It's only a little over a week until Scottish Book Week when there are many FREE literary riches for the folk of Dumfries and Galloway - the ones I'm involved with are :
25th - 'Skylines' launch of Powfoot Writers' illustrated anthology at at the Powfoot Golf Hotel - FREE
26th - 'CW10' launch of Crichton Writers 10th anniversary anthology at Georgetown Library,Dumfries FREE
27th - 'Southlight 14' reading in Moffat Town Hall. FREE
28th/ 29th - POP-UP Bookshop at The Stove in Dumfries - published local writers offering their books for sale, punctuated by salon sessions and brief readings. Great opportunity to buy stocking fillers. FREE.
Do hope to see friends at many of these but see the local paper for lots more. Dumfries and Galloway has a throughly flourishing literary culture, growing all the time.
Writing is the most accessible art, you just need a pencil and a notepad. Be part of it.
Other events in Lockerbie, Stranraer, Newton Stewart and Kirkcudbright are all listed on the Scottish Book week website here