The North Cornwall Book Festival is an ever so slightly eccentric three-day feast of books, writing and word-related pleasures, including talks, discussions, workshops and music for all ages and tastes. Writer and Festival Director, Patrick Gale, who has been the Literary Festival scene throughout Cornwall, has pulled together a top line-up for 2016.
When? October 21-23, 2016 Where? St Endellion, Cornwall. PL29 3TP Who? 2016 - Jackie Kay; Rachel Joyce; Katherine Norbury; Simon Grennan; Andrew Miller;Rupert Thomson.+. Read More
A ten day festival of the best speakers in the arts, humanitiies and sciences.
When? 13th - 23rd October 2016 Where? Archway, N19 North London Who? in 2016 - Reverend Richard Coles , Suzi Quatro,Louise Doughty, Jill Dawson, Christopher Fowler, Jonathan Harvey, Kit de Waal, Caroline Brothers, Paul Morley,Helen Czerski, Guy Fraser-Sampson, Tim Adler, Nina Lyons, Colin Grant, Alex Bellos, Salena Godden, Alex Wheatle, Douglas Cowie, Jake Arnott, Sunny Singh, Erwin James, Greg Jenner,- Read More
The festival features literary talks from national and local writers, music and theatrical events, poetry and lectures on a wide range of subjects. The author talks include preentaions about Sir John Betjeman who lived in Wantage for many years. When? Saturday 22nd October – Sunday 30th October 2016 Where? Wantage, Oxfordshire Who? 2016 - Katie FForde,Gervese Phinn, Gill Hornby, Prof Gavin Stamp, Marti Leimbach, Racing Minds, Paul Kerensa, Charles Foster. Read more
The UK’s oldest and most renowned literary festival is back for it's 67th outing. This year’s programme is more vibrant than ever with appearances from appearing include: director Oliver Stone, American Ambassador Matthew Barzun, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Ian McEwan, Alan Cumming, Cheryl Strayed, PJ O’Rourke, Lionel Shriver, Jonathan Safran Foer, Teju Cole, Michael Connelly, Ed Balls, Ken Clarke, Graham Swift, Sebastian Faulks, Edna O’Brien, Clare Balding, Jilly Cooper, Armando Iannucci, Wilko Johnson, Simon Armitage, Joe Wicks, Deliciously Ella, Joey Barton, Vivienne Westwood, Chris Riddell, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Chris Hadfield, Alan Carr, Sara Pascoe (left), Alexei Sayle, and illusionist Derren Brown.
In the main it’s structured around two strands of curation: Millennial Lives (guest curated by Akala, Emma Gannon and Cecilia Knapp) and America Uncovered (guest curated by Sarah Churchwell, John Freeman and Reginald D Hunter), while having an eclectic general mix of the best new fiction, big debates, and a packed programme for families and young people. When? 7-16 October 2016. Read More
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Described by the event's literary patron, Helen Dunmore, as 'the lovely festival', Festilitt transforms a tiny village deep in the stunning French countryside into a rich anddiverse literary hub, buzzing with energy, conversation and laughter. There are French and English programmes running in parallel, featuring established and emerging authors, with the two communities coming together for meals and for a couple of bilingual sessions. It is an intimate event, offering the opportunity to mingle with authors over lunches and dinners, all aided by fabulous French food and wine. A totally non commercial festival, all events are free of charge, although support via the friends and patrons scheme (from €15 per head) is very much appreciated. When? 21, 22 & 23 October 2016 Where? Parisot, Tarn & Garonne, South West France Who? in 2016 - Laura Barnett (The Versions of Us,) Fiona Barton (The Widow,) Carys Bray (A Song for Issy Bradley & The Museum of You), Susan Elderkin (The Novel Cure), Andrew Lownie (Stalin's Englishman), Jim Powell (Trading Futures). Read More