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An inaugural and prestige event to showcase and applaud literature. The market town of Morpeth has the highest density of readers in the county whose positive energy whether reading for pleasure, learning or to assist with mental health during a pandemic, is beneficial to everyone. This festival, which may well become an annual event, is a collaboration between Greater Morpeth Development Trust, Northumberland Libraries, and Northumberland County Council. In addition to their contribution, local business sponsors include Pleased To Meet You, Specsavers Morpeth, TMP Wealth Management, and Maseco LLP.
Authors include the award-winning crime writing creator of the Vera series, Ann Cleeves; and the Hollywood scriptwriter, novelist and television producer Chuck Hogan – the latter will be making a virtual appearance to introduce the ‘Dystopian Fiction’ section of our Festival. Day 1 (Sat 9th April) will close with ‘A Conversation with Mari Hannah‘, award-winning crime writer of the Kate Daniels series of books including latest release ‘Her Last Request’.