About Book Week

The aim of Kirkcudbright Book Week is to showcase and celebrate the developing literary scene in the town and surrounding area.

The annual event happens in the first week of March as the people of the area start to emerge from the dark days of Winter and includes World Book Day for young readers on the Thursday. The dates for Book Week 2022 are Monday February 28 to Saturday March 5.

Book Week features appearances by professional authors as well as affording community writing groups the chance to perform in front of audiences.

Events include talks, recitals and meet-the-author events as well as providing the opportunity to purchase books from the writers taking part.

The event includes appearances from  authors working in genres ranging from poetry, short stories, novels and non-fiction to children’s writing, crime fiction, travel writing and history.

Kirkcudbright Book Week is organised by Kirkcudbright Book Week Society, which is chaired by Chris Walker of The Selkirk Arms and is supported by a number of local organisations and venues and is a non-profit organisation.

Any income received goes towards covering costs and developing plans for future years.

All coronavirus restrictions in place at the time the event takes place will be observed.

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