Our full programme for October 2012 is now online and on sale. From 6-14 October we’ve a 10 day programme packed full of talks, music, art and family events from a host of authors including Polly Toynbee, A.L. Kennedy, Val McDermid, Peter Hook, Gavin Esler and Stuart Maconie.
Over the next few months we’ll be looking at some of our festival themes in more detail, but these include:
Dinner, Discussions and Debates
Sci-Fi, Self-publishing, Royal Reporting and author discussions with Val McDermid & NJ Cooper, AL Kennedy, Tim Ewart, Helen Rappaport, David Hine, Adam Christopher, Samit Basu and Justina Robson
Talks by eminent political commentators Polly Toynbee and Gavin Esler
Boys in Bands
Members of two of Manchester’s most iconic bands (Joy Division’s Peter Hook and Inspiral Carpets’ Tom Hingley) speak about their respective memoirs
We celebrate the wealth of literary talent in Yorkshire and the North and discuss how Northern identities have served as inspiration with Ross Raisin, MY Alam, Wes Brown, Jack Sheffield, Dave Simpson and Stuart Maconie
Our clutch of events with Gillian Rogerson, Conrad Burdekin and Stephen Waterhouse for ilttle bookworms are all free, fun and hands-on!
See you this Autumn…