Festival 2021 –

Friday 24th to Sunday 26th September

The Tidelines volunteer team members – that’s us! – are busy planning for September 2021, inspired by the audience response to the 2020 online Festival programme we created and the reaction to the spoken word poetry events we organised early in 2021. 

We took Tidelines online in September 2020, leaving the safe haven of the Harbour Arts Centre for the deep waters of the virtual world. We produced four mini programmes, created around the themes of Poetry, History, Fiction, and Crime. Each was launched over our traditional Festival weekend in September 2020. All were free to view and reflected our home cultural base in Ayrshire.

In addition, we presented a live collaborative event on Thursday 3 September with our patron, Andrew O’Hagan, in conversation with author, Zoe Strachan of the University of Glasgow Creative Conversations, to launch Andrew’s book, Mayflies.

To get a flavour of us and our events, visit our Festival 2020 page for information about each session and featured authors. You can also watch and listen to our collection of two spoken word poetry videos on our YouTube channel.

Make sure to subscribe to the Tidelines Book Festival channel on YouTube and set alerts to find out about any new online events.