Tidelines Book Festival is a community-led charitable trust bringing world-class literary events to Ayrshire at affordable prices.

The aim of Tidelines is to encourage involvement with and participation in literature in all its forms. We aspire to reach as wide an audience as possible, particularly those who might not readily think of the written word as entertainment or might lack confidence in engaging in cultural activity.

The Festival runs over one weekend in late September at the Harbour Arts Centre on Irvine’s historic harbourside. Alongside the main festival, Tidelines also runs free author visits to local schools within North Ayrshire’s most deprived areas and ad hoc community events, such as free creative writing workshops for those at risk of loneliness and isolation.

For more information and to get involved, please visit our Facebook page.

[Pictured: Olga Wojtas at the 2022 Tidelines Book Festival]