Faclan - Hebridean Book Festival tickets are now available online
This year, like everything else on earth, Faclan: The Hebridean Book Festival has had to be rethought, rescheduled, reworked. It will still declare a presence though, albeit mostly online.
And organisers have told the Gazette they’re delighted to announce that tickets for this year’s event are free and have now been launched!...
In recognition of lockdown, quarantine, self-isolation and with a nod to the odd choreography of the times, the theme is Strictly Local: Writers, speakers, subject matter.
Poets in Place, chaired by Ian Stephen, will showcase mentored writers; an event twinned with another featuring one the brightest stars in the contemporary poetry firmament Niall Campbell from Uist.
Catriona Murray, with her talk Strangely Familiar, will shine a torch into the dark corners of the supernatural in Lewis, while the glorious richness of place will be celebrated by Comunn Eachdraidh Nis in History with Heart and Soul. Seldom has anyone dug as deep into local history as Frank Rennie whose new Highland Book Prize-listed book The Changing Outer Hebrides puts Galson at its core.
Alex Boyd revisits The Isle of Rust aka Lewis & Harris and R M Murray’s debut Bleak: The Mundane Comedy is a dry take on life in a wet place.
It’s Faclan but not as we know it. Or maybe we do.
Faclan runs between November 19-21. Further information on individual events and tickets from: https://lanntair.com/creative-programme/faclan-2020/