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The Friendly Festival in a Historic Walled Town

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Our 7th annual festival

will take place

15th-18th October 2020

COVID-19 AND THE BERWICK LITERARY FESTIVAL - STILL ON!

We are in the fortunate position of having a full programme planned so we are still working on the assumption that our Festival will be able to present this fascinating group of speakers in October this year and welcome visitors to the town.   The topics include history, poetry, fiction, climate change, veganism, biography, the book trade, and gardening, all presented in historic venues.  We are very sorry to see our neighbouring festivals cancelled or postponed, which makes it more important that Berwick holds out hope.
 
Please follow our website and social media for updates.
You can remind yourself of last year's Festival as detailed in the 2019 printed programme here, see the 2019 programme overview here and see the 2019 Contributors here.
Meanwhile please take care and we hope to see you in October.
 
The BLF Steering Group
6 April 2020

 

Berwick is very proud of its vibrant literary heritage, attracting and inspiring renowned authors, poets and illustrators over many centuries.
Today, Berwick remains a hub of literary talent, home to many creative writers who help to perpetuate the town’s strong literary culture.

 

Some Participants reflect on our 2019 Festival:

Duncan Campbell:

Many thanks for inviting me. I enjoyed it a lot - a very friendly and receptive audience. You have all done a great job.

Tim Tate

A quick note to thank all at Berwick festival for asking me to speak – and for your amazing organization. It was an absolute honour to be invited – and a very real pleasure to be there.

Katrina Porteous:

Berwick Literary Festival is a triumph. Thanks to everyone involved!

 

Salley Vickers was one of our most popular

speakers in 2019

See Welcome Messages here

 

© Photo of Berwick Pier by Grieve Decor

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