Spring Weekend at Curly Tales

We’ve got some great events lined up at Curly Tales during the annual Wigtown Spring Weekend. At this small festival all the workshops, talks and readings are held in bookshop venues.

On Saturday 29th April at 11am you can meet Amanda Sunderland and the inspiration for her adorable character Wee McAsh – her miniature dachshund Ash. Amanda will be talking about the second adventure for the wee dug when he meets Pinchy McNip as he tries to help his pal Paisley Pug.

On Saturday afternoon at 2pm  you can enter the magical world of fairies with Perth based writer Pauline Tait. Pauline’s first book Fairy in the Kettle was so successful she’s now working on book two and will be sharing the story along with some fun activities. 

On Sunday at 11am storyteller Sandy McKnight will introduce the story of Wheedleneeps the Brownie. This is not a chocolate cake or a small girl but a mythical creature inspired by the traditional tale of Aiken Drum. Normally a kind and helpful creature Sandy’s dark tale tells of what happens when a brownie goes bad. 

In the afternoon at 2pm join Curly Tales own author and illustrator Shalla Gray to hear about her latest book – Jasmine’s Jumpers. Aimed at the under fives this picture book is still in the process of being illustrated but Shalla will share some of her drawings. Children are invited to wear their favourite jumpers to the event. 

On Monday we’re delighted to welcome Kirkcudbright based illustrator Ruthie Redden who will be leading two workshops to create personal journals. Using scraps and recycling fabrics you’ll leave Ruthie’s workshop with something personal to treasure. This event is priced at £5 with most materials provided. Numbers are limited so this event is ticketed. 

Tickets are available from the Wigtown Festival Company. 01988 403222 or email mail@wigtownbookfestival.com