Winter Words Festival 2022

Welcome to the Winter Words Festival 2022 – a fantastic week-long celebration of all things literary.

We are thrilled to announce there will be an eighteenth Winter Words Festival for 2022.  Following the success of our virtual event in 2021, we have created a week-long programme complete with interviews,  Q & A’s and discussion all on our virtual auditorium stage and beamed straight into your home!

Our Programme

Winter Words is live and interactive again this year, and will bring together well-known, and well-loved authors, playwrights, poets, adventurers, broadcasters and TV personalities in one virtual place. And we are continuing our ALL ACCESS package – as a Winter Words Lover can join all 14 online events PLUS receive recordings of them all to watch at your leisure after the Festival, from 21 February to 7 March.

Craig Russell


Arusa Qureshi

Flip the Script: How Women Came to Rule Hip-Hop

Eilidh Muldoon

Live Illustration

James Crawford

Scotland from the Sky

Alexander McCall Smith

Love in the Time of Bertie and other novels

Amy Liptrott

What Are You Reading?

Denise Welch

The Unwelcome Visitor

Arifa Akbar

Consumed: A Sister's Story

Kathleen Jamie

Poetry at the Heart of our Culture

Denise Mina


Colin Liddell

The History of PFT

Kenny Boyle

The Tick and the Tock of the Crocodile Clock

Ewan Morrison

How to Survive Everything

Andrew Painting and Merryn Glover in Conversation - Inspired by Landscape - sponsored by the Highland Book Prize

Inspired by Landscapes