I’m in the throes of preparation for our imminent trip to America. Which means I spend hours frantically making lists; trying on various combinations of my clothing (it’s amazing what you can do with half-a-dozen shirts; three pairs of jeans; … Continue reading Tributary
Straight from my inbox to you, enjoy! 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 … Continue reading Literature Ambassador: News from Wigtown
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This is the week Scotland celebrates books: libraries across the country have all number of events for readers and writers alike. My local bookshop has two events on Thursday in the youth theatre which I hope to go to, they … Continue reading It’s Book Week Scotland!
Being scolded for gasping with joy at the sight of so many books rather put me off libraries as a child, which may well have been the old bat’s intention. It seemed she believed the edifying power of books teetered … Continue reading Libraries Week
With three hours till my first event I expected to get to Wigtown in plenty of time for a leisurely lunch and maybe even get in a little bookshop browsing before kick off; it is, after all, only seventy five … Continue reading Wigtown Odyssey
We are entering the last four days of the 20th Wigtown Book Festival – sniff – and I will finally get there tomorrow – hurrah! – I’ll let you know how I get on, it will include many bookshops and … Continue reading Festival Going
I’ve already said this, and I don’t think it can be said too often: the Wigtown Book Festival is twenty years old this year, and it’s set to be a tremendous event. The team have worked their little cottons right … Continue reading News from Wigtown: Two Weeks to Go!
The Wigtown Book Festival is 20 years old this year, and will run from 21-30 September 2018. There’s still time to book tickets! Continue reading News From Wigtown: 20 Years!
One of my favourite things in the whole world is Bookworm, a radio show hosted by the disarmingly deep reader Michael Silverblatt. I listen to it to learn about writing, and luxuriate in the conversation about what makes writing worth … Continue reading On Writing