Following the great success of the literary tent at Loopallu last year we were delighted to be asked back to do another Literally Literary at this year’s Loopallu (25 -26 September).

Appearing will be Louise Welsh, UBF’s honorary president, who has recently been appointed Professor of Creative Writing at Glasgow University.  Since her debut novel, The Cutting Room (2002), her books have achieved world-wide acclaim, being translated into some twenty languages; Zoe Strachan whose novels have been shortlisted for several awards including the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards and the Green Carnation Prize. Zoë teaches Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow; author, playwright and performer Alan Bissett As well reading from one of his novels he will also perform an excerpt from his critically acclaimed ‘one woman’ show The Moira Monologues, a series of stories from Falkirk’s hardest woman Moira Bell; Kirstin Innes whose debut novel Fishnet is in the final of this year’s Guardian’s Not The Booker; Lewis Gordon whowill read from and talk about his debut novel Sheep and Goats with Loopallu favourite and BBC music presenter Vic Galloway. Lewis is a musician - he is the bass player with Deacon Blue and has previously appeared at Loopallu with a couple of other bands; author Kevin MacNeil and singer/songwriter Willie Campbell whohave been working on a collaborative project which they will perform at Literally Literary. Kevin will also read from his next novel The Brilliant and Forever due out next spring, and Willie will lead a song writing workshop.

At other times the Literally Literary tent will be open for people to go and take a few minutes quiet time with a book. There will be chairs, cushions - and piles of books there for dipping in to - and to take away and finish once Loopallu is over!

Ullapool Book Festival gratefully acknowledges financial support for this project from Creative Scotland.

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