Friday, June 17, 2022

Stirling Finalizes Its Lineup

Once again, I shall be unable to attend the Bloody Scotland international crime-writing festival this coming September 15-18 in Stirling, Scotland. This is too bad, because the schedule of speakers, panels, and other happenings that will comprise this 10th-anniversary celebration sounds terrific. From a news release:
2022 sees the return of several Bloody Scotland favourites that we haven’t seen since the pre-pandemic days of 2019. Our dramatic torchlit procession through Stirling[’s] historic old town led by the pipes and drums of the Royal Burgh of Stirling Pipe Band and Stirling and District Schools Pipe Band encourages locals who don’t normally attend literary events to get involved. Scotland tackle England in our crime writers’ football match at the new venue of King’s Park, a free fun event which is also aimed at breaking down barriers. There will be a return of the ever-popular Crime at the Coo cabaret featuring an array of crime writers showing off their musical talents and the much-loved Quiz this year takes the form of Vaseem Khan and Abir Mukherjee’s ‘Red Hot Night of a Million Games’ in which they steal the best bits from the game shows of yesteryear and mash them up into something truly remarkable.
The complete program of events, as well as a link to where you can purchase various tickets, is to be found here.

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