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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Book Festival hits Wigtown next Weekend

It's coming in on the wind to Wigtown this week - the Book Festival approaches. There are oodles of events on, but here is a bit of a flavour - check out the full programme for more details.

For the year of Natural Scotland, the book festival has (naturally) taken a Natural Wigtown theme - with events including Tim Dee (author of acclaimed The Running Sky) talking about his new book Four Fields telling the story of four fields in Montana, Zambia, Chernobyl and Cambridgeshire on the 30th September, and Rereading Nature: Walden by Henry David Thoreau, will be discussed by David Borthwick, Stuart Kelly and Ken Ilgunas on the 5th October.

For those still in a intrepid mood from yesterday's Nithraid in Dumfries - Jason Lewis will be talking about The Expedition, as the first man to circumnavigate the globe by human power alone over the course of 13 years on the 27th September.

With just less than a year until the independance referendum, Scotland 360 events will also be taking place throughout the festival including Lesley Riddoch's Blossom: A Journey Beyond Independence " offers a plain-speaking call to restore control to local communities and let a nation flourish."on Friday 4th October, and Andy Wightman, author of The Poor Had No Lawyers - Who Owns Scotland (And How they got it) is also on the bill for that day.

Also on the bill - Breakfast at Tiffany's is the Drive in Movie at Kirroughtree this year (sold out),and The Guyrope Gourmet's Cook School - campfire cuisine has gone gourmet, recipes will be talked through and the results eaten.

Spring Fling and Book Festival Artist-in-Residence Astrid Jaekel's studio will be based out of the County Buildings during the festival, and a meet the artist event is being held on the 28th. Discover the fundamentals of photography with the Camper Obscura will be by the County Buildings for the first weekend. The Archivist and Voices from the Phone Box, both projects from the EAFS festival will both be making appearances during the festival, so be sure to keep an eye open!

Tickets and more information can be found on the book festival website, the brochure (available locally or online here) or on the radios radio channel 87.7FM.

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