World of Words Festival at Inverurie

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Top authors will appear at the World of Words festival in Inverurie from now until Saturday, September 7 with activities from lectures to workshops in

locations around the town, including the library.

The annual event is organised by Inverurie Events and supported by the library within Aberdeenshire Council’s Education, Learning and Leisure Service and Aberdeen University’s Philosophy Café.

Acclaimed local crime writers Bill Kirton and James Oswald and Historical mystery writer Shona MacLean has been running events at Inverurie Library as part of the festival.

World of Words is one local activity set up by community groups to raise money for the Inverurie Christmas Lights Fund.

Neil Baillie, Inverurie Events Secretary said, “All the monies raised during the festival will be used to benefit local causes, including Christmas lights for Inverurie.”

James Oswald, author of the well known Inspector McLean novels, will speak to and answer questions from the audience in an evening with the author tomorrow (Friday) from 7pm.

James Oswald’s next Inspector McLean novel set in the dark streets of Edinburgh is due out in February 2014 and the author has been described as ‘the new Ian Rankin’.

Crime writer Bill Kirton, whose grungy novels are set across Scotland, with his first set in 1870’s Aberdeen, will be holding two crime writing

sessions at 10.30am and 2.00pm on September 7.

Ticketed events cost £5 and can be bought at Inverurie Library or at Strachans Inverurie book shop.