Tarbert, Argyll, is host to a number of popular Festival events and 2013 saw the Tarbert Book Festival become another annual fixture in the West Coast village’s calendar. Taking place in the autumn, this celebration of books and reading has seen a wide range of writers, mainly Scottish, coming to appear at this popular literary weekend. Fiction, non-fiction, crime, poetry and comic art have all featured in previous programmes.
In 2015, the Festival was launched with a children’s event in Tarbert Academy. The organisers are keen to promote reading from an early age and see school pupils’ participation in the Book Festival as something to be encouraged! Our collaboration with Tarbert Academy continues to allow us to co-host free events for pupils on the Friday of our festival weekend.
Our Saturday evening event, the Springbank Sessions, supported by Campbeltown’s most famous distillery, has seen a number of the finest crime writers grace the Tarbert Book Festival stage and is a particular favourite of our local audience.
We were also delighted to announce that renewables company Blue Energy would be our main sponsor for 2016/17.
Previous programmes have included:
David Goldie & Roderick Watson
Mark Douglas Home
Jennifer Morag Henderson
V L Heathcote
Edward Tyler, Julia Love Griffiths and Ann Thomas
This year’s Festival is scheduled for the weekend of 27th to 29th October 2017, with renewables company, Blue Energy, as our main sponsor for a second year.
The full programme will be announced in August and tickets will then become available to order online.