Scarborough Literature Festival under way

131522a At the launch of the Scarborough Literature Festival 'Long Weekend' 2013, Karen Atkinson, festival organiser, Cllr Chris Trotter, chairman of North Yorkshire County Council, Chrys Mellor, NYCC general manager of libraries, TV director and author Alan JW Bell, Jackie and Richard Walker, Mayoress and Mayor of Filey.  Photo by Andrew Higgins    10/04/2013
131522a At the launch of the Scarborough Literature Festival 'Long Weekend' 2013, Karen Atkinson, festival organiser, Cllr Chris Trotter, chairman of North Yorkshire County Council, Chrys Mellor, NYCC general manager of libraries, TV director and author Alan JW Bell, Jackie and Richard Walker, Mayoress and Mayor of Filey. Photo by Andrew Higgins 10/04/2013
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Scarborough Literature Festival got under way today.

Chairman of North Yorkshire County Council Cllr Cliff Trotter said: “Each year we expect bigger and better things and the seventh festival has not disappointed.

“The event is a credit to the hard work of the library staff and festival volunteers. The festival is appreciated by authors and audiences.”

The first guest was Last of the Summer Wine director Alan JW Bell.

The festival runs until Sunday April 14 and is based at the library in Vernon Road.

Full programme details are available in this week’s The Scarborough News.