The Berwick Literary Festival returned yesterday for its ninth edition, its first physical event since 2019.
Events will run until October 16 with activities being held live all over the ‘walled town’ of Berwick. For those who are unable to make it in person, some will be held online over Zoom.
The programme is varied, having a Scottish focus, as well as an international element. Spread over four days, the events include talks, author interviews and conversation sessions, paper-making demos, printer tours, creative writing workshops, poetry readings, story-time sessions for children, and much more.
Tickets for most events are priced at a very modest £5, while some others are free, in a bid to encourage as many people to attend as possible. Registration is highly encouraged as entry on the day cannot be guaranteed.
The Berwick Literary Festival has also planned a programme of free events for schools in the Berwick Partnership. Young students will be treated to a play on climate change by Arty-Fact Theatre Company, middle-school students will have a workshop on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, and a poetry workshop run by Northumbria University lecturer and poet Dr Jo Clement will be held for high-school students.
Further information and tickets can be found here.
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