Blackwell’s Writers at the Fringe

Now in its fifth year, and with an additional fifth date due to demand, Blackwell’s Writers at the Fringe brings you once again the best in Scottish writing.

Every Thursday during the Festival they invite a selection of Scottish performers to give us a taste of their work. New and unpublished works of literary art stands alongside established novelists, with any and all genres free to be expressed – from Scots poetry to cutting edge drama, from folk music to contemporary fiction, and all that is found in between.

This year they are  delighted to welcome the following performers

Thursday 2nd August
Sara Sheridan: Enjoy some cosy noir with her crime novel Brighton Belle
Ewan Wilkinson: Traditional and contemporary Scottish folk music
Denise Mina: Fields of Blood and Gods & Beasts
Charlie Stross: Enter the Laundry and defend the realm from supernatural threats
Louise Welsh: Meet The Girl on the Stairs, and one of Scotland’s most atmospheric writers

Thursday 9th August
Hazel McHaffie: How far would you go to Save Sebastian?
Anne Connolly: Delve into her beautiful new poetry collection Love-in-a-Mist
Jennie Erdal:Takes you on a Philosophical Adventure in The Missing Shade of Blue
Ewan Morrison: Close Your Eyes and hear Tales from the Mall
Caro Ramsay: Gritty Glaswegian Crime fiction

Thursday 16th August
Andrea Gillies: Tells us aWhite Lie.
Bert Flitcroft: Puts Singing Puccini at the Kitchen Sink into words
Jenni Fagan: Enter The Panopticon in this stunning debut novel
Iain Banks: Welcome to Stonemouth, Scotland. Tread with care.
The Wild Myrtles: Beautiful a-capella music from all over the world

Thursday 23rd August
Rodge Glass: Bring Him The Head Of Ryan Giggs!
Tom McKerley & Ingrid Schippers: Follow the Bloodlines in this genealogy mystery novel
Moira McPartlin: Explore racial prejudice in Scotland in her debut novel The Incomers
Alice Thompson: The Existential Detective unravels a mysterious kidnapping in Portobello
Claire Askew: Mermaids and Sailors in beautiful verse

Thursday 30th August
Alex Gray: Tartan Noir from this Femme Fatale
Michael J. Malone: Brings fresh blood to the Scottish crime scene with his debut Blood Tears
Vivien Jones: prize-winning poetry – and About Time, Too
Elaine DiRollo: Take to the waters at Bleakly Hall hydropath
Alan Bissett: Bright Spark, Boyracer and a bit of a Ladiesman

Please note that the line-up can change short notice. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the City of Literature website or our Facebook.

This event is ticketed, but tickets are FREE. Tickets are available from the front desk at Blackwell’s or from the Fringe Box Office.
For more information or if you would like a signed copy please contact Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8222 or


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