Enjoy Edinburgh International Book Festival – Online

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The Edinburgh International Book Festival has curated a special online edition!

The festival runs until Monday, August 31st. You can enjoy free events for adults and children – as well as chat with other attendees and take part in Q&A sessions.

There are many intriguing events, including “Formidable Females with Lari Don & Eilidh Muldoon” where the authors discuss their collection of “traditional tales, myths and legends from all around the world – all with fantastic female characters at the centre of the action”, and “Oliver Jeffers: What We’ll Build” where he talks about “the power of storytelling through art, discussing and demonstrating his working practice in an event aimed at students and art lovers”.

If you’re looking for children’s content, they have:

Illustrate your Feelings with Dunja Jogan” which is part storytime, part mindfulness drawing.

Brain-fizzing Facts with Emily Grossman“: “Why is your elbow called your funny bone? How could you escape the grip of a crocodile’s jaw? Which animal can breathe through its bottom? Marvel as much-loved broadcaster, STEM ambassador and all-round science superstar Dr Emily Grossman uncovers the amazing scientific explanations behind all sorts of questions that pop into our heads daily.”

Learn to draw characters from their books, along with enjoying singing and poetry with, “Cooking and Drawing up a Storm with Julia Donaldson, Lydia Monks & Sara Ogilvie”

There are many more events to attend – and you can also see ones you missed on their YouTube playlist.