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This year's festival will be completely online with live subtitled events between 24 Sep - 4 Oct 2020

All events are free and available to watch here on their website. See the live subtitled events below.


Rosemary Goring - The Magnusson Lecture: The Afterlife of Mary Queen of Scots
Sun 4 Oct 2020, 3:30pm
In this year’s lecture, historian and novelist Rosemary Goring takes a fresh look at the life of Scotand’s most famous monarch and how it has been interpreted through the ages. 
Colum McCann: Apeirogon
Sun 4 Oct 2020, 5:30pm
Rami Elhanan and Bassam Aramin live near one another – yet they exist worlds apart. Rami is Israeli. Bassam is Palestinian. Both men have lost their daughters.

Wigtown Poetry Prize
Sun 4 Oct 2020, 7:30pm
Join us for a digital prize giving as we announce the winners of this year's Wigtown Poetry Prize. The evening will include readings from the prize winners as well as presentations from each of our judges.

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