Wigtown Book Festival online


Wigtown Book Festival online 2021

WIGTOWN, Scotland & ONLINE | Sept 22nd–Oct 4th

WIGTOWN REPLAY! Relive the Wigtown Book Festival 2021 – check out the replays of the online events (while they’re available)!

» Watch on the festival’s youtube channel

» Watch YA events on the dedicated Wigtown YA youtube channel

We’re delighted that our friends at the Wigtown Book Festival are able to bring audiences back to the festival in town – and excited that many events are also broadcast online so we from across the sea also can take part in the festivities!

Meet Val McDermid, Alexander Mcall Smith, Waheed Arian, Alistair Moffat, Nadifa Mohamed, Denise Mina and many more!

Find out more about the life of James Baldwin, sleeping beauties, the frontiers of knowledge, two Hitlers and a Marilyn, death by Shakespeare, lost art, how to love animals, Mary Churchill’s war, the traitor king, and a scurry of squirrels – just to name a few!

Not to mention the online events with YA/teen authors!

The online events are free, but we do encourage you to support the festival and its authors with a voluntary contribution, if you can.

Watch the online events live on the festival site, or live (and time-limited replays) at the festival youtube channel (YA-events on the YA youtube channel) – see links below.

Psst! On Thursday 30th September at 22.00 (Swedish time) you’ll be able to enjoy a concert with the fabulous The Bookshop Band, virtually live from a favourite bookshop of yours... Watch the concert replay on the band’s facebook page

Get your books from a local independent bookshop near you.

» Visit the festival website

» Visit the festival youtube channel 

» Visit the festival YA youtube channel

» Support the festival with a voluntary contribution

Wigtown is a traditional market town, set in the beautiful countryside of Dumfries & Galloway, south-west Scotland. It is also Scotland’s National Book Town, a designation that reflects its dozen or so secondhand bookshops and annual literary festival.

» Learn more about the festival and the town

» Where in the world is Wigtown...?