We are thrilled to announce there WILL be a seventeenth Winter Words Festival for 2021.

Winter Words may be a little different this year – a smaller series of digital events – but it is live and interactive, and still brings together well-known, and -loved authors, playwrights, poets, adventurers, broadcasters and TV Personalities in one virtual place.

And this year over a full week, 8-14 February – complete with live Q&As!

NEW for 2021 your ALL ACCESS Package.

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NEW! Winter Words ALL ACCESS Package & Multi-Buy Discounts

The more events you join, the more you save! Join all 12 online events to save £50, PLUS for ALL ACCESS, receive recordings of them all too.

David Greig & Elizabeth Newman - In Conversation

8 Feb 7pm: All things Scottish Theatre ,and their new virtual theatre venture, Sound Stage.

Shobna Gulati - Remember Me?: Discovering My Mother as She Lost Her Memory

9 Feb 7.30pm: A memoir about caring for a parent with dementia and the memories that resurface in the process.

Colin and Alan McCredie - In Conversation

10 Feb 1pm: Talking about their careers and lives in the arts, as well as their love of football.

Morgan Lloyd Malcolm - In Conversation

11 Feb 6pm: Olivier Award-winning playwright and screenwriter talks to Elizabeth Newman.

Mark Haddon - Literature and Theatre

12 Feb 7.30pm: Multi-award-winning novelist and author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Kirstin Innes - Scabby Queen

13 Feb 2pm: Talking about her latest book, Scabby Queen, as well as her love of performance.

Liz Lochhead - In Conversation

13 Feb 3.30pm: In conversation with Elizabeth Newman and reciting her poetry.

Neil Oliver - Wisdom of the Ancients

13 Feb 7pm: Talking on ideas buried in forgotten cultures and early civilizations in his latest book.

Denise Mina - The Less Dead

13 Feb 8.30pm: Scottish crime-writer and playwright Denise in conversation with Amy Liptrott

Colin Liddell - Pitlochry Festival Theatre at 70

14 Feb 2pm: Helping to celebrate our 70th anniversary in 2021.

Dallas Campbell - Ad Astra: An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet

14 Feb 3.30pm: Leading British television presenter and actor, Dallas discusses his book on human spaceflight.

HIGHLAND BOOK PRIZE: Malachy Tallack, Kapka Kassabova and David Gange

14 Feb 5pm: A panel event, sponsored by the Highland Book Prize with a trio of writers, listed or having won the Prize.