Our Festival has no large sponsor or grants from national bodies, but relies for funds on local sponsorship, ticket sales, its Patrons and charities. As a volunteer-run festival we are extremely grateful to the many generous individual donors who donated last year and those local businesses that despite a difficult year sponsored the Festival. As a result of their support we were able to confidently plan for our next Festival.

If you believe that a successful literary festival with an international reach is important to north Northumberland and the Scottish Borders, or if you have enjoyed one of our sessions, we would appreciate your support to ensure that the 10th Festival comes back in 2023.


Thank you very much
Michael Gallico
Festival Director