How to take part in our digital book festival

WBF 2020 Online

2 September 2020

How can I watch events?
You can find most events in the adult and YA programmes on YouTube or via our homepage, www.wigtownbookfestival.com. Children’s events will be on the Big Wig and Big Dog Facebook pages.

Do I need to sign up?
No. You can go to our website or our Facebook and YouTube channels and watch any event without registering. However, it’s still worth signing up as you will be sent a link to the event and a reminder 30 minutes beforehand.

Can I ask questions?
Yes, you can ask questions however you choose to watch using the chat facility, or via Twitter.

Do I have to watch live?
We understand that it’s not always convenient to watch an event live. Most sessions will be available to watch for at least two weeks after the event. The WBF podcast can be downloaded at any time.

Can I buy the speakers’ books?
Yes, books by all the authors speaking are available from the festival bookshop online. In some cases we can offer signed - or even personalised - book plates. Buying books from our independent bookshop directly benefits the festival as well as the authors taking part.

Are events free?
All the online events are free to watch (apart from the Bladnoch whisky tasting) , although we do ask that you donate whatever you feel able to pay (we suggest £5 per “ticket”). Authors earn an important part of their living from events and your contribution helps ensure that we can pay them a fair fee for appearing.

How can I donate?
Your donations will help the festival survive and thrive. You can donate HERE.

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