Borderlines 2017

Jo BakerFor a flavour of Borderlines 2017, which took place between September 30th and October 8th, this is what some of the authors had to say, and a few images  by committee member Barrie Day and by Rebecca Gibson , who is studying wildlife media at the  University of Cumbria. Rebecca's work can be seen at www.rebeccaonthewing.com. The sketches were drawn by Mike Duckett who scribbled away during some of the sessions!


Authors' comments

  • Caitlin Davies - "It must be such incredible hard work, but you bring happiness to so many people. It was a wonderful, welcoming festival, with a great audience and venue."
  • Jenny Uglow - "What a brilliant festival - many congratulations to all involved." 
  • Hunter Davies - "Well done on the triumph." 
  • Sinclair McKay - "I have been raving about Borderlines ever since I got back - what a terrific festival. The audiences were perfect: great questions, very engaged. And the organisation was brilliant." 
  • John O'Farrell - "Thanks for a really enjoyable event, Carlisle! A huge turnout and a great response. A great, well- run festival. I'll recommend it to other authors." 
  • Roger Bolton - "Congratulations on a brilliant festival and thank you for your hospitality. I had a wonderful time." 
  • Amanda Owen - "Your hospitality was superb. What a lot of hard work must go into the organising and clearly you had thought of everything as it all ran so smoothly."
  • Jenn Ashworth - "Thank you for a really amazing, wonderful, enjoyable time... the hotel and dinner were fantastic and the workshop participants were such an interesting, ambitious and creative bunch."
  • Jo Baker - "It's a lovely festival. I had a fab time and anytime you want me back, I'm happy to come!" 

Festival Photos

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