Tuesday, 23 October 2018

York Literature Festival March 2019 and Northern Fiction Alliance Roadshow, 24 October 2018

With details of the Northern Fiction Alliance Roadshow in October, an event with Diarmaid MacCulloch in December, and the York Literature Festival in March 2019 and more, here is the latest information from York Literature Festival:

15th to 30th March 2019

Festival Newsletter - October 2018.

We are excited to confirm that the York Literature Festival returns next year, running from Friday 15th to Saturday 30th March. The programming is currently underway so please keep your eyes on our website and social media for further information.
To entice you during the months before the festival why not take a look at the selection of literary events below.

SAVE THE DATE: York Literature Festival presents Diarmaid MacCulloch
York Literature Festival has just confirmed an exciting event with renowned historian Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, taking place on the evening of Friday 14th December. Diarmaid will be in conversation with Dr Angela Ranson regarding his new book Thomas Cromwell: A Life. Details regarding tickets will be revealed soon so make sure you save the date and watch out for more information.



Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival | 18 – 21 October 2018
The Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival, picked by Harper’s Bazaar as one of the UK’s Best Literary Festivals, has become the hot ticket on the national Festival circuit thanks to its stellar line-up of literary names in beautifully intimate settings. Hosted over a long weekend and now in its eighth year, the Festival celebrates great writing by bringing best-selling authors, influential politicians, comedians and stars of the stage to share their stories with a programme designed to entertain and inspire. This year’s line-up features John Simpson, Dr Jane Hawking and Gill Sims (of Peter and Jane fame), alongside Nick Hewer, David Starkey, Isabel HardmanHenry Cole, Julie Summers, Robin Ince, Conn Iggulden and many more. Don’t miss a Yorkshire Post Literary Lunch to remember as Alan Johnson shares the soundtrack to his life, as well as a sparkling evening celebrating wine with the greatest taster of his – or any - generation, Oz ClarkeThere will also be a special recording of the BBC Radio 4 Round Britain Quiz.
Full programme here http://bit.ly/RHLF2018

Northern Fiction Alliance Roadshow
Wednesday 24 October | 6pm - 8pm 
The Northern Fiction Alliance is an exciting collective of publishers joining together to showcase publishing in the North of England. Manchester’s Comma Press and The York Centre for Writing at York St John University are delighted to host the first #NorthernFictionAlliance Roadshow in Yorkshire, following the sell-out success of the inaugural Roadshow event in Manchester last year. This event will see the members of the Alliance – some of the most innovative and exciting indies in the UK – showcasing their work. Come along to hear from some of the most interesting writers and publishers currently working in the UK.
Publisher and authors reading on the night will include:
And Other Stories, with Northern Book Prize winner Amy Arnold
Bluemoose Books
Comma Press, with Gaia Holmes
Dead Ink Books, with SJ Bradley
Peepal Tree Press
Tilted Axis Press, with Hamid Ismailov
Valley Press, with Nora Chassler

Connecting independent publishers with new writers, booksellers, festivals, bloggers, journalists and readers, this event will serve as an opportunity to establish new contacts and to celebrate the new work being produced in the North of England.
Tickets for the event are £3.60 and include a glass of wine or soft drink on arrival. Go here
 Find out more about the NFA at northernfictionalliance.com and about the York Centre for Writing at yorksj.ac.uk/york-centre-for-writing/

Competition Closes 30th November 2018

Our headline sponsor, Baillie Gifford is once again offering you the opportunity to win a luxury break in Edinburgh.  Indulge in your love of books with a literary tour or a visit to one of Edinburgh’s monuments or museums dedicated to literature.  In August, you can attend the world-renowned Edinburgh International Book Festival, or try one of the many shows on offer at the International or Fringe festivals.  In December, Edinburgh’s City Centre is transformed into a winter wonderland, with fairgrounds, Christmas markets and twinkling lights.  Whatever the time of year you can enjoy a vast choice of historic attractions, galleries, shopping, live events and stunning gardens. 
The prize is for two people and includes three night’s accommodation in the majestic 5-star Balmoral Hotel, with breakfast each morning and access to the Balmoral Spa.  Also included are first class rail tickets, eight-course tasting menu on one evening in the renowned Restaurant Mark Greenaway, and two-day Royal Edinburgh tour tickets with entry to Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Royal Yacht Britannia. 
To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize all you need to do is complete and submit the entry form .  Terms and condition apply.

York Literature Festival Board of Trustees

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