14th - 23rd February 2014
Winter Words Festival celebrates it’s 10th Anniversary in 2014.
The Winter Words Festival started as a short weekend-long celebration of writers & their work, to inject a bit of sparkle into an otherwise quiet time of year. Since then it has grown into an increasingly popular fixture in the Highland Perthshire calendar that now runs for 10 days, and covers topics as diverse as photography & cookery, crime & travel, adventure & poetry. Recurring themes include Scotland’s History, its People and its Landscape and Traditions as well as Adventuring and Voyages of Discovery and The Natural World
Throughout each day and evening there are author event and talks, literary lunches, poetry readings, book signings, Q&A sessions and writing workshops on offer.
Over the years the festival have attracted a vast array of well kent faces: Michael Palin, Neil Oliver, Sir Chris Bonington, Alistair Darling, Julia Donaldson, Gyles Brandreth, Brian Blessed, Sally Magnusson, James Naughtie, Nicholas Crane, Brian Rix, Tony Robinson, Michael Portillo, Joss Ackland.
And a huge list of much loved writers and poets: Louis de Bernieres, Kate Mosse, Janice Galloway, Liz Lochhead, James Robertson, Stuart MacBride, Alasdair Gray, Christopher Brookmyre.
In 2014, we will be commemorating the start of WW1 with war poetry and stories from those years of horror. With both the Independence Referendum and 700 years since Bannockburn, you can expect some excitement. There will be plenty of History, especially Early Peoples, (watch out for tall blond men in horned helmets!) Adventures, Journeys and Sporting prowess – both past and current.
Winter Words takes place over two weekends in some of the most picturesque surroundings you could wish for. Especially stunning with the snow-capped hills all around, it guarantees a visit you will not forget!
Tickets will be on sale from early December. Make sure you are on our mailing list or visit www.PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com to stay in touch with the latest developments and news.