The programme for the sixth Literary Festival, which will take place on 15 to 17 November 2019, is now finalised, and includes great names such as Pam Ayres, Ian McEwan, Kate Mosse, Tracy Borman, and many more, as you can see below. There will also be a Creative Writing Workshop with Bridget Holding, which was so much appreciated at the last festival.
The Literary Dinner at the Swan in Lavenham will take place on Friday 15 November 2019, and we are fortunate to have as a speaker Ruth Jones, best known for her television writing, such as BBC 1’s Gavin and Stacey. It promises to be, again, a hugely entertaining and pleasurable evening.
Author Ruth Jones is best known for her outstanding and award-winning television writing – BBC 1’s Gavin and Stacey, in which she played the incorrigible Nessa, and Sky 1’s Stella, in which she played the titular role. She has won acclaim for her performances in BBC dramas Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Little Dorrit and Hattie, as well as comedies Little Britain, Saxondale and Nighty Night
(Please note that dates and times listed below might be subject to change closer to the date of the Festival.)
The Royal Army Medical Corps played a key role in the British war effort during the First World War, saving lives and preserving military manpower … Continue reading
Earl Mountbatten of Burma is one of the major British historical figures of the twentieth century. With a career which included Supreme Commander of Allied … Continue reading
Ian McEwan CBE was featured by The Times on its list of 50 greatest British writers since 1945. The author of 17 books, he has … Continue reading
Up in the Attic is the brand-new collection of verse from the nation’s favourite poet, Pam Ayres. With the same magic that has enchanted her fans … Continue reading
Poets Pauline Stainer and Rebecca Goss have long-standing connections to Suffolk and met when they both lived in the village of Hadleigh. Pauline was selected … Continue reading
Pauline and Rebecca will lead an interactive session about writing poetry and will talk about and read from their latest collections. Rebecca was selected by … Continue reading
Join editor and author Phoebe Morgan for a one-hour session on how to get published. Learn about the industry and find out what the publishing … Continue reading
We’re delighted to welcome back Bridget Holding who will be running a creative writing workshop on how to access our ‘natural storyteller’ and unleash … Continue reading
Tracy Borman returns to Lavenham with her new book about Henry VIII, famous for being the king who married six times. But it was … Continue reading
In the 1980s we gave up the future. When we look ahead now we imagine economic collapse, environmental disaster and the zombie apocalypse. But … Continue reading
The Burning Chambers is the first of a sequence of novels set against the backdrop of three hundred years of history from sixteenth century France … Continue reading
WILLIAM CLEGG QC, who lives in Lavenham, is a barrister specialising in serious crime. He has fought over 100 murder cases, more than any … Continue reading