Festival 2021 'At a Glance'

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Thursday, 30th September 2021

Poetry Open Mic Night Poetry
7:30pm - 9:30pm, Cakes and Ale Cafe, FREE
Poetry Open Mic

Friday, 1st October 2021

Susan Cartwright-Smith, Natural Inspirations Workshop
11:00am - 1:00pm, Tullie House, £15.00
Nature Inspired Poetry Workshop
Claire Askew, Avoiding Crime Fiction Clichés Workshop
1:30pm - 3:30pm, Tullie House, £15.00
Crime Fiction Workshop
Richard Atkinson, Sugar and Slavery Event
5:30pm, Tullie House, £8.00
Extraordinary historical biography
Paula Hawkins, Look What You Started... Event Live Stream
7:30pm, Tullie House, £10.00
New novel from bestselling thriller writer

Saturday, 2nd October 2021

Malcolm Carson, Poetry Breakfast Poetry
10:00am - 11:30am, Tullie House, £5.00
Poetry and Pastries
Monique Gadella, Non-fiction Writing for Beginners and Improvers Workshop
11:00am - 1:00pm, Tullie House, FREE
Fine tuning your non-fiction workshop
Jennifer Makumbi, Coming of Age in Uganda Event
12:00pm, Tullie House, £8.00
Folklore, Feminism and Fiction
M.W. Craven & Claire Askew, Matters Most Mysterious Event
1:00pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £10.00
Matters Most Mysterious - Crime writer head to head
Jenn Ashworth, Turning Up to the Page Workshop
2:00pm - 4:00pm, Tullie House, £15.00
Workshop about the whens, wheres and hows of writing
Arifa Akbar, Sisterhood and Secrecy Event
2:00pm, Tullie House, £8.00
Moving memoir exploring art and grief
Roger Bolton, Made in Carlisle Event
2:45pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £10.00
Home time hero talks growing up in post-war Carlisle
Stan L. Abbott, He Walks the Line Event
4:00pm, Tullie House, £8.00
Illustrated railway walk
Ruth Jones, All For One and One For All? Event Live Stream
4:30pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £12.00
Warmth, humour and insight from acclaimed actress and novelist
The V Word Event
5:30pm, Tullie House, £10.00
This event has unfortunately been cancelled – we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have purchased a ticket for this event you will be refunded within 5 working days.
Alan Johnson, Commuting Can Be Deadly Event Live Stream
6:30pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £12.00
Best-selling memoirist turned novelist brings the thrills
Grace Dent, Food, Glorious Food Event Live Stream
8:00pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £12.00
Hometown hero returns with glorious memoir

Sunday, 3rd October 2021

Caitlin Davies, Criminal Minds Event
10:30am, Tullie House, £8.00
Queens of the underworld explored
Claire Askew, So, You've Written Yourself Into a Corner! Workshop
11:00am - 1:00pm, To Be Confirmed, £15.00
Top tips for perfect plotting
Jim Crumley, Lakeland Wild Event
11:30am, Tithe Barn, £10.00
The Lake District as you’ve never seen it before
Pragya Agarwal, A Woman's Choice Event
1:00pm, Tullie House, £8.00
A ground-breaking intersectional exploration of fertility and feminism
Hannah Jackson, A Shepherd's Journey Event
2:00pm, Tithe Barn, £10.00
The Red Shepherdess tells her story
Sarah Davy, Fiction in a Flash Workshop
2:00pm - 4:00pm, Tullie House, £15.00
Advice, support and top tips
Celebrating Dorothy Wordsworth Event
3:00pm, Tullie House, £8.00
Honouring the 250th anniversary of this iconic writer and muse
Samantha Walton, In Search of the Nature Cure Event
4:00pm, Tithe Barn, £10.00
Can nature really heal us – and at what cost to the world itself?

Sunday, 10th October 2021

Robin Ince, Curiouser and Curiouser Event
5:00pm, Tithe Barn, £10.00
Scientific wonder and wit with the award-winning comedian

Borderlines Book Festival has been developed through partnership working between public and private enterprise. The three partners are: Bookends of Carlisle; Cumbria County Council’s Library Service and Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust.

Bookends Cumbria County Council's Library Service Tullie House

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