Big DoG Festival (Children) and Hooked (YA)

Big DoG - A Children's Book Festival for Dumfries
Friday 7 – Sunday 9 April 2017

 

Named after Nana, the big dog who looked after the children in Peter Pan, Big DoG is an exciting new family festival for Dumfries.

 

More than 20 of the nation's best children's writers will be taking part, including Mairi Hedderwick, Vivian French, Debi Gliori and Abi Elphinstone. There will also be film, music and theatre.  So please join us for a long weekend of barking fun and ruff magic. It’s the event where everybody has a tale.

 

Big DoG is devised and organised by Wigtown Festival Company.

 

With thanks to:

Our funders: The Robertson Trust, Creative Scotland, WM Mann Foundation; and Dumfries & Galloway Council
Our sponsors: GRAHAM Construction; The People's Project; Specsavers, Dumfries; University of Glasgow, Dumfries Campus; Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre; Theatre Royal; The Usual Place; and Upland.
Our media partner: Dumfries & Galloway! What's Going On?

 

Download PDF version of the programme here.

 

Book your tickets here.

 

 

Hooked – A Young Readers & Writers Day in Dumfries

Saturday 8 April 2017

 

Hooked is a new day-festival for young adults (13-25) who are passionate about literature and the arts. It is devised by Wigtown The Festival (WTF), Wigtown Festival Company's young adult team, and run in conjunction with The Stove Network. Join us to be inspired by some of Scotland's most talented writers, illustrators, spoken-word artists and musicians.  No previous experience necessary. All events are free but ticketed.  Ticket are available here.

 

With thanks to:

Our funders: Royal Bank of Scotland Skills & Opportunities Fund; Creative Scotland; The Holywood Trust

 

Download PDF version of the programme here.

 

Book your tickets here.

Friday 7th April 2017
Saturday 8th April 2017
Sunday 9th April 2017