This year we’re having a party - and you’re invited. For 2018, the festival marks the 20th year since Wigtown became Scotland’s National Book Town with our largest and most diverse progamme ever. Whether it’s your first time, or you’ve visited before, we’d love to celebrate with you in the autumn.

Festival Extras

In addition to the main programme of events, the Festival hosts exhibitions and happenings in Wigtown and the surrounding area - with a particular focus on the visual arts. As ever, we will also host a series of special events and happenings.

Keep an eye on the website for details.

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Find us in Wigtown, Scotland’s National Book Town

Designated Scotland's National Book Town in 1998 - by an international panel - Wigtown is home to a community of booksellers and literary events

More than just a festival: what we do

Since the first Wigtown Book Festival in 1999, we have expanded to become an energetic arts organisation working through the year to deliver a programme of literature development activities in the Dumfries & Galloway region of south-west Scotland.

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