Edinburgh International Book Festival 2023

Black & white sketches of Denise McKeever

Scotland has a wonderful and rich reputation for its great cultural and creative events from the Edinburgh International Book Festival to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe one of the greatest celebrations of arts and culture. As an ex-student of Edinburgh College of Art I had the great pleasure of studying and living in Edinburgh for 4 years in the late 80’s early 90’s. For me Edinburgh continues to be one of the most exciting and interesting cities in the World and a hive of creativity, the arts, film, comedy, music & crafts.

As a B.A. Honours Design graduate many moons ago, studying in Edinburgh still holds wonderful memories of my Art student days from visiting Edinburgh Zoo and spending days drawing the penguins, gorillas with my giant portable easel made of plywood and a piece of string. In particular during my foundation year where we would be sent off for the day to practice drawing of the wonderful architecture on the mound, the Grass market or the Royal mile or alternatively one of the cities wonderful museums.

Will you be there?

This year you get the opportunity to visit my old haunt as the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2023 is presented at Edinburgh College of Art at Lauriston Place from 4th to 28th of August. Join 100’s of Authors & book worms as they celebrate their new books something for all the family and genre of reader.

As a Scottish Children’s Author & Illustrator I will be carefully studying the various events over the month of August to see what is new and engaging. Maybe I will bump into you there!

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