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Talk Wigtown Book Festival 2018 [Sunday]

Wigtown Book Festival 2018 [Sunday]


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 Sunday 23 September:

The Whithorn Trust Lecture
David Clarke: The Myth of Scotland's Dark Age
Scotland so often absent from studies of Britain and Europe in the early medieval period. David Clarke, sheds light on an age that is far less “dark” than was once assumed.


Tom Pow
Barefoot: The Collected Poems of Alastair Reid
For the first time, the poems of the late Alastair Reid have been collected in one place. Tom Pow, Reid’s friend and the editor of this new volume, talks about the life and work of a Galloway original


Alex Beard
Natural Born Learners
We are what we learn: education predicts future wealth, happiness and even longevity. Educational expert Alex Beard searched the globe for answers, his discoveries are likely to surprise you.


Aida Edemariam
The Wife’s Tale
Aged eight, Yetemengu was married to a clergyman. Her long life spanned Ethiopia’s most tumultuous years, encompassing Fascist occupation, Allied bombardment, Haile Selassie, famine, revolution and civil war.


Muriel Spark’s Women
From The Abbess of Crewe to The Girls of Slender Means, we celebrate the witty, ingenious, inspiring, vain and self-deluding heroines of one of Scotland’s greatest writers.

Event details

Sun 23 Sep 2018, Morning

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