News from Wigtown: A Gathering

Now in its fourth year, the Writers’ Gathering is an inspiring day of events aimed at writers in Dumfries & Galloway and beyond. Taking place on Saturday 19 May 2018 in Wigtown, it will be led by some of the liveliest figures in Scotland’s literary scene. This year’s keynote talk will be given by Lynsey Rogers of Scottish Book Trust, looking at opportunities for writers to develop their craft and promote their work across the nation. Lynsey will be joined by Jo Dingley, commissioning editor at Canongate Books; writer, former literary publicist and Harper Collins publisher Laura Waddell; and crime writer and freelance editor Russell D Maclean. Together they will be delivering a variety of workshops and one-to-one sessions. There will also be a chance to network and to talk to Wigtown Festival Company staff about year-round opportunities for writers within the region, including the forthcoming Galloway Writers Room project.
The Writers’ Gathering costs just £20 but is free for under-25s. You can also make group bookings which give entry for 6-10 people at £100 – perfect for creative writing groups. 
Tickets are limited. To book yours, click here. A full programme will appear shortly. We hope to see you there.

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