice Galloway reading from This Is Not Me and her new collection of short stories. (£6)

4.00pm Angus Konstam on There Was A Soldier: First Hand Accounts of the Scottish Soldier at War. (£6)

5.00pm The Open University Debate, "Is Scottish History Too Popular". Chaired by Ruth Wishart, featuring Maggie Craig author of Bare-arsed Banditti, Professor Robert Crawford, Professor Ian Donnachie consultant to the TV series "A History of Scotland" and Dr Mark Jardine researcher for the History of Scotland TV series. (Free ticketed event)

7.00pm Iain Banks reading from his new novel Transition. (£6)

8.30pm Festival Open Mike -- poetry and prose. (Free event)

Sunday 1st November:
(all events organised in conjunction with West Lothian Libraries)

1.00-1.50pm Linlithgow in Print through the ages. (£4)

2.15-3.15pm Six Local poets: Jane McKie, Alistair Findlay, Andrew Philip, Douglas Watt, Billy Watt and Dennis O'Donnell. (£4)

3.30-4.00 Storytelling for young children with
Anne McEwan, Bookstart co-ordinator for West Lothian Libraries (Free event)