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Scotland’s Own Essay Prize Aims To Promote Fresh, Intelligent, Thought Provoking Writing

The 2022 Anne Brown Essay Prize for Scotland has been launched by Wigtown Book Festival – with the aim of promoting fresh, intelligent, thought-provoking...
From rock stars to astronomers – Wigtown Book Festival enjoys a stellar first weekend

From Rock Stars To Astronomers – Wigtown Book Festival Enjoys A Stellar First Weekend

Wigtown Book Festival has got off to a great start with a host of compelling speakers ranging from Deacon Blue frontman Ricky Ross, TV’s...

Shortlist Unveiled For The International Three Language Wigtown Poetry Prize 

The names of the poets shortlisted for Scotland’s annual three-language international poetry prize have been revealed. The Wigtown Poetry Prize supports and nurtures poets from...
Local Legends to get Book Festival Underway

Local Legends To Get Book Festival Underway

Wigtown Book Festival, a 10-day celebration of stories and literature, starts this Friday with more than 200 events for every age and interest. They include...
Deception Island at Wigtown Book festival 2022

Deception Island At Wigtown Book Festival 2022

Deception Island – a portal to the frozen wastes of a 1950s Antarctic science base Back in the 1950s-60s, when winter came to Deception Island...
Wigtown’s YA line-up – performance poetry, top novels, songwriting and more 

Wigtown’s YA Line Up Performance Poetry, Top Novels, Songwriting & More 

From song-writing sessions, book discussions, astro-journaling, and performance poetry – Wigtown Book Festival has an exciting and diverse line-up of events aimed at young...
Newton Stewart History Teacher Turns Author

Newton Stewart History Teacher Turns Author

A local history teacher has continued his passion for his specialist subject into retirement by writing his first novel set in the First World...
Southern Scotland’s Poet Willie Neill To Be Celebrated at Wigtown Book Festival

Southern Scotland’s Poet Willie Neill To Be Celebrated at Wigtown Book Festival

Wigtown Book Festival will help celebrate the centenary of Willie Neill, regarded by his admirers as southern Scotland’s finest poet since Rabbie Burns.  Two well-known...
“The Rhinns at my shoulder” – A Poetry Walk beyond Polmaddy – Sunday 4th Sept, 12.45pm

‘The Rhinns At My Shoulder’ – A Poetry Walk Beyond Polmaddy – Sunday 4th...

The Ken Words project seeks to explore how our landscape can inspire our writing and the next event this Saturday afternoon is a guided...
Sexing beavers and saving bears – life as an international wildlife vet - Wigtown Book festival

Sexing Beavers And Saving Bears – Life As An International Wildlife Vet – Wigtown...

Edinburgh-based Romain Pizzi to speak at Wigtown Book Festival Meet the man who helps rescue bears from a life of cruelty and pain ...