Events: The Times and Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival 2018

chelt-lit-fest-logoThe Times and Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival for 2018 is here.

The festival is now underway between now and Sunday 14th October.

The festival welcomes Writers, Politicians, Poets and Actors. Everyone is there to celebrate the written word. If you want my opinion, it seems like a brilliant way to spend a weekend.

Happening at various locations throughout Cheltenham, there are interviews, panels and talks as well as family events and it’s all happening over the next three days. There are some free events as well as ones that require ticket purchases.

Today (Friday,) events include a short introduction to autobiography, how to make the most of your garden, social media: find your tribe and Cheltenham Writes which celebrates local authors.

154_1jojo_moyes136LianeOn Saturday, there is a chance to spend the afternoon with Jacqueline Wilson, a talk about creating a career that works for you, Women’s adventure writing, from page to screen; a talk with Jojo Moyes and Liane Moriarty as well as a discussion with ‘We Need To Talk About Kevin’ author, Lionel Shriver.

Finally, on Sunday, there is a discussion with Andrew Miller and Simon Mayo who is taking his first step into fiction as well as a special festival episode of the Guilty Feminist podcast.

For more information on all the events on offer and on how to buy tickets visit:


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I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

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