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By Fiona Reid
Dumfries and West
Book week is back!

WIGTOWN isn’t the only location in the region that celebrates all things literature.

And Kirkcudbright Book Week will make a welcome return at the end of February after twice being cancelled due to the covid outbreak.

The annual event, which will take place between Monday February 27 and Saturday March 4, is designed to celebrate the developing literary scene in Kirkcudbright and the wider Dumfries and Galloway area and will feature both professional and aspiring authors.

There will be 15 events, include the screening of a film about local novelist S.R. Crockett, made by Cally Phillips of Galloway Raiders, plus appearances by crime writers Jackie Baldwin, Ian Robinson, Ann Bloxwich and John Dean, an evening of poetry and song with writers Hugh McMillan, Stuart Paterson, Clare Phillips and Nicola Black and a talk about his motorcycle guide by author J.G.Fergusson.

Other events include a performance by poet Chrys Salt, an examination of Scotland’s future in the light of the independence debate by author and academic Gerry Hassan, events for young writers as part of World Book Day, featuring children’s writers Greta Yorke and Alan McClure, and an evening with author Laurence Bristow-Smith with musical illustrations by Gordon Mursell and David Preston.

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