If you didn’t make it to the Literary Cabaret 2017 on 23 November, or to watch the speakers again, here are the videos.
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Fiona Hyslop MSP, Scotland’s Culture Secretary opens the show.
“Words matter, writers matter…Scotland is a country of the word. You are guardians and nurturers of that word. You are creators of that word. Thank you.”
Francis Bickmore, Publishing Director of Canongate, on publishing:
“Novels are literally a crash-course in empathy…Books can not only make us care but they can also give us hope.”
Adrian Turpin, Artistic Director of Wigtown Book Festival on book festivals:
Pamela Tulloch, CEO of Scottish Library and Information Council on public and school libraries:
Award-winning poet William Letford on writers:
Best-selling author Louise Welsh on international perspective:Tags: #bookfestivals, #LibrariesMatter, #ThisIsIt2017, Adrian Turpin, Canongate Books, Fiona Hyslop MSP, Francis Bickmore, Louise Welsh, Pamela Tulloch, Publishing, Wigtown Book Festival, William Letford