Episode 1: our new podcast

Adrian Turpin, Lee Randall, Sasha de Buyl

28 April 2020

Welcome to the Wigtown Book Festival Podcast

From the team behind Wigtown Book Festival, our new books podcast will look at the world of books from the distinctive perspective of Scotland’s National Book Town and the people who love it.

Discussion, interviews and, above all else, the distinctive flavour of a small town, in the middle of rural Scotland with more than a dozen bookshops and a passion for reading. Presented by long-time festival chairperson Peggy Hughes.

This week, we look at Literary festivals in lockdown.

How are events adapting to the new digital landscape? Critic, chair and programmer at Aberdeen’s Granite Noir, Lee Randall, shares her thoughts on how we are adapting to the new digital landscape with Wigtown artistic director Adrian Turpin.

We also chat to Sasha de Buyl of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature, fresh from their very successful digital festival over the weekend. Check out their archive of events: www.cuirt.ie.

Find out more about Wigtown Book Festival and our own programme of online events at www.wigtownbookfestival.com.

Incidental music by Ragland.