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A WRITE HIGHLAND HOOLIE – 2023 – November 10th-12th 2023
We are delighted to announce that this year our Write Highland Hoolie will take place over the weekend of November 10th-12th. We will be back better than ever, when in the first of two outstanding musical events, the festival will open on Friday evening with Duncan Chisholm, Hamish Napier and poet Jim Mackintosh, and their brilliant celebration of the Life and Work of George Mackay Brown – Beyond the Swelkie. On Saturday night, we have two more of Scotland’s finest traditional musicians in concert before dinner, Ross Ainslie and Tim Edey - more details and full list of authors to follow.
This year’s Deirdre Roberts Poetry Competition has now gone live – the prize will be an engraved quaich, £250 cash, and £250 book tokens to spend in the Highland Bookshop Fort William. This year’s judge is the witty and brilliant Hugh McMillan from South-west Scotland who was recently invited to recite some of his work at No 10 Downing Street.
We are excited that our programme is now out, and hotel bookings have been open since 30th April, though rooms are selling fast. There is no doubt it will be another full and exciting weekend celebration, of great books, music and food all in the comfort of the West Highland Hotel. Once again book sales will be with the independent Highland Bookshop of Fort William. Tickets for events will be on sale any day now - so watch this space. Thank you for your support.
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