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Talk Wigtown Book Festival 2018 [Saturday]

Wigtown Book Festival 2018 [Saturday]


For 2018, the festival marks the 20th year since Wigtown became Scotland’s National Book Town with their largest and most diverse progamme ever. Whether it’s your first time, or you’ve visited before, they’d love to celebrate with you.

Subtitled events of Saturday 22 September:

Finlay Wilson
Kilted Yoga: Yoga Laid Bare
“Apparently there is something about the recipe of beards, kilts, butts and the Scottish Highlands that just works,” says Finlay Wilson. Join him for some basic poses as he talks about his triumph over adversity.


Imogen Hermes Gowar
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock marks the arrival of a wonderful new voice. Set in 1780s London, it’s a rollicking tale about desire and ambition. Join us for a conversation ranging from mermaids and madams to the importance of optimism.


Suzanne O’Sullivan
Brainstorm: Detective Stories from the World of Neurology
In Brainstorm, Suzanne turns her attention to the oddity of our brains. From a man who sees cartoon characters running across the room, to a girl who turns into a ragdoll when she thinks of moving.


Miranda Kaufmann
Black Tudors
Think you know the Tudors? Think again. Shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize, Black Tudors uncovers extraordinary tales of free Africans living in Renaissance Britain.


Charlotte Higgins
Red Thread: On Mazes & Labyrinths
Charlotte Higgins explores our ancient fascination with mazes and labyrinths, looking on their significance in mythology, literature and life. The speaker is chief culture writer of the Guardian.

Event details

Sat 22 Sep 2018, 12:00pm

Live subtitling by Stagetext

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Venue details

Wigtown Book Festival
County Buildings
Main Hall

Phone: 01988 403 222 (Box Office)

Website: Wigtown Book Festival

The Arts Council
The Arts Council
The Arts Council