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The Colonsay Book Festival is delighted to announce the line-up for its 2018 Festival. The award-winning writers and authors appearing at this “wee gem of a festival on a jewel of an island” on 28 and 29 April next year are confirmed as: Bella Bathurst, Ann Cleeves, Janice Galloway, John Glenday, A L Kennedy and Malachy Tallack. Further programme details will be released in late January, but tickets for what promises to be an engaging and thought-provoking weekend go on sale as from today.

The people of Colonsay, like many communities large and small, have always shared a love of books and literature, joining in book groups and participating in fringe poetry sessions at the music festival. At a community meeting in June 2011, the idea of a book festival for the island was tentatively mooted, and ten months later, at the end of April 2012, we were welcoming our first six authors and an eager audience.

Alexander McCall Smith: “This was a wonderful start to a literary festival that I am sure will become one of the most enjoyable festivals on offer. Everything worked so well and the atmosphere was extraordinarily friendly.”

Liz Lochhead: “To say this is a BRILLIANT festival – simply the best – is not to say too much…..”

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Full weekend pass for all 6 events. Individual Events. Tickets  available now
bookAbout the Authors: Author biogs for the 2018 festival line-up.
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Festival Programme: An action packed weekend of literature in the Hebrides. Does it get any better?
Weekend pass for all 6 events. Individual Events. Tickets available now.
About the Authors: 2018 festival line-up author biogs.
Festival Programme: An action packed weekend of literature in the Hebrides. Does it get any better?


With grateful thanks to our kind sponsors:

Caledonian MacBrayne
Marine Harvest