Berwick Literary Festival free events – book now

Gordon Brown, William Dalrymple, Salley Vickers and Simon Armitage will be celebrating words - written, spoken, performed - at our Northumberland book festival in Berwick-upon-Tweed

Registration for all free events -including Gordon Brown, Hollie McNish, William Dalrymple and many more – now open at Berwick Literary Festival 2021 the Friendly Festival in a Walled Town – so get booking!

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Take a bow: Simon Garfield wows with his celebration of dogs

Simon Garfield will be speaking about his book ‘Dog’s Best Friend: A brief history of an unbreakable bond’ at Berwick Literary Festival in October 2021. Here he gives insight about his work and writing process to Festival blogger George Cochrane.

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Festival taste and see

As well as a superb literary festival celebrating words - written, spoken, performed - Berwick Literary Festival's home is one of the most stunning towns on the North East coast: Berwick-upon-Tweed

New short film: A taste of the Festival The Festival team is delighted to announce the arrival of a brand new short film. Designed to promote the Literary Festival and its home, beautiful Berwick-upon-Tweed, the film is created by local production house Lighthouse Films. You’ll find the film here. Enjoy! And please share as widely…

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Literary Festival Box Set

Berwick Literary Festival 2020 presents brilliant talks to enjoy at your leisure. Celebrating words: written spoken performed. Poetry, politics, history, trending…

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Stephen Green: rethinking what we think we know

If you were concocting a fantasy dinner party guest list, you’d want a good mix of people to keep the conversation flowing. A government minister, maybe. The CEO of a global bank for a view of how the world works, and a clergyman for a rather different perspective. Throw in a linguist who’s lived in the US, Asia and Saudi Arabia, a civil servant, an author, a chap who visited 56 countries in three years boosting UK trade, and… oh hell, we’re out of cutlery.

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