Berwick Literary Festival

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

What links Gordon Brown, Simon Armitage, William Dalrymple and Salley Vickers?

30 January, 1:02 am

Gordon Brown, Simon Armitage, Salley Vickers and William Dalrymple will all be celebrating words at Northumberland book festival Berwick Literary Festival in October 2021

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Full programme announcement coming soon…

30 January, 1:02 am

The programme for the eighth Berwick Literary Festival the Northumberland book festival will be announced soon

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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

Festival taste and see

30 January, 1:02 am

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…

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Literary Festival Box Set

30 January, 1:02 am

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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Written, spoken, performed

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That’s it folks. Four days. Twenty Events. Record attendance from 34 different countries.

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Stephen Green: rethinking what we think we know

30 January, 1:02 am

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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Saturday: Festival quotes

30 January, 1:02 am

If you heard Jessie Greengrass speak at today’s Festival, I’m guessing that you, like me, will be rushing to order her new book The High House. This deep-thinking, candid-speaking interview…

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Friday: Festival quotes

30 January, 1:02 am

Shaun Bythell joined us from his bookshop – The Bookshop – in Wigtown. Following his first two books about shop life (The diary of a bookseller and Confessions of a…

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Thursday: quotes of the day

30 January, 1:02 am

Hearing and seeing writers talk about or perform their work is always a great privilege. They have such interesting things to say. Biographer Ann Thwaite told some brilliant anecdotes today.…

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Day one: poetry, biography history

30 January, 1:02 am

Still time to book for events later today. Online and free: register via the Festival website.

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