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LISTEN: Ullapool Book Festival past and present with festival chair Joan Michael


By Federica Stefani


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Time has come for us to close up with our mini-series. In this last glimpse into the amazing experience that was the Ullapool Book Festival, we talk to the powerhouse behind the festival.

Last but not least, this episode of our Dispatches From Ullapool features the fantastic Joan Michael, who has been running the event since it first started 18 years ago.

We talk to her about the very start of the festival from an epiphany inspired by the Edinburgh International Book Festival, and how it then grew, starting from its first home at The Ceilidh Place in Ullapool before moving to the bigger venue of the village hall.

Joan Michael
Joan Michael

You can find out more about the festival at ullapoolbookfestival.co.uk.

If you have an author, book or literary project that you would like to hear from on our podcast, drop us an email at northernbibliospherepod@gmail.com or get in touch on our social media.

Music:

Achaidh Cheide by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3338-achaidh-cheide

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

MORE DISPATCHE FROM ULLAPOOL:

LISTEN: In conversation with novelist James Robertson about his latest work News of the Dead and Ullapool Book Festival

LISTEN: Northern Bibliosphere from the Ullapool Book Festival in conversation with Edinburgh Makar and playwright Hannah Lavery

LISTEN: Northern Bibliosphere interview with Canadian novelist and poet Ian Williams at his visit at Ullapool Book Festival 2022

LISTEN: Northern Bibliosphere interview with Northern Irish author Jan Carson on her latest novel The Raptures at Ullapool Book Festival 2022


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