Book Week Scotland, at UWS

Gemma Cairney Author Photo

As part of Book Week Scotland 2017 up-and-coming author, Gemma Cairney is going to deliver Q&A sessions across all four of the University’s Scottish campuses.

The events, which are being coordinated by the UWS Library are open to everyone, get underway at the University’s Dumfries Campus (Crichton Library) on Wednesday 29 November at 2pm. This will be followed by sessions at Ayr Campus (GT34) on Thursday 30 November at 10:30am; Paisley Campus (Robertson Trust Library and Learning Resource Centre) on Thursday 30 November at 2:30pm; and Hamilton Campus (Library) on Friday 1 December at 11am.

These free events will see Gemma, who is also a multi-award winning broadcaster, talk about her life and her new book,

‘OPEN: A Toolkit for How Magic and Messed Up Life Can Be’

Members of the audience will get the opportunity to ask Gemma about her life and career.

Philippa Cochrane, Head of Reader Development at Scottish Book Trust, said:

“Scottish Book Trust is delighted to be working with the University of the West of Scotland to bring Gemma Cairney to their campuses during Book Week Scotland.  This is a great opportunity for students to hear from a wonderful advocate for young people.”

Jenny Morton, Customer Service Manager, UWS Library, said:

“This is the first time UWS Library has had an author visiting all Scottish campuses.  It is an honour to be hosting Gemma Cairney as part of our Book Week Scotland programme of events, and we look forward to learning more about her life and hearing about her new book OPEN: A toolkit for how magic and messed up life can be.”

Book Week Scotland, which runs from 27 November to 3 December, is a week-long celebration of books and reading that takes place every November. During Book Week, people of all ages and walks of life will come together in libraries, schools, community venues and workplaces to share and enjoy books and reading.

For more information on Scotland’s Book Week CLICK HERE To find out more about Gemma Cairney’s book Click Here