Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Stroud Book Festival


Stroud Book Festival is a 5-day literary feast for book lovers, showcasing writing on a variety of themes.

Stroud’s annual festival of the best in new writing from some of the finest novelists, non-fiction writers, poets, children’s writers and storytellers from Gloucestershire and beyond.

When? November

Where? Stroud, Gloucestershire

Who?  TBA

Website? https://stroudbookfestival.org.uk

Facebook? https://www.facebook.com/stroudbookfestival/

Twitter? @BookStroud 

Festival Directors? 2018 – Paul McLaughlin, Festival Director – Caroline Sanderson, Artistic Director – Jane Churchill, Children’s Artistic Director

Patron: Ian McEwan

Founded? 2016

Who has appeared at previous festivals?

2019  – Ian McEwan in conversation about his new book “Machines Like Me”; Julia Donaldson and friends celebrating 20 years of The Gruffalo; Richard Mabey, renowned nature writer; Poet and PEN Pinter award winner Lemn Sissay; comedian and TV regular Katy Brand, and award-winning comic novelist Nina Stibbe.

2018 – Mary Portas in conversation about her new book, “Work Like a Woman”; Will McCallum, Head of Oceans at Greenpeace, on how to give up plastic; acclaimed novelist, Patrick Gale, talking about his latest novel, “Take Nothing With You”. We have former Labour Home Secretary, Alan Johnson, on his memoir “In My Life”; and authors, Christie Watson and Sam Guglani. Events for younger readers will include acclaimed illustrators Tony Ross and Michael Foreman as well as an entire day dedicated to schools across the 5 Valleys

2107 – Adam Horowitz,  John Dougherty, Polly Toynbee (right), Matthew Fort, The Emergency Poet, Hopeless Maine, Katie Fforde, Jane Bailey, Caroline Sanderson, Tracey Corderoy and introducing THE BIG READ, an initiative to get Gloucestershire reading the same book, which this year is The Snow Geese by William Fiennes, culminating in an author event at the festival.

2016 – Ian McEwan, Rachel Joyce, Jilly Cooper, Katie Fforde, Jamila Gavin, Hassan Akkad


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