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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)

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)

Smorgasbord

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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)

A Music of Speech

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A MUSIC OF SPEECH  Forty years ago, in a valleys school, the class recited poetry by rote. Since the dumbness of misery fell he has remembered there was a music of speech and that once he had something to say. This moving verse by the Welsh poet Gillian Clarke (Collected Poems, Carcanet, 1997) recognises how…(Read More)

Bookworm Heaven

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What would you do, if you could do anything in the world? One of the things I answer is: open a bookshop, that has a coffee shop inside. It seems a fanciful dream, out of my reach. But Mary Manley, and her husband Stuart, thought and did just that in Alnwick, in 1991. They opened…(Read More)

Not In A Tent

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In October I’m going be a guest blogger at the Berwick Literary Festival, in Northumberland. Before I share what’s on offer; some admissions… I’ve only been to a literary festival once in my life and only been to Berwick twice. For someone who loves the spoken and written word so much and…(Read More)

This year’s Berwick Literary Festival (19th to 22nd October) promises to provide something for everybody! For adults there will be a wide range of stimulating and entertaining participants, including Ian McMillan, an award-winning Radio and TV Poet; a debut novelist, Polly Clark, praised by literary superstar Margaret Atwood; a Rock Guitarist, Dave Randall…(Read More)

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