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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)

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)

Neil Astley Land of Three Rivers Neil Astley is the founding editor of Bloodaxe Books. His latest anthology Land of Three Rivers is a celebration of North-East England in poetry and songs. Featuring its places and people, culture, history, language and stories, the work spans from Roman times through medieval Northumbria and the industrial…(Read More)

So, day one of my very first literary festival up in Berwick… and my first as a festival blogger. Score out of ten so far? Ten. The festival’s twitter account describes it correctly… it is small and friendly, with the bonus of not being in a tent and being in a historic walled town…(Read More)

Poppy Holden weaves together landscape, history and mythology with photographs of the beautiful settings in which these stories took place, and fine recordings and live performances of the ballads. Poppy Holden is an internationally renowned singer and teacher, whose book of these border ballads is due out shortly, with wood engravings by Chris Daunt…(Read More)

Two well-loved and successful local writers, Stephanie Butland and Caroline Roberts, will discuss their inspirations, the writing process and how to get published. Stephanie, whose latest book Lost for Words was published in April 2017, writes in a studio at the bottom of her garden. Caroline writes contemporary fiction about relationships. Her latest book…(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)

At the last count there are 28 events on the programme at Berwick Literary Festival from Thursday 19 October to Sunday 22 October… and that’s just for the adults. There are seven sessions for children/students and a By Invitation Only competition awards event. Events on everything from playwriting to poetry to prose to…(Read More)