Tickets are on sale now for Berwick Literary Festival.
I’ve just spent a wonderful day exploring Berwick with the team from Berwick Literary Festival. And, it’s made me even more excited for this fantastic event. Hurry up October!
Jackie, my fellow blogger, met me at the train station and gave me an expert tour of the town, including some of the venues that will house festival events.
We met Mike Fraser, festival organiser and speaker, on the way and wandered to The Corner House café to catch up with festival chair Christopher Smith.
The Corner House will be my home during the festival. It’s the festival hub, has great wifi and a constant supply of hot drinks. There was also a very tempting collection of sweet treats and pastries on the counter. What more could a blogger ask for?
It’s a quirky café filled with character. I even picked out a seat for festival weekend. If you can’t find me in the audience at an event, I’ll be at this table blogging away.
We chatted about the programme and the diverse range of writers on the bill. The children’s programme is coming together nicely, and the mixture of fact, fiction, local and national stories will cater for all interests.
Jackie and I are about to get the contact details of the writers and we’ll be arranging interviews and chats before the event. Look out for some pre-festival gossip and exclusive previews coming soon.
We also found out the exciting news that tickets for the festival are ON SALE TODAY. Get yours here.
After our coffee-fuelled meeting, Jackie and Mike walked me through the winding streets of this beautiful town. Packed with traditional shops, independent boutiques and specialist stores, it’s a delightfully quaint town that I can’t wait to explore more in October.
Mike took us for lunch at The Curfew where we continued the book chat over real ales and delicious pork pies and haggis-wrapped Scotch eggs. What a combination.
So after my tour, introduction to The Corner House, beer and pie, I think my Berwick initiation is complete. Bring on October when I can become an honorary local for the weekend.
If you haven’t seen the festival programme yet, check it out here and book your tickets. I’ll see you there.