Falkirk Storytelling Festival
Thursday 3rd October
6.30pm, Thursday 3 October
Sunday Times best selling author Mary Paulson‐Ellis, joins us to celebrate her new novel The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing. Mary was awarded the 2009 Curtis Brown Prize for Fiction and the Tom McGrath Maverick Award in 2011.
Friday 4th October
Lin Anderson – Rhona MacLeod
7.00pm, Friday 4 October
Forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod discovers that a terrifying war is unfolding on Scotland’s Isle of Skye. A chance encounter leads to what seems to be a crime scene. Enlisting the help of tracker dog Blaze, Rhona starts to search for a connection.
Saturday 5th October
David Weinczok: The Castle Hunter
3.00pm – 4.00pm, Saturday 5 October
Ruthless seaborne warriors raid the coasts from their war galleys, yearning to regain lost glories. A warrior king becomes a legend when he smites his foe with one swing of his axe during a nation-forging battle. Castle Hunter David Weinczok draws on a vast array of characters and events from Scottish history echoing Game of Thrones at every dramatic turn.
Alan Brown: Overlander
3.00pm – 4.00pm, Saturday 5 October
Seeking an escape from city life and a world gone mad, Alan Brown challenged himself to an off‐road coast‐to coast ride through the Highlands without creature comforts or high‐tech cycling gear. This is a story of ups and downs, weather and wildlife and the sheer pleasure of freedom and self‐reliance.
Jim Crumley: Seasons In The Wild
7pm, Saturday 5 October
Jim Crumley’s wildlife and wild Scottish landscape writing has been shortlisted for prestigious awards such as the Wainwright Prize and the Saltire Society Literary Awards. A widely published journalist with a monthly column in The Scots Magazine, Jim is also a poet and broadcaster.
Sunday 6th October
12.30pm – 1.30pm, Sun 06 October
Alan’s debut novel Bloody January was one of the top crime debuts of 2018. The second gripping Harry McCoy thriller sees rival gangs competing for control of Glasgow’s underworld. It seems Detective McCoy’s oldest friend is tangled up in it all. Harry McCoy’s first day back at work couldn’t have gone worse.
Lindsey Porter: Whirlpools, Yoga and The Balance of Life
1.00pm – 3.00pm, Sunday 6 October
Join writer and Yoga teacher Lindsey Porter as she shares her adventure-packed world travel memoir. In addition to stories from some of the world’s most incredible locations, Lindsey shares her own personal journey, from financial services to training as a Yoga teacher in India.
William McIntyre: Fixed Odds
2.30pm – 3.30pm, Sunday 6 October
Defence lawyer Robbie Munro has a habit of getting too involved with the criminals he represents. Forever flying by the seat of his pants, Robbie juggles a host of difficult clients, rubs shoulders with dodgy acquaintances and battles the legal system, all while trying to figure out fatherhood.
4.00pm – 5.00pm, Sunday 6 October
Join Elaine and discover a beautiful written autobiographical account of Elaine’s journey to find her biological family.
Steve Finan: Lifted Over The Turnstiles
7.00pm, Sunday 6 October
Steve Finan is DC Thomson’s Heritage Editor. Join Steve in a trip down memory lane as he shares images and anecdotes from Scotland’s football stadium heyday, plus Pass It On Tips (shared between 1950s housewives) and The Doc Replies (medical advice and questions from the 1950s and 60s).MORE
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