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The first Ullapool Book Festival was held in May 2005. It was founded by a group of literary enthusiasts in Ullapool Entertainments, the local voluntary arts organisation founded in 1982. The aim is to run an annual book festival the purpose of which is to promote and encourage the study, appreciation and knowledge of literature in Ullapool and the surrounding district.

We include work written in Gaelic and Scots. We have a strong Gaelic element bearing in mind our heritage and the fact that there are many Gaelic learners in the area as well as native speakers. Literature has a significant place in Highland culture and life. The book festival is not just a showcase for Highland writers but also for writers from other parts of Scotland, and indeed the world, to come and create an inspirational atmosphere.

It gives an opportunity for local people and visitors alike to hear the best the world of literature has to offer. Ullapool Book Festival is run by a committee of volunteers. They are: office-bearers - Joan Michael (chairman); Liz Beer (secretary); Effie Mackenzie (treasurer) committee members: Chrissy Boyd, Sheila Didcock, Audrey Maclennan, Catriona Martin, Kathy Ross. The UBF honorary president is Chris Dolan.

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Ullapool Book Festival
33 Seaforth Road,
Ullapool,
IV26 2UY

info@ullapoolbookfestival.co.uk

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We are winding down now three weeks after the end of UBF 2019 - just paperwork for funders to finish...
The winner of the pair of weekend tickets has been notified and needless to say, there was great delight. 
Thank you to all who came and became part of UBF. It was a pleasure to welcome you, especially if you were a first-timer. It was a treat to see so many familiar faces back with us. 

A breather now for us for a few weeks then it all starts again. But we love doing what we do so it’s no hardship.
But before 2020 UBF some of us will be going to our Scottish twin’s festival in November - the wonderful Cove and Kilcreggan Book Festival held in Cove Burgh Hall on the Roseneath Peninsula. A gorgeous setting with great writers, friendly volunteers - and the soups and cakes are more than not bad! The dates are Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November. It would be lovely to see some of you there. 
And don’t forget to get your Ullapool accommodation booked for 2020 - festival dates are 8-10 May. 

Have a lovely summer!
Ullapool Book Festival Team


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https://theweereview.com/opinion/opinion-experience/ulapool-book-festival/
https://www.whfp.com/2019/05/24/war-and-technology-fight-it-out-at-ullapool-book-festival/

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