Programme of Events We are delighted to sponsor children’s author, Paeony Lewis, to visit Lavenham Community Primary School and spend a day working with the children on Friday 17 November

Each of the listings for the Festival weekend is covered in more detail in the following pages of this brochure. Events in Lavenham Village Hall, unless stated otherwise.


(5 pm) Charles Abel-Smith  in Lavenham Guildhall, Market Square

(7 pm onwards) Simon Barnes at the Festival Dinner in The Swan Hotel, High Street


(10.30 am – 4 pm) Creative Writing Course with ‘Wild Words’ in The Swan Hotel

(10 am) Clare Mulley

(12 noon) Daisy Hay

(2 pm) Sophie Hannah and Adèle Geras

(2.15 pm) Greg Votolato – PLEASE NOTE: This event will be held in the Upper Room at Lavenham Village Hall. The only access is via a staircase.

(3.30 pm) Tracy Chevalier

(5 pm) Tracy Borman

(2 pm)  Churchill – Panel: Andrew Lownie; Lawrence James and David Lough

(3.30 pm) Reverend Richard Coles



Teas, coffees and light refreshments provided by the Friends of Lavenham Library will be available for purchase at the Village Hall between sessions.

All proceeds will be used to support Lavenham Library.

Books of the authors appearing at the Festival will be available to purchase from the Waterstones stall and there will be opportunities for book signing.