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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 plan to have our programme out earlier this year, and hotel bookings will be open from 30th April. 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, and we hope to have our event tickets on sale by June 1st, so you can make your plans well ahead.