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Borders Book Festival Goes Online

Borders book Festival will go ahead in a way we never thought it would. The innovative team behind the hugely-popular festival are launching and online programme to whet fans' appetites.

Organisers of the Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival, which was due to take place from Thursday 11th June to Sunday 14th June, are devastated not to be welcoming their usual throng of authors and visitors to Harmony Garden in Melrose this weekend having had to cancel this year’s programme in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and Government guidelines.

However, the Book Festival can instead be enjoyed online from the comfort of your own home throughout the coming summer months thanks to the continued support of Baillie Gifford, McInroy & Wood, Creative Scotland and Scottish Borders Council, as well as other sponsors and Friends of the Festival.

Starting on Sunday 12th July, a digital programme of forty author talks and workshops will be available to watch for free online throughout July, August and September.  Renowned for its lively blend of entertaining and thought-provoking events, the Book Festival will have on offer well-known names from the world of literature, non-fiction, children’s books, stage and screen for everyone to enjoy.

Each Sunday, over twelve consecutive weeks, a collection of sparkling events for children and adults will be streamed on www.bordersbookfestival.org with a live, interactive Q&A with the authors including James Naughtie, Neil Oliver and Sebastian Barry.

There will be additional special midweek events featuring authors from the Baillie Gifford series and the McInroy & Wood Lecture.

For further details and to keep in touch visit:

www.bordersbookfestival.org www.walterscottprize.co.uk

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/bordersbookfestival/

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BordersBookFest

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/bordersbookfest/

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