Literature Ambassador #6: Outreach

This seems to be a quiet week for bookish events in the region, so I thought I’d broaden our horizons and show you this: which I heard about only because it was on the evening news today. That video features the first ever Colonsay Book Festival in 2012, the fifth was held last weekend, and […]

Literature Ambassador #3: Upcoming Events

Here follows a quick round-up of some of the upcoming  literary happenings in Dumfries and Galloway over the next week or so.* Playwrights@Theatre Royal 2 A rehearsed reading of five new short play scripts. Its a FREE event. No need to book just turn up. You’d be very welcome. Spread the word and let anyone […]

Literature Ambassador #2: a Festival & a Competition

Wigtown International Poetry Competition is now open for entries from anyone in the world, until Friday 26 May 2017. There are three categories: Main (£1500), Scottish Gaelic (£250), and Scots (£250). The Scottish Poetry Library will read all poems submitted for the Main Prize, and create a short leet for the judge. This alone makes […]

Literature Ambassador #1: General Introduction

Dumfries and Galloway is establishing itself as one of, if not The, primary Arts regions in Scotland. The last set of figures I was given (at the DGU conference last summer) show the arts bring £50,000,000 into the area each year. We have an astonishing amount of artistic activity going on, from major, international festivals […]