Yesterday at the Book Festival was full with families and small children dancing along to SprogRock on the outdoor stage, Emma Dabiri explored issues of race and racism, Gavin Esler & Samir Puri discussed Brexit and the future of Britain with Ruth Wishart.

EVENTS TODAY – Sunday 29 August

(Events marked ** will be shown on the Big Screen in the Book Festival Courtyard at Edinburgh College of Art)

09:30     Drawalong with Lucy Farfort (Facebook)

10:00     Gordon Brown:  Global Crisis, Global Solutions** (Watch here)

11:15     Lucy Farfort:  Build Your Own Magical Den (Watch here)

11:30     Tom de Freston & Kiran Millwood Hargrave: In Search of Sharks** (Watch here)

13:00     Charlotte Higgins:  Why Greek Myths Still Matter** (Watch here)

14:15     Ming Chen, Wah Chen & Carmen Vela: One Day We Had to Run** (Watch here)

14:30     Arifa Akbar:  The Complexity of Sisterhood (Watch here)

16:00     Abir Mukherjee with Val McDermid, pictured: Calcutta on the Brink** (Watch here)

17:15     Katie Kitamura: Familiarity and Contempt (Watch here)

17:30     Maggie Nelson:  The Many Meanings of Freedom** (Watch here)

19:00     Kazuo Ishiguro:  On Being Human** (Watch here)

Supported by the Hawthornden Literary Retreat

20:15     Charles Yu: Smashing Hollywood Stereotypes (Watch here)

20:30     Michael Pedersen presents Good Grief!** (Watch here)

EVENTS TOMORROW – Monday 30 August

The late William McIlvanney at Edinburgh Book Festival. Picture by Bill Heaney

09:30     Drawalong with Madeline Pinkerton (Facebook)

10:00     Philip Ardagh:  Puss in Boots**

10:15     Be the Change with Gina Martin

11:30     Can Artists Still Break the Rules? Revisiting Strategy: Get Arts**

13:00     Leone Ross:  All the Flavours of Love**

13:15     Roisin Kiberd & Lauren Oyler: Online and Disconnected

14:30     Ian Rankin, pictured, William McIlvanney – The Last Word **

16:00     Wellbeing and Resilience: Imagining a Better Future

16:15     Helena Merriman: Undermining the Berlin Wall**

17:30     Playing with Books:  The Yellow Door by Kathleen Jamie**

19:00     Alicia Garza: Building Moments Into Movements**

19:15     Hari Kunzru:  The Breakdown of Truth

20:30     Douglas Stuart with Nicola Sturgeon: Welcome Home, Shuggie Bain**

(Events marked ** will be shown on the Big Screen in the Book Festival Courtyard at Edinburgh

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Shuggie Bain author Douglas Stuart.

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