Launch precis of 2013 Stratford Literary Festival
PUBLISHED: 13:13 11 March 2013 | UPDATED: 19:50 05 April 2013
The 6th Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival kicks off on 21st April for two weeks of authors events, fascinating panel discussions, creative writing workshops, getting published clinics, and even a literary/film quiz
The 6th Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival kicks off on 21st April for two weeks of authors events, fascinating panel discussions, creative writing workshops, getting published clinics, and even a literary/film quiz.
Headline names already appearing at the festival, tickets for which go on sale in the middle of February, include author, traveller and Python Michael Palin, elder statesman Tony Benn, best-selling creator of War Horse Michael Morpurgo, award-winning screen writer William Nicholson, comedian Tony Hawks, as well as BBC European correspondent Gavin Hewitt, broadcaster Edward Stourton and Costa shortlisted biographer Artemis Cooper. There will be foodie chat with The Fabulous Baker Brothers and The One Shows Jay Rayner, Kate Humble will be wooing us with the joys of rural living, and extreme adventurers Jason Lewis and Robert Twigger will be explaining what makes them take the risks they do.
Budding writers can learn the skills of the trade from the award winning Louise Welsh, and a top level historical fiction panel. Theres advice on the different roots to seeing your work finally in print including a self-publishing session. The Festival, once again with the support of Stratford Town Trust, will also be putting on events in schools throughout the region, including with bestselling young Bond writer and actor Charlie Higson and Winnie the Witch illustrator Korky Paul, and working on reading projects with older members of the community.