Thursday 29 September to Sunday 9 October 2016
Borderlines Book Festival aims to establish and sustain an annual celebration of the written and spoken word in Carlisle, Cumbria.
We aim to establish the festival as a focus for literary excellence by attracting high quality speakers, nurturing and showcasing local writing talent; providing new opportunities for local people to experience literature in direct, accessible and dynamic ways; and helping to foster literary skills within the community.
We will strive to promote literacy and a life-long love of reading across all sections and ages of the community.
We would like to create a sense of occasion and identification with the Festival, raising the profile of Carlisle nationally and stimulating economic opportunities for local businesses.
Event of the Year Finalist at Cumbria Life Culture Awards 2015 and Finalist Culture City 2015 at Carlisle Living Awards