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”

Examining both sides of the big debate

Thursday March 2 A talk on Scotland’s future and the independence debate by Gerry Hassan The Garret Hotel & Restaurant 116 High Street Kirkcudbright 11am £6 The independence debate is the defining issue of our times in Scotland with huge implications not just for the people who live here, but the rest of the UKContinue reading “Examining both sides of the big debate”

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”

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”

Podcasts add to Book Week build-up

Why not check out our excellent podcasts including Chris Walker, Gerry Hassan and John Dean looking forward to Book Week and one featuring John talking about crime fiction? There are more to come in the next few weeks. You can find them at