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FRI 21st - SUN 23rd OCTOBER 2022

The mission of a Writer's Festival

Lisa Dempster is perfectly accurate in her assessment of the mission of a writer’s festival: Supporting the machinations of the publishing industry – promoting and supporting writers, celebrating and selling books, creating networking opportunities – is only one aspect of the mission of a writer’s festival. The other major purpose is to entertain and inspire audiences, adding to the creative and intellectual life of a city, and promoting the values of literature and literacy overall. Lisa Dempster The Wheeler Centre

Lisa Dempster The Wheeler Centre

Lisa Dempster is perfectly accurate in her assessment of the mission of a writer’s festival:

Supporting the machinations of the publishing industry – promoting and supporting writers, celebrating and selling books, creating networking opportunities – is only one aspect of the mission of a writer’s festival. The other major purpose is to entertain and inspire audiences, adding to the creative and intellectual life of a city, and promoting the values of literature and literacy overall.

Suzanne Burdon

Suzanne Burdon is a local, a book lover, an author, a researcher and is passionate about writers festivals. She is very proud to be part of the Berry's first Festival.

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