Food for thought and chance to meet people with the 'write' stuff


Thursday, 16 November, 2017

Fascinating food stories, writing on the road and momentous events are among the topics on the menu locally during Book Week Scotland.

East Dunbartonshire Libraries will host a range of events between 27 November and 2 December - with authors reading from their works and celebrating the written word:

  • Relaxing Reads
    Monday 27 November - 1.30-2.30pm at Lennoxtown Library
    Wednesday 29 November - 12.30-1.30pm at William Patrick Library, Kirkintilloch

Take some time for yourself at this friendly and informal session with author Alison Irvine. Sit back and listen to a selection of poems and short readings with a ‘Nourish’ theme - tying in with the subject of Book Week Scotland 2017. Raise your mood and relax your soul at this free drop-in event (refreshments provided).

  • Meet the Author – Sue Reid Sexton
    Tuesday 28 November - 7pm at William Patrick Library, Kirkintilloch

Described as a "Houdini of modern life", Sue knows the value of solitude, peace and time in the natural world. At every opportunity she travels solo in a tiny campervan which she uses as a creative space - captured in her new book, 'Writing on the Road'. Her other works include 'Mavis’s Shoe', a story set at the time of the Clydebank Blitz. To book your free place call 0141 777 3143 or visit

  • Meet the Author - Struan Stevenson
    Thursday 30 November - 7pm at Milngavie Library

Award-winning writer and broadcaster Struan Stevenson will be giving an illustrated talk on his book ‘Ten Meals that Changed the World’. The fascinating and unusual work examines how food and drink have had a huge influence on the outcomes of world-changing events. To book your free place call 0141 777 3143 or visit

  • Mrs Mash's Smashing Stories
    Saturday 2 December - noon at William Patrick Library, Kirkintilloch

Join Mrs Mash, the storytelling cook, for scrumptious stories, delectable ditties and rhymes worth rolling off the tongue! Entertaining, educational and served with the odd dollop of history and humour. Suitable for those aged 3-8 (and their families). To book your free place call 0141 777 3143 or visit Two sessions have already been fully booked in Kirkintilloch and Bishopbriggs.

Councillor Jim Gibbons, Convener of East Dunbartonshire Council's Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets Committee, said, "A range of events have been organised by the Libraries team as part of this year's Book Week Scotland. I hope as many people as possible take the chance to go along and get involved."

Sandy Marshall, Chair of East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust, said, "Our libraries play an extremely important role in the heart of our communities and the lives of local residents. Book Week Scotland is the ideal opportunity to promote reading and the use of our excellent local facilities."

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