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. For an overview of the programme, click here.

Our Guest Speaker at the Lavenham Literary Festival Dinner on Friday 15 November will be Ruth Jones actress, screenwriter and author of Never Greener a warm, witty and wise story of life’s second chances and the dangers of taking them. 

Ruth is best known for her outstanding and award-winning television writing: BBC’s Gavin and Stacey in which she plays 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 Night Night.

Hannah Beckerman will be in conversation with Ruth about her move.  Hannah has worked as a television producer and Commissioning Editor.  She is now a full-time author, journalist and broadcaster and a regular guest on BBC Radio 2 where she discusses the latest book releases.  She chairs events at literary festivals throughout the UK and has been a judge for numerous book prizes including the Costa Book Awards.  Her novel If Only I Could Tell You is a compelling and moving story about family relationships.

(Please note that dates and times listed below might be subject to change closer to the date of the Festival.)