Wild Words! Festival of Reading 2023
The Library of Innerpeffray has been championing reading since 1680, and in 2023 will be celebrating the joy of the written word at our third Festival of Reading from the 7th-10th September. The Library’s founder wanted his books to be kept ‘for the benefit of all’ when he created Scotland’s first free lending library here. Our theme this year is “Wild Words” and will feature dramatic tales of Jacobite uprisings, writing inspired by the wild nature of Scotland, celebrations of poetry both local and national and even a chance for adults and children alike to let their imaginations run wild in our creative workshops.
We are delighted to bring you a variety of talks, workshops and special events. Click on each event in the table below for a full description. Booking here.
|Thu 7th Sept, 7pm||Heroic Strife Famed Afar with Crieff Drama Group|
|Fri 8th Sept, 2pm||The Art of the Book: Printing from Nature Workshop|
|Fri 8th Sept, 7pm||Wild Words, Read Aloud – Poetry, Stories & Music, Jim Mackintosh & Friends|
|Sat 9th Sept, 11am||Hatch a Plan with Hamish the Highland Cow – Children’s Workshop with Natalie Russell|
|Sat 9th Sept, 2pm||The Hidden Fires – Merryn Glover|
|Sat 9th Sept, 3.30pm||In search of Scotland’s Wild Secrets – Keith Broomfield|
|Sun 10th Sept, 2pm||Finding Inspiration – Fiona Valpy in Conversation|
|Sun 10th Sept, 3.30pm||Pop-up Poetry by the River – Poems inspired by Wild Words with Jennie Turnbull|