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Authors let loose with new festival events

posted 30 Jun 2010, 04:17 by David Rintoul   [ updated 30 Jun 2010, 04:37 ]

Author Christopher Brookmyre will be among the writers appearing at a new series of events at this year's Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Unbound, a new strand for the programme, will feature authors, poets and musicians from Britain and the United States.

Running from 15th-30th August, the free events include performances from Scottish writer Brookmyre and American singer-songwriter Simone Felice.

Roland Gulliver, the festival's programme manager, said: "For the 2010 festival we wanted to challenge ourselves, our authors and audiences to create something new, exciting and slightly chaotic. We wanted to make the most of our fantastic Spiegeltent and let the fun last a little bit longer into the night.

"To say it is authors reading stories, poets reading poems or musicians singing songs doesn't describe it. It is gloriously indefinable."

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Source: Evening News