March - October 2022
This year the John O'Groats Book Festival is even more packed with great events and amazing authors. The Festival will run from March through to October with events taking part across the county.
Events will be updated regulalry so check back and see what is taking place.
Seaview Hotel, John O' Groats
Life's Too Short for Ironing Shirts
This book by Caithness’ own Donald MacDonald has been phenomenally successful. Come and enjoy Donald’s often hilarious life story.
Entry by donation
Lyth Arts Centre, Lyth
Neil M. Gunn in Words
Landscape inspired poetry and prose.
Lyth Arts Centre, Lyth
Landscape to Light
Taking inspiration from Neil Gunn’s description of landscape in his collection of essays of the same title. This musical for piano and string quartet with photographer/filmmaker, Minttu Maari Manytnen.
Book with Lyth Arts Centre here
Finn & Friends
Launch of a new John O’Groats book for young people featuring Finn and Friends stories and poems by Gail Brown, Charlotte Platt, Andrea Wotherspoon and Ian Leith.
Seaview Hotel, John O'Groats
11am & 2pm
Meet at The Brewery, John O'Groats
A Walk with Our Storytellers
Join us for a walk from the John O’Groats signpost to the John O’Groats Mill with stories along the way.
Booking essential - book here
Corporate Lodge, John O'Groats
For some 40 years I was an orchestral musician, playing the bassoon in the world of period performance. I have been able to amass a fair number of items relating to the far north of Scotland, an area that I have been visiting since our family discovered it in the 1960s. My parents retired to Talmine in the early 1980s. It is out of this love of the area, and also my interest in what I have collected, that has inspired me to write The Immeasurable Wilds: Travellers to the Far North of Scotland.
I write historical novels with a Highland flavour. My mother was born and bred on Skye. Although I was brought up in England I spent all my summer holidays with my grandparents on the island where I became immersed in the music, history and landscape of the island. My love of Skye has inspired my writing. I aim to combine storytelling with a strong sense of place.
28th - 30th October
Book Festival Weekend
A Book Festival Weekend with Margaret Bennett and Barbara Henderson with more authors to be confirmed.
View event poster here