The Book of the Howlat
David the Pizzly Bear
Chitra Ramaswamy - 'Homelands'
Mara Menzies - 'Blood & Gold'
Start with a Squiggle with Kate Leiper
A Writer's Journey
The Second Cut
Hosted by Tim Turnbull
Nicola Wright 'James Croll: Climate Pioneer'
Beatrix Potter Sings
by Caroline Wilding
Scottish Pen 'Declarations' Panel chaired by Jenni Calder
Anna Fleming 'Time on Rock: A Climber's Guide to the Mountains'
with Martin Edwards & Doug Skelton
News of the Dead
The Living Mountain
The Birnam Book Festival returns to showcase literature from Scotland and beyond in our beautiful corner of Perthshire, nestled between the hills and the River Tay.
Our Festival is an inclusive event for all ages, where the audience can participate in workshops, lively discussions with authors or just sit back and listen to inspiring speakers or enjoy great music with a literary theme.
We’re delighted to be returning to our home venue of Birnam Arts for in person events again this year.
We have a couple of ways to buy tickets: you can scroll down to look through the list of all the events and search by Families +, Fiction or Non-fiction, Panel discussions, Performances, or search by day. Click on the INFO button to learn more about a specific event or BUY TICKETS to book your seats.
If you already know which events you want to go to, you can clink on the link in the banner and go straight to a summary listing of all the ticketed events. It is your choice.
Each ticket has a £1 booking fee.
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