International book festival to hit the road

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Judy Murray, Val McDermid and Christopher Brookmyre are among the writers to take part in a mini-festival in Glenrothes.

Tennis coach Judy Murray is among the line-up of writers appearing at the ReimagiNation: Glenrothes (Jane Barlow/PA)

Organisers of the Edinburgh International Book Festival (EIBF) are taking their show on the road with a new pop-up event.

Authors Val McDermid, Christopher Brookmyre and Mark Billingham, as well as broadcaster Sally Magnusson, tennis coach Judy Murray and football commentator Archie Macpherson are to take part in the three-day ReimagiNation: Glenrothes festival.

The event will host talks, music and poetry in Rothes Hall, as part of the EIBF Booked! programme which has previously staged mini festivals in Cumbernauld, Irvine and East Kilbride.

Christopher Brookmyre is among the writers appearing at the pop-up festival (Andrew Milligan/PA)

“Glenrothes is the penultimate stop on our journey and ReimagiNation is all about looking at the places we think we know in new ways, and we hope the people of Glenrothes and book lovers everywhere will feel inspired by the stories that are shared at the festival.”

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Scottish Crime Writer Val McDermid is among the writers appearing at the festival (John Linton/PA)

Clara Govier, head of charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said: “We are so delighted that the support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery is once again helping the Edinburgh International Book Festival reach communities across Scotland, allowing them access to what the Book Festival offers outwith its home in Charlotte Square Gardens.

“Residents from Glenrothes are certainly in for a treat.”

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