Trio of events in Oban to celebrate national book week

Published Date: 

12 Nov 2015 - 16:14

Oban is set to hold a trio of events to celebrate this year's Book Week Scotland.

Book Week Scotland 2015 takes place from 23rd to 29th November and is a national celebration of books and reading that brings hundreds of free events to a variety of venues across the country.

The theme for this year's event is transformation. Throughout the week the nation will be celebrating the powerful and positive impact that books can have on people’s lives.

The Studio Theatre at the Corran Halls will be the venue for the Urban Noir Showcase. Hailing from Stockholm, Belfast and Peterborough, join crime novelists Arne Dahl, Stuart Neville and Eva Dolan as they have a lively discussion about their works of urban crime fiction. These three celebrated writers will share their inspirations, reveal their writing secrets and answer your questions. The event takes place on Monday 23rd November 2015 from 12.30pm until 2pm. Tickets are free and booking is essential.

Oban Library will also be welcoming back Scottish crime writer Tony Black on Wednesday 25th November 2015. He will be talking about his latest novel and his successful literary career. The event starts at 7.15pm. Tickets are free but booking is essential. Don’t miss the opportunity to go along and listen to one of Scotland’s top crime authors.

The following day, on Thursday 26th November, Oban Library will be hosting Cultural Connections theatre group’s performance of, ‘An audience with Mr and Mrs Andrew Carnegie’. This drama performance will tell the story of the Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist who became the richest man in the world by the time he was 65. The performance starts at 7pm. Tickets are free but booking is essential.

Argyll and Bute Council's Policy Lead for Community and Culture, Councillor Robin Currie said, "Scotland is a nation of readers and here in Argyll and Bute we are delighted to be taking part in this year's Book Week Scotland.

"The benefits of reading cannot be underestimated. Not only does it help broaden the mind and increase vocabulary, it also helps to relieve stress and create greater tranquillity. It is very encouraging to see our local libraries playing a part in this and I would encourage as many people as possible to go along and show their support for what will be a very worthwhile and interesting event."

To find out more about these events or to book a place please visit http://obanwinterfestival.com/ or contact library staff on 01631 571444 or email obanlibrary@argyll-bute.gov.uk