Literature Ambassador: News from Wigtown

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Spring has arrived in Wigtown!

We’ve got a busy springtime ahead with a variety of events taking place in the coming months. We’ve got interpretive dance for children, the Spring Book Weekend with the Association of Wigtown Booksellers, our ongoing fundraising through our online auction and the annual Writers’ Gathering. See what’s in store for springtime below. 

Adventures of Isabel

17 April | The Print Room | 3.30pm

A critically acclaimed, immersive dance theatre production for children aged 3-10 years. Sit with Isabel in her garden and join her on an epic journey through her imagination. Watch as she faces challenges, confronts her fears and learns about her emerging independence.Book Now

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WFC Fundraising Auction

Bidding closes 30 April

The annual WFC Dinner and Auction took place at the start of the month, but if you couldn’t make it don’t worry. You can still place bids on the online lots until the end of the month. Please place bids by email to claire@wigtownbookfestival.com.

Give Voice, Give Stories

4 May | The Print Room | 2pm

For the past five years, storytellers Jean Edmiston and Susie Howie have been working in care homes in Dumfries & Galloway. Join them to hear some favourite stories and experiences gathered through Wigtown Festival Company’s Give Voice project. Folklore, fairy tales, poems, songs and stories of place await.

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Legacy Letters: Leaving Behind What Matters Most

4 May | The Print Room | 5pm

Never mind the family china, pass on a legacy letter. Share your signature stories, wisdom, love and forgiveness with  future generations. This 90-minute workshop will provide a basic understanding and framework for writing legacy letters as well as the tools and support you need to get started.

Spring Kist

4-5 May | County Buildings | 10am -4pm

Local and national producers and artisans showcase the best of Scotland’s art, craft, food and drink with more than 25 unique stands to browse. The Spring Tearoom offers morning coffee, a light lunch or afternoon teas. 

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Writers’ Gathering D&G

11 May | The Print Room | 9.30am-4.30pm

The Writers’ Gathering D&G offers a networking and development event for writers of all skill levels and the chance to have one-on-one sessions with published authors where they can review pieces of your work.  

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Wigtown Festival Company principal funders

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Wigtown Festival Company
11 North Main Street
Wigtown
Dumfries & Galloway
DG8 9HN

Box office: 01988 403222
Administration: 01988 402036 

Hoping to get back to something like normal service this week, though the likelihood of a story tomorrow is pretty thin Writer Opps Wednesday looks healthy.


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