Visual arts is becoming a prevalentpart of the Wigtown Book Festival's programme, with plenty of events to please both adults and children alike. 



Spring Fling Artist-in-Residence


Our 2017 Upland residency, “Confluence”, explores links between Celtic and Arabian storytelling traditions. Storytellers Anne Errington from Scotland and Mehdi El Ghaly from Morocco, together with photographers Laura Hudson Mackay and Houssain Belabbes, will be out and about collecting and sharing tales. “Whenever there was a storyteller in the square in Marrakech you’d find me there,” Mehdi says. “And I as grew the passion for storytelling grew in me. So, I said to myself, ‘Why not become a storyteller?’ I want to share the art that changed my own life.”