Book Week Scotland

 

We are once again offering a variety of events as part of Book Week Scotland (24 - 30 November 2014). See below for details.

Events in Book Week Scotland

Botanical Treasures - Behind the Scenes

Botanical Treasures - Behind the Scenes

Join staff and authors of our recent publication Botanical Treasures for a behind-the-scenes look at some of the hidden gems in our Herbarium and Library collections.

The Naming of the Shrew: A Walk with John Wright

The Naming of the Shrew: A Walk with John Wright

Join John Wright, forager and author, on a stroll around the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to explore the people and the stories behind the names we use to organise nature.

John Wright: The Naming of the Shrew

John Wright: The Naming of the Shrew

Author and forager John Wright will speak about this latest book - The Naming of the Shrew.

Philip Guston: Late Paintings Book Launch

A reception to celebrate the publication of 'Philip Guston: Late Paintings', which documents the acclaimed 2012 Inverleith House exhibition.

Artist Book Spotlight: Jean Johnstone

A poetry reading with a difference - you do the reading, silently... Jean Johnstone invites you to slowly unwrap her artists books to experience the fine words of leading contemporary poets in the context of each individual art work. All of her small books contain one poem only, each complemented by delicate images from the natural world, on Lokta, Tsasho and Resho papers. Jean Johnstone is a Scottish artist who uses etchings, pen and ink drawings, leaf and bark papers, beeswax, silk and linen, to create handmade, hand-scripted artist’s books. She has made works with many Scottish poets, including John Burnside and Kathleen Jamie.

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Book Week Scotland


24 – 30 November 2014


The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a charity (registration number SC007983)