The programme of illustrated talks covers a very wide variety of topics from living with dementia (Sally Magnusson’s reflections on caring for her late mother), the wives of 19th century polar explorers (Kari Herbert) and a history of the Vikings (Neil Oliver), to the challenges of a mountaineering career (Sir Chris Bonington), being a district nurse in the 1960s (Jane Yeadon) and our connection to the past through Caledonian pine forests (Clifton Bain).
Winter Words 2014 also includes a three day writing workshop, with Festival regular Zoe Venditozzi, aimed at aspiring authors and including discussions, editing, pitching to publishers and a one-to-one tutorial to examine the writer’s work in progress.
Eddie Small will be offering a workshop where you can learn how to write about your own family history (or someone else’s!) and you can even knit your own favourite bits of Scotland with Ruth Bailey and Jackie Holt!
An evening with broadcaster Lesley Riddoch is designed to incite discussion and debate on how things in Scotland need to change, whether independent or strongly devolved and there are five gourmet Literary lunches to whet your appetite, with topics embracing Beatrix Potter, Scottish fruit & vegetables and recent books by Kenneth Steven, Eddie Small and Alan Brown.
Ticket prices vary and you can book events on 01796-484626 or www.pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com