Carlisle is rapidly turning itself into something of a ‘book town’. Last year saw the first (as far as I’m aware) Borderlines Book Festival, and earlier this year they added the Crime Writing Weekend to the mix. Now Borderlines is back, in early September, with a packed itinerary including workshops, author talks, and even a murder mystery night!
They’ve got some big names coming along, which even I recognise. Amongst many others: Kate Williams, Owen Jones, and the Cumbrian shepherd James Rebanks who has written a stonkingly successful book about his farming life in the Lake District.
You can find more details about the venues, events, and how to book tickets at the Borderlines website. I’ll almost certainly be going to something. Hope to see you there!