POWER OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC HELPS INSPIRE A ‘GOLDEN AGE OF SCOTTISH ISLAND LITERATURE’ — CELEBRATED BY FACLAN 2016 BOOK FESTIVAL
We’re heading into the Celtic festival of Samhain, the beginning of the ‘darker half’ of the year, and in Lewis that means it’s time for Faclan, The Hebridean Book Festival.
Taking place in Stornoway every year around the time the clocks go back, Faclan is special in that it’s the only literary festival in the country, as far as I’m aware, to have a distinct theme.
Featuring film, the visual arts, talks and music as well as books, and bringing in writers and artists from far and wide including our own Kevin MacNeil, Faclan is on at An Lanntair from November 2 to 5 and this year’s theme is the North Atlantic, or An Cuan Siar (The Western Sea) in Gaelic……….
Read the rest of Katie’s blog here – http://www.hebrideswriter.com/2016/10/23/a-golden-age-for-scottish-island-literature-kevin-macneil-ahead-of-faclan-2016/