The Berwick Literary Festival is celebrating its 9th year and is proud to contribute both to the economic, social and cultural life of the town, as well as to the UK’s rich tradition of world-class literary festivals.

The 4-Day event in October is at the heart of the Festival, attracting acclaimed local, national and international contributors.
The programme provides something for all – a tantalizing menu of events and talks.

Additionally, through a diversity of events and activities throughout the year, we live our literary heritage by bringing words to life for people of all ages in Berwick through
- Schools' and Young People's Programme,
- Poetry Reading in Care Homes,
- A Rotary Short Story competition
- Collaboration with the ‘Wilson’s Tales From the Borders’ project

Berwick’s Festivals

The Literary Festival is one of Berwick’s four wonderful Festivals that brilliantly showcase the spirit of Berwick and our love of life.

The Food and Beer Festival
The Film and Media Arts Festival
Heritage Open Days