Wigtown Book Festival 2022 | Programme

For 10 days each autumn, a small town in the south-west of Scotland becomes the cultural heart of the nation. With more than 200 events for adults and children, Wigtown Book Festival has a story for everyone. What will yours be?

Encounter bestselling authors including Robert Harris, Lisa Jewell, Jeremy Bowen and “Red Shepherdess” Hannah Jackson. Explore a world of fresh ideas from some of the country's leading writers and thinkers. Soak up the atmosphere of Scotland’s National Book Town at festival time, browsing its many bookshops and antiques dealers. Then while away the evening with outdoor cinema, star gazing, dancing or whisky tasting. Or wind down gently with a cup of cocoa at our nightly Book at Bedtime.

View information on our Friend of the Festival Scheme discounts here and view our Family Day Passes here.