Big name writers will join book-lovers this June for the return of the Greenway Literary Festival at Agatha Christie’s holiday home, cared for by the National Trust.
Among the authors lined up to take part are highly acclaimed bestselling author Joanna Trollope, who’ll be discussing her latest novel Mum & Dad, and multi-million international bestseller Kate Mosse, as she introduces the second book in the Burning Chambers series, The City of Tears.
BBC News Chief Correspondent Kate Adie will be sharing her experiences of reporting from the front line along with household names Jonathan Dimbleby, Terry Waite, Alison Weir, and Kit de Waal among others. There’s something for readers of all ages, bestselling writer Abie Longstaff will run a workshop for fans of her Fairytale Hairdresser series and Patrice Lawrence will read from her latest Young Adult novel.
The festival will be bringing a diverse mixture of writers and genres to the holiday home of one of the world’s best-loved crime writers from Monday 8th – Sunday 14th June 2020. With daily talks, selected evening events and a family-focused weekend, this year’s festival is set to be bigger and better.
The gardens of Greenway will become a unique space for the festival, with the main tent holding talks, book signings and pop-up bookshop on the tennis court. The ‘Greenway Fringe’ will feature an afternoon Vinery Bar serving refreshing tipples, a local authors corner and outdoor exhibition in the Walled Garden.
And during the May half term there’ll be pre-festival events and activities to take part in such as the ‘I am the seed’ outdoor nature poetry trail and story sharing.
The festival is a partnership project between the National Trust and Literature Works, the South West’s literature development charity, with corporate partner Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management sponsoring the festival.
Belinda Smith, Visitor Experience and Marketing Manager for the National Trust said ‘We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Literature Works again on the literary festival here at Greenway. I can’t think of a better place to celebrate reading and writing than at the holiday home of the Queen of Crime’.
Heather Norman-Soderlind, Chair of Literature Works, added ‘It’s proved a sheer joy to partner once again with the National Trust at Greenway to help programme this special festival, celebrating the literary talent of writers from across the South West and beyond, and introducing them to readers and would-be writers of all ages in this stunning heritage setting.’
Festival events are available to book now with a full downloadable programme available online. Festival ticket prices include access to the gardens, shop and café.
To find out more about the Greenway Literary Festival at Agatha Christie’s holiday home, and to book a parking space at Greenway, call 01803 842382 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greenway.