Bookworms in the Lomond area can enjoy three days of fun events during a book festival which is set to return to Helensburgh.

The Helensburgh Book Festival will take place between March 22 and March 24 with 10 workshops and talks to be hosted across Jean’s Bothy, the Helensburgh Community Hub, and the Helensburgh and Lomond Carers SCIO.

Literary lovers can learn about Scots poetry at a workshop with poet Shane Strachan, find out about publishing and pitching books, discover how nature can inspire creativity, and explore life writing with author Emily Utter.

There will also be a chance to hear authors talk about their work with events held by Callum McSorley, Karen Campbell, Roger Hutchinson, Heather Parry and Kirsty Logan, and Rachelle Attalka, Kirstin Innes, and Eleanor Thom.

An interactive panel complete with book sellers, librarians, authors, and book lovers – chaired by local authors Robin Scott-Elliot and Cailean Steed - will allow for a discussion on the year’s upcoming books.

Tickets for each event range in price with some allowing for free entry, and others costing either £3.96 or £6.13.

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