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New trustees sought to be part of Wigtown Festival Company’s future

New Trustees Sought To Be Part Of Wigtown Festival Company’s Future

The Wigtown Festival Company (WFC) is seeking new trustees to join its board, and help continue building on its success. While it is best-known for...
Wigtown Book Festival Launches The Anne Brown Prize

Wigtown Book Festival Launches The Anne Brown Prize

Wigtown Book Festival announced today the launch of a new national essay prize for Scotland in association with the BBC. The £1,500 Anne Brown...
'Here Is Our Story' Launched

Series Of Short Stories About Impact Of Covid On Region’s Public Servants ‘here Is...

From August to December last year, Karen Campbell was writer in residence, attached to Dumfries and Galloway Council to chart the initial response to...
Reading is Magic Festival is back by popular demand

Reading Is Magic Festival Is Back By Popular Demand

Reading is Magic Festival, the digital books festival born out of necessity during last year’s lockdown, will return this autumn to entertain and engage...

Write Up Your Street! Poetry Project Seeks Submissions

This month sees the launch of ‘Road Works’ – a brand new collaboration between local writers, D-Lux Arts and Dumfries and Galloway’s finest poets. Over...

New Venture For Local Poet, Publisher & Printer

A first venture combining the skills of a poet, publisher and printer has produced a book that has been described as “must have collection...
Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere Launch YOUNG NATURE BLOGGER Challenge

Galloway & Southern Ayrshire Unesco Biosphere Launch Young Nature Blogger Challenge

Young people who love nature and the outdoors are invited to take part in a summer writing challenge. Young Nature Blogger 2021 is open to...
Book Sales Increase as people rediscover their love of reading During Lockdown

Book Sales Increase As People Rediscover Their Love Of Reading During Lockdown

The invoiced value of UK publisher sales of books, journals and rights/co-editions combined rose 2% to £6.4 billion in 2020. UK sales income rose...

Open Book Uses New Technology to Share the Love of Scottish Gaelic

Singer Kathleen MacInnes teams up Scottish charity to encourage Gaelic conversation, reading and creative writing via Zoom Kathleen MacInnes, trad singer and champion of Scottish...

Lockdown Story Collection ‘Quaranthology’ Launched By Local Writers

In March, ‘We Agree On Eggs’ (WAOE) Arts Collective launched a community anthology of works created during lockdown by writers and artists in Dumfries...