***Great News***

Oliver Eade’s latest historical medicine novel ‘In The Blink of An Eye’ is a finalist at this years’ Page Turner Awards

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All book purchases, the proceeds will go to the Friends of The BGH where Oliver worked for many years as a Doctor. Thanks for the support.

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BWF Anthology 2021/22

All entries are now in for this year’s Anthology. Thank you for the high number of contributions. Mike Hutchinson will be in contact shortly to discuss the next stage

Need help with your writing? Then ask a fellow member for assistance.

It’s so easy. Just email your request to the BWF secretary at and we’ll ask our forum members.

Whether you’re searching for an illustrator, an editor, a writing buddy or a manuscript critical reader, hopefully a member will have the experience themselves or contact details offering an alternative solution.

Get connected!

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Border Voices: Coast & Countryside was launched in June 2019 at the Borders Book Festival in Melrose.

The anthology is on sale, priced £4.99, at Abbey View Cafe & Bookshop in Jedburgh; The Forest Bookstore in Selkirk; and Guess What? in Galashiels. More retail outlets will be added in due course.

The book will also be available at monthly meetings during the new programme, which begins in September 2019.


A new literary festival, Literally@Newbattle, is being held on April 26 and 27, 2019, at Newbattle Abbey College in Midlothian.

The programme can be viewed and downloaded at the link below.


Two members tasted success leading into the 2018/19 programme.

Oliver Eade won the Georgina Hawtrey-Woore Award for Independent Authors: Fiction for Young Adults for The Kelpie’s Eyes, a fantasy novel involving two sisters standing against dark forces.

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Oliver also won the Segora International Writing Competition for his one-act play, The Other Cat.

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Margaret Skea, the BWF chair, was runner-up in the Historical Novel Society New Novel Award for Katharina: Deliverance, an historical novel about the wife of religious reformer Martin Luther.

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Well done, Oliver and Margaret.