MORE Moira and a Tutu at BIG LIT.

Alan Bissett ‘one-woman show’ The Moira Monologues - a comedy about Falkirk’s hardest woman, directed by Sacha Kyle has proved to be Alan’s most popular show, and Moira his most enduring character.

‘She’s strutted her stuff on stages across the length and breadth of Scotland and beyond’ says Alan,’ ‘which brought back to me how much I love the character and how well audiences respond to her’.

‘We are delighted to be hosting Alan’s Fringe First Winning Sequel MORE Moira monologues at BIG LIT’ says Chrys Salt, Artistic Director of BIG LIT. ‘We think Stewartry audiences will love Moira too!’

Read more ...

BIG LIT celebrates Scottish Suffragettes.

On the centenary of women’s suffrage novelist, playwright and award winning journalist Ajay Close comes to BIG LIT in Gatehouse of Fleet with her novel about Scottish suffragettes who inspired ‘A Petrol Scented Spring’- ‘a riveting novel of repression, jealousy and love, and the struggle for women’s emancipation’.

‘I’ve always wanted to write something about the most militant suffragettes’, says the author ‘We celebrate their heroism, glossing over the fact that they were terrorists, ready to fight with any weapon to hand: fire, bombs, even their own bodies.’

Read more ...

BIG LIT: The Stewartry Book Festival 2018

PRESS RELEASE

BIG LIT: The Stewartry Book Festival 2018

 BIG LIT: The Stewartry’s very own BOOK Festival – four days of jam-packed literary events.

BIG LIT: The Stewartry Book Festival is only a few weeks away. April 19– 22 Brochures are going out, and tickets are now available either online www.biglit.org for our full programme, or at Franca Bruno’s shop in Gatehouse of Fleet. The Franca Bruno Shop  Tel: 07803 228497 / 07707 686109

Once again we are hosting some of the finest writers, musicians and performers both local and national and celebrating two important anniversaries   - 100 years of women’s suffrage with the feisty antics of the real life Scottish suffragettes personified in Ajay Close’s fine novel ‘A Petrol Scented Spring’ and the centenary of the end of WW1 with some unexpected war verse from Robert W Service brought by popular BIG LIT regular, actor and broadcaster Peter Marinker.

Read more ...