Wigtown Book Festival announced line-up for second Writers’ Gathering.

Robert Twigger at last year's writers gathering
Robert Twigger at last year's writers gathering

After the success of the inaugural event in 2013, the second Wigtown Writers’ Gathering is expected to attract an even wider range of writing enthusiasts at all levels of their career and from various genre; from journalists to poets, fiction to non-fiction and all that is in-between.

Last year saw nearly 40 people gather to network, be inspired and get practical advice around writing and publishing.

Previous participants fed back that the event was very helpful, with comments such as:

“Thank you – I no longer feel alone!”

“A very well organised event and incredible value for money”

“Excellent day which passed far too quickly”

“Lovely day, interesting people, inspiring sessions”

In 2014 the event welcomes back Debbi Williams and Helen Bleck as experienced publishing experts. They are joined this year by Zoe Strachan, Cynthia Rogerson, Robert Twigger and Helena Nelson. This stimulating day will be filled to the brim with workshops, one to one sessions and seminars from these internationally renowned authors and writers.

Anne Barclay, Wigtown Book Festival Manager says:

“We are thrilled to announce this year’s line-up of industry professionals joining us for the Writers’ Gathering which takes place in the County Buildings from 9.30am-4.30pm on Friday 2nd May.  It offers a unique opportunity for writers to gain expert advice and meet with fellow writers from Dumfries and Galloway and beyond.  We look forward to welcoming you.”

Places are limited so book now at the Wigtown Festival Box office: 01988 403222 or online http://www.wigtownbookfestival.com/programme