Upcoming Events


Edinburgh : Sunday 20th August : 6.30pm

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Brian Johnstone reads from his memoir Double Exposure
With the acclaimed novelist and film maker Xiaolu Guo
Both writers discuss their memoirs with Rosemary Burnett (chair)
Edinburgh International Book Festival, Chrlotte Square, Edinburgh

Edinburgh : Wednesday 30th August : 6.00pm

New Writing Scotland Book Launch

Launching She Said He Said I Said, New Writing Scotland 35
Brian Johnstone reads his poems from this and previous NWS anthologies
Also featuring Jane Aldous, Rose McDonagh and Heather Parry
Blackwell's Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh

Callander : Friday 1st September : 7.00pm

Callander Poetry Weekend

Brian Johnstone in discussion with poet & writer Colin Will
An insight into the poetic origins of his memoir Double Exposure
Readings of poems and prose with some background to the story
Callander Poetry Weekend, King's Bookshop, 93 Main Street, Callander

St Andrews : Friday 15th September : 6.30pm

Stopping the Photo/Fixing the Poem

A poetry reading and slide show with a difference
Projected, historic photographs alongside the poems they inspired
Images include works by Robert Moyes Adam and Thomas Rodger,
the poet's father’s wartime snapshots from the Africa campaign,
and American images by Alfred Steigliz and Southworth & Hawes
St Andrews Photography Festival, The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St Andrews

Inverness : Saturday 7th October : 2.30pm

Ness Book Fest: memoir event

Brian Johnstone reads from his memoir Double Exposure
Discussion of the background and origins of the book
Waterstone's Bookshop, Eastgate Shopping Centre, Inverness

Inverness : Saturday 7th October : 4.30pm

Ness Book Fest: poetry reading

Brian Johnstone reads from his most recent collection Dry Stone Work
With some new poems and a preview of his forthcoming pamphlet
Highland Print Studio, 20 Bank Street, Inverness

Coming up later in 2017

More memoir events to come in Dundee & Edinburgh.