Due to unforeseen circumstances, Brian is unable to appear at this year’s festival. Full refunds have been issued to all those who have purchased tickets, and we are determined to bring Brian back to next year’s festival.

Brian W Lavery was born in Glasgow’s East End, the fourth of six sons, to a sheet metal worker and a shop assistant. Brian has been a factory worker, car valet, market trader, waiter, university dropout, VAT officer and latterly a journalist, university tutor and writer.
He spent more than 30 years in journalism before undertaking a first-class joint honours degree and a doctorate in creative writing at Hull. He held top-level posts on several national and international newspapers, was news editor of two regional papers and edited three weekly papers.
His books include The Headscarf Revolutionaries (2015) and The Luckiest Thirteen (2017) both about the hardships and tragedy that surrounded the Hull Arctic fishing Fleet in the late 1960s, and the bravery of the women who decided enough was enough.

Brian is on X @brianlavery59 and Facebook


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