The Dumfries and Galloway town of Kirkcudbright is gearing up for the long-awaited return of Kirkcudbright Book Week 2023, which was twice cancelled due to the covid outbreak.
The week, which will take place between Monday February 27 and Saturday March 4, is designed to celebrate the developing literary scene in Kirkcudbright and the wider Dumfries and Galloway area and will feature both professional and aspiring authors.
The sixteen events to be staged at venues in Kirkcudbright will include poetry and prose performances by more than twenty writers as well as film, song and music.
Kirkcudbright Book Week has been organised by Kirkcudbright Book Week Society, which is supported by a number of organisations, sponsors and venues, many of which are featured in the programme.
The inaugural week took place in early 2020 just before covid became an issue but the effect of the virus meant that book weeks in 2021 and 2022 had to be cancelled.
Book Week Society Chair Chris Walker, from the Selkirk Arms, said: “Kirkcudbright book week is shaping up well with good interest and ticket sales. Hopefully, it’s going to bring a good number of visitors and locals out to enjoy the thriving literary scene in Dumfries & Galloway.”