Hexham's annual celebration of all things literary features some of the country's best writers, in a suitably beautiful setting.
Each spring the pretty town of Hexham buzzes with anticipation, as one of England's top literary festivals rolls in. Writers great, old and new, come to the town's Queen's Hall, a magnificent Victorian landmark facing lovely Hexham Abbey, to speak about their work and perhaps teach a few tricks of the trade. Other events include illustration workshops and history lectures.
There's a focus on homegrown talent with authors from across the northeast slated to appear. And if you're with children there's plenty of hands-on fun for them. Who knows: maybe the festival will spark a passion in your family's very own lexicographic heavyweight?
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