An entertaining interview

It’s well worth checking out an entertaining and thought-provoking interview with author and academic Gerry Hassan ahead of his appearance at Kirkcudbright Book Week in the latest of our podcasts at In the interview, Gerry examines his love of writing and also refers to the talk he will deliver during Book Week, which willContinue reading “An entertaining interview”

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”

New title by Book Week author is published

A new book has been published, written by Laurence Bristow-Smith, who will be appearing at Kirkcudbright Book Week. Published in November 2022, Tribes into Nations takes a fresh look at the ethnic and cultural evolution of the British Isles and challenges the long tradition of Anglocentric history which saw the past through the prism ofContinue reading “New title by Book Week author is published”

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”

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”