02 November 2012
Now in its 8th year, the Folkestone Book Festival will play host to a packed week of entertaining live performances from well known and emerging authors and poets including a wide number of events for children and young people.
05 October 2012
This October three Yale authors will be taking the stage at the Cheltenham Literary Festival. In the midst of a dazzling array of speakers, ranging from JK Rowling to Kofi Annan, Yale authors Nicholas Roe, Chris Williams and Alison Pargeter will be taking part in talks exploring the nuances of their work.
Thursday, 13 September 2012
Blenheim Palace Literary Festival, Woodstock, 12 noon
Women’s reading has been a cause of controversy across the ages, with many men fearing it would lead women to neglect their duties and even that it would make them sexually licentious. Belinda Jack, author of The Woman Reader, explains how despite this, there were always men and women who promoted women’s literacy and were often prepared to face considerable risk to do so. Jack introduces us to a series of women with a passion for reading and books – from a Babylonian princess to New England mill girls. She also explores modern reading trends among men and women and censorship on reading in countries such as Iran.