Where Words Are Brought To Life
New and well-loved authors alike will grace the Wigtown Book Festival
IF you’re looking for a festival with soul, you can’t beat the Wigtown Book Festival. The yearly event has run since 1999 in the spectacular countryside of Dumfries and Galloway and celebrates the town’s unique literary heritage. Officially named Scotland’s national book town, Wigtown has 14 book shops, including Shaun Bythell’s second-hand establishment, the largest in the country.
The festival, which starts September 21 and runs for 10 days, will see both new and established authors attending, from debut author Imogen Hermes Gowar, to celebrated Shetland author Ann Cleeves, to kilted yogi-turned-writer Finlay Wilson.
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