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A Write Highland Hoolie 2022
A Write Highland Hoolie 2022

Fri, 11 Nov



A Write Highland Hoolie 2022

Welcome to A Write Highland Hoolie 2022

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Time & Location

11 Nov 2022, 17:00 – 13 Nov 2022, 17:00

Mallaig, Davies Brae, Mallaig PH41 4QZ, UK

About the Event

A Write Highland Hoolie is Mallaig's Book Festival based in Mallaig at the end of the Road to the Isles. Date Friday November 11th - Sunday 13th 2022.  This our seventh year of holding a Book Festival in Mallaig. It takes place at the West Highland Hotel, Mallaig, from late afternoon on Friday November 11th - late afternoon Sunday November 13th. We are once again providing a packed programme of well-known authors, as well as the extraordinary diverse musical talents, children's events and competition results and this year an adult poetry competition.


  • Fri 5.30pm Jackie Kay

    Friday 5.30pm - A Creative Celebration- Jackie Kay with Musicians Ross Ainslie and Tim Edey (And a wee dram). In this brilliant blend of poetry, music and chat, three of Scotland’s greatest creative talents come together as never before. Prepare for an epic event. After Dinner we will have music from Ross and Tim in the Bar (This ticket allows entry to after dinner music)

  • Sat 9.30am Emma Grae

    Saturday 9.30am - Be Guid to yer Mammy & The Tongue she Speaks Emma, discusses her two fabulous novels portraying lives and situations as well as probably people we will all be able to relate to from our own lives. Her work reveals an acute understanding of the fault lines in a dysfunctional family. Life affirming, brave and full of passion and humour, her love for the Scots language is an integral facet of this exciting young author’s work.

  • Sat 11am Lin Anderson

    11am - The Party House Best known as the brilliant creator of the forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod series of crime thriller novels, and for her part in founding the annual 'Bloody Scotland' crime writing festival, Lin’s latest atmospheric novel is the stand-alone thriller, The Party House appropriately set in the Highlands.

  • Sat 1.15pm Romain Pizzi

    1.15pm - Exotic Vetting The world’s wildest and most innovative wildlife vet has operated on every species imaginable from giraffes and snakes to tigers with toothache, and minute rare frogs as well as walruses with suicidal tendencies. Here he tells us just what it feels like to be carrying out operations on patients that could wake up and eat him at any moment.

  • Sat 2.45pm - Ambrose Parry

    2.45pm - A Foray with Ambrose Parry Chris Brookmyre & Marisa Haetzman -The astonishingly prolific husband and wife team, Chris & Marisa chat about their work together creating the popular Ambrose Parry series – their latest book, A Corruption of Blood, investigates more gruesome goings on in Victorian Edinburgh in a thoroughly entertaining plot full of evil twists and turns.

  • Sat 4.15pm Polly Pullar

    4.15pm - The Horizontal Oak In her memoir Polly invites us into a life defined by a passion for wildlife, and wild places, a life shaped by the addictions and loss of loved ones, yet full of compassion for the complexities of what it means to be human. This often humorous memoir, is a treasure of insight, empathy and vulnerability, punctuated with glorious people, animals and places that will stay with you for a long time.

  • Sat 5.45pm Graeme Hawley

    5.45pm - The Joy of Shapes Followed by Tearlach McFarlane – Celebration event- The Year of Stories – The S.S. Politician. After dinner music will be in the West Bar with Ingrid Henderson and Iain MacFarlane (This ticket allows entry to after dinner music)

  • Sun 10 am John Goodlad

    10am - The Salt Roads – How fish Made a Culture This is the extraordinary story of Shetland’s most enduring export. It ranges from the wild waters of the North Atlantic and the remote ice filled fjords of west Greenland to the Basque country, from the fishing grounds of Iceland to the Jewish shtetls of Poland and from the mountains of Faroe to the flat coastline of the Netherlands.

  • Sun 11.30 Hannah Jackson

    11.30am - Call me Red Sunday times best seller Hannah, tells her extraordinary inspirational story of how she became a revered hill shepherdess, CountryFile presenter and ambassador for the young farming community, despite her urban background.

  • 2pm - Hugh McMillan

    Galloway poet Hugh presents a poetry prize and delights us with some of his own work. The entry to this event is a donation to Mallaig primary school and includes a delicious slap-up afternoon tea courtesy of the Mallaig Parent Council




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