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Extra event added to programme – a tale of extraordinary events in Galloway

Thursday March 2 Talk by Stuart Campbell, author of the recently-published novel The Woman Clothed With The Sun Selkirk Arms High Street 2pm £5 Stuart Campbell has previously written for the BBC, the Guardian, The Big Issue and Scottish Book Collector. He is the editor of RLS in Love, an anthology of Robert Louis Stevenson’sContinue reading “Extra event added to programme – a tale of extraordinary events in Galloway”

It’s back! Programme announced for long-awaited return of Kirkcudbright Book Week

The programme has been announced for Kirkcudbright Book Week 2023, which is making a welcome return after twice being cancelled due to the covid outbreak. The week, which will take place between Monday February 27 and Saturday March 4, 2023, is designed to celebrate the developing literary scene in Kirkcudbright and the wider Dumfries andContinue reading It’s back! Programme announced for long-awaited return of Kirkcudbright Book Week

A musical celebration

Saturday March 4 An Evening With Laurence Bristow-Smith with musical illustrations by Gordon Mursell and David Preston Broughton House, 12 High St  7pm £6   Laurence Bristow-Smith spent twenty-six years as a diplomat serving in Taiwan, China, eastern Europe, the Balkans, Norway and Italy but one of the most important events in his life wasContinue reading “A musical celebration”

Celebrating a fine poet

Friday March 3 The Leaves of the Years with Hugh McMillan and Stuart  Paterson and invited guest readers Kirkcudbright Dark Space Planetarium The Johnston, St Mary Street 7pm £5 Join Hugh McMillan and Stuart Paterson and invited guest readers in an evening celebrating the life and work of Galloway’s greatest modern poet, William Neill. AContinue reading “Celebrating a fine poet”

A salutary tale

Friday March 3 Talk by John Nelson, author of On the Trail of a Broken Shoe Selkirk Arms High Street 2pm £3 The book is based on the true story of the last man hanged in Scotland for horse-stealing.  As part of John’s research, he rode a Clydesdale into the Highlands in 2011 following inContinue reading “A salutary tale”

Magazine celebration

Friday March 3 Feast Cafe 32 St Cuthbert Street 2pm Southlight 32 is the latest edition of the region’s illustrated literary magazine and this free event is a chance to meet the editors, listen to some brief readings and connect with other writers. The magazine will be on sale at £5. How to acquire your ticketsContinue reading “Magazine celebration”

Events for young readers

Thursday March 2 World  Book Day – events for young readers Talk by Ayrshire-based children’s writer Greta Yorke Kirkcudbright Library  Daar Road Free event 11am Greta is the author of books including Witch Hitch, which won  the under 7s category in the Scottish Association of Writers’ Competition in 2010 and was published in 2015, featuringContinue reading “Events for young readers”

All in a day’s work

Thursday March 2 All In a Day’s Work, readings from a book based on the creative response of a group of writers to artifacts held in the Devil’s Porridge Museum, which commemorates the lives and work of the many people who laboured at HM Gretna to provide munitions for World War One. The Kirkcudbright Galleries, StContinue reading “All in a day’s work”

A thought provoking evening

Wednesday March 1 Selkirk Arms Supper Club: with Chrys Salt Selkirk Arms High Street 6.30pm . Cost £25 Two course supper followed by  Home Front/Front Line. On the 20th Anniversary of the invasion of Iraq Chrys Salt records a dialogue in letters, images, music, film and poems between herself, a pacifist mother, and her younger son who,Continue reading “A thought provoking evening”

A motorcycling celebration

Wednesday March 1 Confessions of a Novice Motorcycle Guide Book Writer with J.G.Fergusson  Selkirk Arms High Street 2pm £5 J.G. Fergusson is a former BBC Scotland journalist/producer and author of several walking guides for the ‘Pocket Mountain’ series. Born in the Rhins of Galloway, and now living in Moffat, he has been riding motorbikes sinceContinue reading “A motorcycling celebration”

Where rivers meet

Tuesday February 28 Where Rivers Meet Join Hugh McMillan, Stuart Paterson, Clare Phillips and Nicola Black in an evening of poetry and song from four of the finest writers in contemporary Dumfries and Galloway. Station House Cookery School 56-58, St. Mary Street 7pm Tickets £8 How to acquire your tickets Tickets for both paid-for andContinue reading “Where rivers meet”

Talking of crime

Tuesday February 28 Free on-line event Talking Of Crime…2pm A  Zoom event featuring crime writers from around Scotland, talking about their work. Writers taking part are all members of the Crime Writers’ Association’s Scottish Chapter and include Allan Martin. To register for the Zoom session, please contact John Dean at deangriss@btinternet.com

A meeting of minds

Tuesday February 28 A Meeting of Minds with The Gallery Writers, Stewartry Writers and Kirkcudbright Poetry Group The Kirkcudbright Galleries St Mary Street 11am Free event Members of the three Kirkcudbright-based writing groups perform together for the first time, presenting a mixture of prose and poetry. How to acquire your tickets Tickets for both paid-forContinue reading “A meeting of minds”

A walk on the dark side

Monday February 27 Walk on the Dark Side – crime fiction event Broughton House, 12 High St. 7. 30pm £7 Spend an evening with crime writers Jackie Baldwin, Ian Robinson, Ann Bloxwich and John Dean as they explore the art of crime writing, illustrated through examples from their crime novels. Having spent twenty-seven years inContinue reading “A walk on the dark side”

Celebrating one of our own

Monday February 27 Screening of ‘S.R.Crockett: The Kirkcudbright Connection’ (20 minutes) followed by virtual chat/ Q&A with Cally Phillips of Galloway Raiders. The Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street 11am £5 S.R.Crockett (1859-1914) is the most famous and prolific novelist of Galloway. His stories range across the region, but his Kirkcudbright connection is little known. The shortContinue reading “Celebrating one of our own”

The big day approaches!

There’s lots of work being done behind the scenes by our excellent volunteers to prepare for Tuesday November 1 when details of the eagerly-anticipated Kirkcudbright Book Week 2023 programme will be announced. The week, which will take place between Monday February 27 and Saturday March 4, 2023, is designed to celebrate the developing literary sceneContinue reading “The big day approaches!”


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