Spotlight on . . . Wigtown Book Festival
- Year of Creative Scotland
- 19 September 2012
This article is from 2012.
The festival takes place in Scotland’s National Book Town every autumn
Not only is Wigtown Scotland’s National Book Town, it was also awarded a Creative Places Award for most creative small town as part of the Year of Creative Scotland 2012 - and Wigtown Book Festival takes its place as the jewel in the crown.
Inspired by the stars above us, this year’s festival, as Director Adrian Turpin explains, ‘celebrates the power of those unspoilt heavens and the countryside below: from stargazing suppers and fairy-tale walks, to the baroque fantasies of the Arabian Nights and the improbable dreams of the new breed of space explorers.’
Attracting some of the biggest names in literature and coupled with an eclectic atmosphere while maintaining the intimate vibe so well loved by literary audiences, the festival certainly possesses a unique character. Look out for the mysterious paper sculptures too!
Wigtown, 28 September–7 October.
Year of Creative Scotland is helping to spotlight, celebrate and promote Scotland’s cultural and creative strengths on a world stage. Find out all that this special year has to offer at www.visitscotland.com/creative.