WINTER WORDS FESTIVAL
Pitlochry Festival Theatre
27 January – 5 FEBUARY 2012
If I was in the area, here’s who I would go and see ~
Does he wear that blue turtleneck a lot or is it just me? I think it must be a favorite or maybe it brings out his eyes … I don’t know. Anyways, I think he’s pretty great. I watched the entire series “A History of Scotland” and now own the book too. So, next thing is he has a new book and TV series out called “A History of Ancient Britain” and he will be having a chat about it at the Festival during “An Evening with Neil Oliver”.
A “Literary Lunch with Mairi Hedderwick” will be held where she will talk about her book “Shetland Rambles”. This talented author and illustrator will also be hosting a family event where she’ll read “Island Stories” about Katie Morag and her friends. Ms. Hedderwick amuses me with her stories of island life.
Mr. Tom Devine has been a personal favorite of mine through my reading of Scottish history. I would love to meet him in person. He’s going to be giving a talk on “To the Ends of the Earth: Scotland’s Global Diaspora”.
If you’re interested in politics, there will be “An Evening with Alistair Darling”, discussing his book “Back from the Brink” which describes his 1000 days as Chancellor. Dennis Canavan will also be there with his book “Let the People Decide”, covering his many years in politics.
Other authors include Ann Lindsay, Liz Lochhead, Sir Chris Bonington, Sue Lawrence and Janice Galloway.
There will be a book fair by Yeadon’s Booksellers and if you prefer second hand reading, Pitlochry Station Bookshop will have books for sale.
As an additional bonus, Atholl Palace Hotel is offering some special rates for those of you who may want to stay in the area.
For more information on the Winter Words Festival, here is the website.