A week of celebrations for Argyll booklovers

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Enjoy the world of literacy with a week of events embracing Scottish authors, poets, playwrights, storytellers and illustrators, bringing together a packed programme of events and projects.

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, Book Week Scotland 2021 will include hundreds of online and in-person events.

Supported by Creative Scotland and the Scottish Library and Information Council, the week of events themed around ‘celebration’ will run next week, from November 15 to 21.

To join in the celebrations, leisure trust liveArgyll will be hosting a series of events across its libraries in Argyll and Bute.

Pop into Campbeltown Library for a cuppa and a chat during the library open morning on Saturday November 20.

You will be able to find out what is going on in your local library, from Bookbug to after school clubs, local studies enquiries, the online library BorrowBox and much more.

Enjoy a game of Jenga or Connect 4 with your friends or take part in the Bookbug treasure hunt and see if you can win yourself a mini Bookbug doll.

Running from 10am to 12.30pm, the event is open to all and is free, just like a library membership.

Some of Argyll’s other libraries will welcome Scottish authors in celebration of Book Week.

On Tuesday November 16 from 7pm to 9pm, Dunoon Library will host Lin Anderson, author of The Killing Tide: Dark Water, Darker Deeds.

And in Oban and Rothesay, booklovers are invited to spend an evening with Scottish crime writing author Alex Gray where she will take them on her writing journey so far, including her newest title Before the Storm.

The Oban event will be held at the Studio Theatre at Corran Halls on Wednesday November 17 and the Rothesay event will be at the Moat Centre on Friday November 19, both from 7pm to 9pm.

Helensburgh residents are advised not to miss out on a night of thrills, spills and kills as the town’s library presents An Evening with Chris Brookmyre, who has established himself as one of the UK’s leading crime novelists.

This will be held at Helensburgh’s Victoria Halls on Thursday November 18 from 7pm to 9pm.

liveArgyll will also be launching its inaugural writing competition for young people during the week of celebrations.

All secondary school aged young people in Argyll and Bute are invited to take part, writing a story about Argyll folklore.

Visit liveargyll.co.uk/liveargyll-libraries-writing-competition for more information including details on how to enter.