The 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.
On 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: https://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/literature/
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