It’s the Spring Book Weekend from 4th to the 6th May 2018 here in Wigtown and there are a host of fab events going on in the town including music, storytelling, readings and lectures.
At Curly Tale Books we have three authors appearing over the weekend to talk about their books and tell other stories. On Saturday 5th May at 11am Susi Briggs and Ruthie Redden will be weaving together their talents as a storyteller and artist to create a little magic. Susi will be telling the story of Nip Nebs, her wonderful tale of Jack Frost in Scots but she’ll also be talking about other stories and there will be fun activities too.
On Saturday at 2pm poet Sandy McKnight will be telling the dark tale of Wheedleneeps. We had hoped to launch his book at this event but due to unforeseen delays the book isn’t quite ready. Wheedleneeps is a brownie who doesn’t care that his love of turnips gets the local animals into serious trouble with the farmer – until they decide to get their revenge!
On Sunday afternoon at 2pm debut author and illustrator Cherry Dashper will be revealing an important lesson that you need to know about dragons. Cherry will be reading from her charming new book and talking about how the story came about.
There’s also a lovely pixie trail to follow through the bookshops of the town. Pick up an entry sheet at Curly Tale Books and find the pixies, note down the Scots word their carrying and have a go at what it might mean. Hand the completed form in and you’ll be included in a free prize draw for a wonderful signed copy of Nip Nebs by Susi Briggs and Ruthie Redden.
All events are free.