This Year’s Line-Up

Tickets available online from 16th June, 2016, at Ticketsource

See 2016 Programme here.

The 2016 Tarbert Book Festival is going to be better than ever. Here are just some of the attractions (in alphabetical order!):

Award winning crime novelist Christopher Brookmyre will be discussing his latest psychological thriller Black Widow.

Catherine Czerkawska‘s latest novel The Jewel tells the story of Jean Armour and her husband, Robert Burns: and asks Is this Scotland’s greatest love story?

Award winning novelist and short story writer Janice Galloway will be reading from a new book of short stories Jellyfish and talking to the audience.

Novelist, Editor and Creative Writing Tutor Anne Hamilton will offer a two hour creative writing session.

Jennifer Morag Henderson will be offering an insight into world of crime writer Josephine Tey. This was the pen-name of Elizabeth MacKintosh (1896- 1952)who was also successful novelist and playwright ‘Gordon Daviot’.

Historical crime writer Shirley Mckay  will read from her new collection of Hew Cullan short stories, 1588: A Calendar of Crime, and discuss how ancient folklore and patterns of belief are shaped into a killing for all seasons of the year.

‘Stref (Stephen White) and Fin Cramb will visit Tarbert Academy to talk about a new graphical adaptation of Peter Pan and Angela Proctor will talk to younger children about her Thumble Tumble books.

Sunday is local authors’ day, headlined by Marian Pallister, Fiona Malkin and Kilmartin archaeologist Roddy Regan. We will also be welcoming other local writers to an ‘open mic’ session, details to be published in the near future.