Wigtown Book Festival

date_range 27th September, 2024 - 6th October, 2024

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Fireworks at Wigtown Book Festival. A large crowd gathers in a field, illuminated by green, red, blue and gold fireworks., Wigtown Festival Company. Image credit: Colin Tennant
Wigtown Book Festival is a 10-day literary celebration, featuring author talks, music, theatre and family events.


The festival welcomes authors from across the UK and abroad, from debuts to bestsellers, to talk about their latest books and join lively panel discussions. A bagpipe procession and fireworks display kick off the festival each year, with live music, theatre and a Ceilidh taking place through the week. Visitors can enjoy talks on every subject, from history to politics, farming to philosophy, fiction, biography, nature and much more. Former guests include Joanna Lumley, Doddie Weir, Carol Ann Duffy, Jeremy Bowen, Reverend Richard Coles and Susan Calman.

The Book Festival reached its 25th year in 2023, welcoming Michael Morpurgo, Hamza Yassin, Judy Murray, Nicola Sturgeon and Kate Mosse, among many others, to celebrate its silver anniversary.

The Big Wig children’s programme offers storytelling and interactive author talks with some of the UK’s best-loved children’s authors, illustrators and storytellers. Former guests include Julia Donaldson, Mairi Hedderwick, Nick Sharratt and Cathy Cassidy.
https://www.wigtownbookfestival.com/
12:00 - Friday 27th September to 19:00 - Sunday 6th October
Fireworks at Wigtown Book Festival. A large crowd gathers in a field, illuminated by green, red, blue and gold fireworks., Wigtown Festival Company. Image credit: Colin Tennant
Taking place across Wigtown
directions
Address:
Number 11
Wigtown
DG8 9HN