BIG LIT 2020
16 - 19 April

The Programme for Big Lit 2020 will be available here in February/March. Check back for details of our 10th Anniversary season.

BIG LIT 2019 a ‘rip-roaring success’.
Over five bumper days BIG LIT: The Stewartry Book Festival hit Gatehouse of Fleet and Kirkcudbright with an explosion of all things literary - poetry, launches, prose, song, history, workshops, politics and cabaret, not to mention a children’s programme of puppetry, magical time travel, folk tale and madcappery entertaining around 350 young people.
‘BIG LIT’s brief is to bring together local talent - there’s a considerable amount of that - with writers and performers from the central belt and across the border. Thanks to generous funding from The Regional Arts Fund, The Holywood Trust and other organisations, local businesses and private donations we were able to attract some very starry folk to the Region.’ says Chrys Salt MBE, Artistic Director of The Festival, ‘it’s been an absolute blast!’ ‘The best BIG LIT yet!’ said one enthusiastic punter.