Tarbert Book Festival
Bringing writers to Kintyre, supporting local writers, and creating a fantastic weekend festival for everyone.
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Tarbert Book Festival Writing Competition Open Category Sun 22 Jul 2018, 12:00PM
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Paul Murton (TBF 2017)

26th to 28th October 2018

Sponsored by Cour Wind Farm (Scotland) Ltd

Tarbert, Loch Fyne, is host to several popular Festival events and 2013 saw the Tarbert Book Festival become another annual fixture in the calendar of the picturesque, west coast village. Taking place in the late autumn, this celebration of books and reading has seen a wide range of writers, mainly Scottish, coming to appear at this popular literary weekend. Fiction, non-fiction, crime, poetry and comic art have all featured in previous programmes.

In 2015, the events for children and young people moved to Tarbert Academy. This collaboration allows us to co-host free events for pupils and fulfil one of the main aims of the inception of the festival, namely, a life-long love of reading in all its myriad formats.

The Saturday evening event, this year re-named the Stonefield Sessions, has seen some of the finest Scottish crime writers grace a TBF stage and is a particular favourite with the local audience.

In 2016, a further development was the introduction of a Writing Competition which is proving to be very popular with the prizegiving ceremony making the perfect start to the festival out-with the school.

For 2018 programme and tickets click here.

Tarbert Book Festival, Tarbert Loch Fyne, Argyll, Scotland