Welcome to the Soutar Festival of Words 2023!

The Soutar Festival of Words is back for 2023, and it’s a pleasure to bring you a fantastic programme of readings, performances and conversations with writers, poets and storytellers from Scotland and across the globe! This year the Festival will run from the 28th to the 30th of April, with live performances in venues across Perth, including Perth Art Gallery and the AK Bell Library. There will also be pop-up performances on Perth High Street, the South Inch and in the Waterstones store in Perth.

The Soutar Festival of Words 2023 has been made possible with support from Perth and Kinross Council, the Scottish Book Trust, The Friends of William Soutar and The Forteviot Charitable Trust.


Weekend Pass available:

Book for at least 5 of the following events and save 10%!

Plaid Song ‘Poems Intae Sangs’

Graeme Macrae Burnet: Case Study

Kirsty Logan: Now She Is Witch

Sara Sheridan and Kirsten MacQuarrie: Women’s Voices

Fit’s Doric aa aboot?

Sally Magnusson: Music In The Dark

Alan Warner: Nothing Left To Fear From Hell


10% discount applies to the base ticket price and does not apply to booking fees. Discount will be automatically calculated in your shopping basket and applies per person. Discount only applies if purchased within one sale.  Tickets are non-refundable.

Soutar Festival 2023

Soutar Festival 2023

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AK Bell Library

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Culture Perth and Kinross is a dynamic charitable trust established on 1 April 2016, taking forward the delivery of museums, libraries, archives, family and local history and creative learning in Perth and Kinross.

Their vision is to be at the heart of a cultural community that connects peoples ideas, knowledge and collections with a mission to develop and deliver a range of sector leading services, public programmes and partnerships which engage a wide and diverse audience in the best of local, national and international culture.