I am at the 2021 Wigtown Book Festival – in person – with real people!
I’m also visiting my first two schools in almost two years. That’s both scary and exciting.
I’m also drawing strangers, both those I’ve never met before and those who have become estranged through Covid – like the wonderful Bookshop Band, who I joined in their home studio to make a live broadcast last night.
The main tent is not there this year, but there is a big screen in the gardens, which seems to fascinate dogs, especially when they show short films about wild, cold-water swimming.