Elgin Library bookshelves

Moray libraries celebrate Book Week Scotland

Moray Libraries returns to in-person events to celebrate books, reading and writing during Book Week Scotland on 15-21 November.

Three author events are the highlight of Moray Libraries’ programme this year, which is a national celebration of books and reading supported by Creative Scotland and the Scottish Library Information Council (SLIC).

The theme for 2021 is ‘celebration’ and Scottish Book Trust is marking ten years of Book Week Scotland. The national charity is also hosting free, digital events across their social media networks through their Digital Festival.

The first author event in Moray is a foray into Doric with Mae Diansangu at Buckie Library on Monday 15 November, looking at the use of Doric in today’s world.

At Elgin Library on Wednesday 17 November there will be an ‘unravelling’ of crime writing with lawyer and writer Helen Forbes. Helen will be talking about her latest thriller entitled ‘Unravelling’, which features Inverness’ iconic psychiatric hospital, Craig Dunain. 

The third author event is an online workshop for budding writers on Thursday 18 November, led by the celebrated Inverness biographer of Josephine Tey, Jennifer Morag Henderson. Jennifer will talk about research for the creative writer and words for well-being.

Moray Council’s Interim Principal Librarian, Philip Davidson, said: “We’re delighted to be able to welcome readers and writers back to in-person events while continuing our digital offering. It what promises to be another fantastic Book Week Scotland here in Moray and we look forward to seeing our book lovers again.”

Social distancing will be adhered to at the library venues and numbers are therefore limited. Places can be booked at the specific libraries by phoning Buckie Library on 01542 832121 or emailing buckie.library@moray.gov.uk. Elgin Library can be contacted on 01343 562600 and online.

Moray libraries will have some copies of the free book produced by Book Week Scotland to give away. It includes various stories on this year’s theme, Celebration, by great Scottish authors and members of the public alike and can be collected from libraries.

Additional information about Book Week Scotland, other events and activities can be found on the Book Week Scotland website.

Contact Information

Moray Council Press Office