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Imprint Book Festival

Imprint 2019

Sep - Oct 2019

East Ayrshire’s annual book festival returns for its 12th year with another fantastic line up of authors and well known faces from television and music.

Only Fools and Horses actor, John Challis will be appearing at Cumnock Town Hall to talk about his latest book, Being Boycie, and sharing some stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career. East Ayrshire Leisure is also delighted to welcome performance poet Holly McNish whose online poetry readings have attracted millions of views worldwide,  Scottish noir writer Alan Parks and Donald S Murray who will discuss his novel - As The Women Lay Dreaming - a novel about the Iolaire Disaster. Neil Oliver and Lloyd Cole will also be appearing as part of the Festival plus there are writing workshops, poetry events and much more besides. Click below for more information on your chosen event and to book tickets.


IMPRINT Writing Awards

Entrants can submit a story (fiction or narrative non-fiction), poem, play, comic strip or letter. The award is open to anyone based in Ayrshire aged 16yrs+. Stories have a word limit of 1500 words and no word limit for other forms. All works should be previously unpublished.

**Please note that the Writing Awards are now closed for 2019. Winning entries will be announced at the Imprint Writing Awards Prize Giving on Thursday 28 Nov.

 Prize Giving Awards


Imprint - Mick Ashworth


Imprint - Hollie McNish in Performance


Imprint - Gaelic Afternoon with Kenneth Thomson


Imprint - Alan Parks


Imprint - Writing Workshop with Anne Donovan


Imprint - Donald S Murray - As The Women Lay Dreaming


Only Fools and Boycie


Lloyd Cole -'From Rattlesnakes to Guesswork


Tabby McTat


Neil Oliver: The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places