Events are free and last one hour unless otherwise stated (donations welcome)

FRIDAY 23 NOVEMBER

11.00 am
Hugh MacMillan | Beltie Books & Café
Hugh MacMillan is a poet whose work often focuses on the culture and history of his home region of Dumfries and Galloway. He has had six poetry collections published, as well as numerous booklets. At this event he will launch his latest collection “Conversation With Sheep”.

SATURDAY 24 NOVEMBER

10.00 am – 4.00 pm
The Winter Kist | County Buildings
Browse more than 20 stalls showcasing a selection of the best food, drink, art and crafts from across Galloway. Visit Santa for an early Christmas gift, and enjoy light refreshments in the Kist Tearoom.

11.30 am
Susi Briggs | Curly Tale Books
Join Gatehouse of Fleet story teller and singer Susi Briggs, especially good for weans, or those in touch with their inner wean.

2.00 pm
Sandy McKnight | Curly Tale Books
Poet and storyteller Sandy McKnight from the Rhins, entertains with children’s stories.

7.30 pm
Sandy McKnight | Beltie Books & Café
Sandy McKnight tells the gruesome tale of Sawney Bean, but in this version, one of them survives!

SUNDAY 25 NOVEMBER

10.00 am – 4.00 pm
The Winter Kist | County Buildings
Browse more than 20 stalls showcasing a selection of the best food, drink, art and crafts from across Galloway. Visit Santa for an early Christmas gift, and enjoy light refreshments in the Kist Tearoom.

12.00 noon
Nicola Black | Beltie Books & Café
Learn some Galloway folk songs, with Nicola Black. Nicola is a singer songwriter, who has played in bands, festivals, and recorded her own albums.

3.00 pm
Tales of Galloway Smugglers | Beltie Books & Café
Booktown Writers present Tales of Galloway Smugglers, the premier of a collaborative piece of writing.

7.30 pm
Ruaridh Souter and 3 Course Scottish dinner | Hillcrest House
A fabulous 3 course Scottish dinner for St Andrew’s Day, followed by historian Ruaridh Souter of the Whithorn Trust. Ruaridh will talk about medieval pilgrimage in relation to St Andrew. Tickets are £25. You must book & pay at Beltie Books or Curly Tale Books beforehand.
Or online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/beltie-books-cafe

Short Story Writing Competition

In no more than 2,000 words write your own version of the tale of Adam Forrester & Lucky Hare, in any genre and set in any period of time. The competition is open to everyone and the entry fee of £10 can be paid here:

www.ticketsource.co.uk/beltie-books-cafe

Please state your contact details on your entry. 1st prize will be half the collected entry money. Closing date for entries 31 January 2019 to: beltie@me.com