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The Muses smiled on Colonsay Book Festival 2018, with a glorious weekend of sunshine, talks, readings, insights – and a literary pub quiz that outwitted many of our talented array of authors and visitors! A huge thank you to all who took part – authors, visitors and volunteers alike – it was a great weekend. Next year’s Book Festival will take place on the weekend of 27 & 28 April. Bookmark it in your diaries now, and we look forward to seeing you then!

2018 Authors basking in sunshine

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…..”

tickets
Full weekend pass for all 6 events. Individual Events. Tickets  available now
bookAbout the Authors: Author biogs for the 2018 festival line-up.
schedule
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