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The Buckingham Literary Festival


A four day Festival of authors, poets, dramatists and commentators with over 20 events all in the charming market town of Buckingham. From politics to poetry, from history to current affairs, comedy to crime – there is something for everyone.

When? June 14th – 16th, 2019

Where? The Radcliffe Centre, Buckingham, MK18 1EG

Who? 2019 – Louis de Bernieres, Elif Shafak, Luke Jennings, Conn Iggulden, Terry Waite, Nick Hewer, Harry Baker, Kathy Slack, Christopher Lee, Victoria Hislop, Adrian Wooldridge, Matthew Stadlen, Jane Wenham-Jones, Annabelle Dowler, Sunny Ormonde, Maggie Gee, Fanny Blake,Amanda Malben, Violet Moller, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, Julie Summers, Omar Meziane, Charles Cumming, Gerogina Godwin, Euan Cameron, Charles Ellilngworth, Leslie Cavendish, Annabel Leventon, Alison Baverstock, Gangsta Granny, Susannah Stapleton, Castle Theatre Company.

Download the 2019 Programme (PDF 2.70MB)

Website? Tickets and further information on Buckingham Literary Festival

Twitter? @bucklitfest 


Festival Director? Christopher Woodhead.

Established? 2016





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Minehead Literary Festival

A recent visit  to my Exmoor home reminded me of an event  taking place shortly

minehead_literary_festivalThe festival features presentations by four leading writers with ties to the area who will explore the importance of place in their writing.

To celebrate the Minehead Literary Festival a short story competition, with classes for adults and children, is being organised in the run-up to the festival. And an art exhibition will run from April 2 to May 6 at the Regal Theatre and Toucan Wholefoods with work by established local artists which will also focus on the theme of the importance of place.

When? Saturday April 27th

Where? Methodist Church Hall, 7 The Avenue, Minehaed, Somerset TA24 5AW



Who? Tessa Hadley, who heads the line-up of speakers at the festival, has just published her seventh novel Late in the Day to rave reviews, hailing her as ‘one of Britain’s finest writers of contemporary fiction’ (Thea Lenarduzzi, Vogue) and ‘one of the greatest stylists alive’ (Ron Charles, Washington Post).

BBC radio producer, writer and bird watcher Tim Dee will share his knowledge of the area and particularly his insights into the natural world. Tim is an exceptionally original storyteller, mixing autobiography with nature writing to captivating effect.

Best-selling author Pamela Holmes has been fascinated by the area since she lived and worked on a farm on Exmoor in the 1970s. Her warm and heartfelt novel Wyld Dreamers was published last Autumn and is loosely based on those experiences.

For the younger audience popular local writer Victoria Eveleigh will be giving an illustrated presentation about her much-loved series of books Katy’s Exmoor Ponies and The Horseshoe Trilogy. Tea Time with Tortie offers a chance to meet the best contemporary writer of pony stories around.

Festival Director? A non-hierarchical collective! Victoria Thomas, Monica Hartwel,l Fi Windle, Janet Styles, Pat Younger

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