Tickets are still available for this year’s Literature Festival which kicks-off this week and includes a packed programme of events suitable for everyone, including a dedicated programme for children and young people.
This year’s festival includes a stellar line-up of some of today’s finest literary figures and personalities. Running from Friday 4 November and until the end of the month, a host of famous names will be holding events across the borough.
The festival opens with Kate Summerscale, author of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher and The Wicked Boy. Other highlights include award winning author Sebastian Barry who will be discussing his new novel, Days Without End, on Sunday 13 November in conversation with Erica Wagner.
Venues for events are spread all over the borough – including a gothic literature reading at Strawberry Hill House, the story of the National Trust Gangsters at Hampton Library and local author Andrew Lambert talking about the rich and curious history of Pirates, Castaways and Madness at Orleans House Gallery.
Fronting the children and young people’s programme is Zehra Hicks, who will be appearing at Kew Library talking about her book, the Flying Lemurs. Join Zehra for an exciting story telling session and the opportunity to create your own family of lemur finger puppets to take home. Other events include a comic workshop, popular local illustrator Axel Scheffler drawing from The Adventures of Pipi the Pink Monkey and a pod-casting workshop.