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A century of Edwin Morgan 

The Edwin Morgan Centenary programme will launch on April 27, a tribute to Scotland’s much-loved, much-missed Makar in what would have been his 100th year.

Festival 2018 revisited

Take a trip down memory lane with an instalment of the RNIB’s ‘Read On’ podcast recorded live at Wigtown Book Festival 2018, featuring Robin Ince and Ann Cleeves.

The Future Library

Artist Katie Paterson's Future Library was inaugurated in 2014. One writer every year will contribute a work, with the writings held in trust, unread and unpublished, until 100 years has passed.

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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