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In Conversation With… Stephanie Butland, Caroline Roberts, Dave Randall and Colin Young. Not all at once. They constituted three, out of the nine, events I chose to attend last weekend, from 20 – 22 October, at Berwick Literary Festival 2017. Two of the interviewers were Victoria Watson and Helen Wright – local women who were…(Read More)

Ode Again


ODE AGAIN Saturday. BLF Well this be it. My Ode day. There’s a little flutter of excitement as I head off to St Aidan’s Hall for a workshop entitled In Praise of the Ode to be facilitated by Anne Ryland, award winning poet and teacher, We were a group of twelve and Anne…(Read More)

To celebrate 50 years since the greatest shock in the history of Scottish football,  Tom Maxwell , author of  The Lone Rangers, will discuss Berwick Rangers’ unforgettable 1-0 victory over Glasgow Rangers in 1967. As a special treat for football fans, the local writer will be joined by Russell Craig, one of manager Jock Wallace…(Read More)

Join the Guardian Children’s Book Award winner Piers Torday, as he talks about his new book There May Be A Castle, a story about love, loss and the power of imagination. He will tell you how he was inspired to become an author by his father Paul Torday (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen), and…(Read More)

Durham-based football writer Colin Young worked for several national newspapers and covered the fortunes of the Republic of Ireland national team for over 15 years. In 2016, he wrote the authorised biography of England World Cup winner Jack Charlton. Recalling the many hours of interviews and writing, Colin presents the story of how he…(Read More)

Dave Randall has toured the world playing guitar with Faithless, Sinead O’Connor and many others. Sound System is his book of raves, riots and revolution. It sheds light on the secrets of celebrity, commodification and culture, and poses the question: how can we make music serve the interests of the many, rather than the…(Read More)

Mary is the founder of Barter Books, Alnwick – one of the largest secondhand bookshops in Britain. Her talk will cover the history of Barter Books – including the business partnership with her husband, Stuart – which began in 1991 with a budget of £4,000 and an 800 sq ft space and grew to an…(Read More)