Craigmillar Book Festival

About the Festival

Festival dates: 6 – 16th November 2019

The Craigmillar Book Festival is an annual event that takes place in nurseries, schools, Craigmillar Library and other public spaces around Craigmillar. The Craigmillar Book Festival aims to inspire everyone in Craigmillar to enjoy the pleasures and benefits of reading, writing and other literacy activities. We foster and support a lifelong love of reading, writing and sharing stories to help establish and strengthen these essential life skills.

The Book Festival is brought to you by The Craigmillar Literacy Trust and operated through our Creating and Learning Together project which works with children, young people and families aged 4+, building upon the strength of our long established ‘Books For Babies’ programme. This cross-generational learning project delivers stimulating and fun informal learning opportunities that will increase enthusiasm for ‘reading for pleasure’ and strengthen literacy practices in everyday lives.

Creating and Learning Together is managed directly by an active and hands on board of directors, which includes several library, festival and literacy professionals. The project is organised and delivered by a dedicated member of staff, the Literacy Programmes Coordinator (LPC).

The 2019 Book Festival will take place from 6th – 16th of November 2019. Full details of the programme, including visiting authors and events will be available here from early October 2019.



  • - Literacy Programme Co-ordinator (Maternity Cover)– Part Time (initial fixed term contract for 6 months with possible extension) Hours: 18 hours a week Salary:  £23,249 -  pro rata   We are Continue Reading >
  • - This year's Craigmillar Book Festival is now in full swing after a very successful launch in Craigmillar Library on Thursday 16th November, followed by two exhilarating and exciting events with Continue Reading >
  • - We would like to welcome Agot Bugge, our new Literacy Programmes Coordinator! Agot started with us on the last day of July and has been really busy organising the 2017 Continue Reading >