Tell me more!

Some curious people wanted to know about the festival, and we LOVE talking about it. Here a wee roundup of those ramblings (you have been warned)

Speculative Spaces Podcast let our festival director ramble for a WHOLE HOUR - we’re episode 10

The List

Read the wee interview Festival Director Ann did with Sofia here

The Bookwitch

Blogger Ann Giles aka the Bookwitch also had some excellent questions for “the boss”

Write Club The Podcast

We also chatted with Nicola from Write Club The Podcast for the episode on book festivals.

BSL Interpretation

Two of our Sunday events will have a BSL interpreter: VE Schwab and Ben Aaronovitch.

#BSL #BSLAccess #BSLInterpreted #Deaf

CYMERA Book Swap

We love nothing more than discovering new books, especially when they come recommended by people in the know. So we will be running a book swap in our Chill Out Space. Bring a book along that you love and leave it for a lucky person to pick up. And pick one up yourself.

Pre-loved copies welcome!


With just a month to go, it’s all hands on deck in Cymera HQ.

Volunteers are confirmed. If you still fancy getting involved, check out the volunteer info and get in touch.

Open Mic applications are now closed. If you have applied, we will be in touch by Monday 13th May.

Authors If you are one of our speakers, don’t worry, event instructions will go out shortly.

Creator’s Hall All tables in our Creator’s Hall are now filled. We will reveal the full list of exhibitors soon!


Get reading …

and come along to one of our seven book discussion groups.


Cymera receives Creative Scotland funding

We are over the moon to have secured Open Project funding from Creative Scotland. Read more about it here