Many literary and book festivals are now taking part online in light of the coronavirus pandemic. You can find out more information on individual festivals below.
The Edinburgh International Book Festival takes place between August 15th and 31st this year. You can catch up with lots of talks, author sessions and discussion groups via thier website.
Book Week Scotland 2020 takes place from 16 - 22nd of November. It is an annual celebration of books and reading throughout Scotland involving people of all ages. The event always has a packed programme featuring Scotland's authors, poets, playwrights, storytellers and illustrators.
Libraries Week 2020 takes place between October 5th and 10th and will celebrate the nation's much-loved libraries while acknowledging the efforts they have made to keep everyone reading and provide comfort during challenging times.
The theme of this year's Scottish International Storytelling Festival is 'In the Flow'. From October 17th - 31st, the festival will focus on exploring Scotland's coasts and waters through music and storytelling. Events will be a mix of live and pre-recorded broadcast events as well as small-scale safely distanced person-to-person events including outdoor locations (subject to Scottish Government guidance).
This year the annual Wigtown Book Festival will take place online. From September 24th until October 4th, the festival will stream a host of online events via its website, YouTube and Facebook pages.
Confirmed authors include Maggie O'Farrell, Sue Black, Andrew Marr and Kate Humble. Nearly all events are free though organisers are accepting donations. There is no need to register to view events however signing up will mean you are sent timely reminders before events begin.