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StAnza 2018

7-11 March

One of the top poetry festivals in the UK, StAnza is famous for its friendly atmosphere and international focus, the place to hear favourite poets, discover new voices and enjoy the beautiful town of St Andrews and StAnza’s lively festival hub.

Choose from more than eighty readings, performances, discussions, poetry inspired installations and exhibitions and other cross-media performances in a range of atmospheric venues in and around the historic and lively town centre, take part in a wide range of workshops, a masterclass and open mic events, or just sit and enjoy the lively festival scene with a coffee or drink. This year’s themes are The Self and Borderlines and there will be our Going Dutch language focus (Dutch/Frisian/Flemish). Full programme online. Tickets on sale with concessions, bulk purchase and early bird discounts, and many free events.

Email:boxoffice@stanzapoetry.org

Tel: 01334 475000

www.stanzapoetry.org

London Book Fair

10-12 April

Olympia, West London The biggest trade event of the UK publishing year is increasingly offering events for writers and valuable insight into the worlds of publishing and self-publishing, with dedicated author programme Author HQ.

Reed Exhibitions, Gateway House, 28 The Quadrant, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1DN 0208 271 2124

lbf.helpline@reedexpo.co.uk

www.londonbookfair.co.uk

Cambridge Literary Festival

12-15 April

Central Cambridge venues The spring festival features leading writers from the worlds of literature, media, science, history, politics, philosophy and children’s authors

Anna Millward, 7 Downing Place, Cambridge CB2 3EL 01223 515335

admin@cambridgeliteraryfestival.com

www.cambridgeliteraryfestival.com

Crime Writers’ Association Conference

13-15 April, Shrewsbury venues Crime writers’ get-together exclusively for CWA members

director@thecwa.co.uk

www.thecwa.c.uk

Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival

21-29 April

Various venues in Cardiff city centre Literature Wales, Cardiff Council, Cardiff University, National Museum Wales 02920 472266

post@literaturewales.org

http://www.cardiff-events.com/

Wrexham Carnival of Words

21-28 April

Various venues in Wrexham Festival promoting reading and writing across Wrexham. 2018 features Vaseem Khan, Nicci French and Phil Rickman.

http://wrexhamcarnivalofwords.com/

Stratford Literary Festival

22-29 April

Stratford Artshouse, Rother Street, Stratford upon Avon CV37 6LU 8 days of author events, panel discussions, writing and craft workshops and events for kids 01789 470185

info@stratfordliteraryfestival.co.uk

www.stratfordliteraryfestival.co.uk

Cuirt International Festival of Literature

23-29 April

Venues in Galway Wide-ranging festival that includes intimate home-based ‘kitchen’ gatherings, talks on all aspects of the craft of writing and appearances by some of Ireland’s most respected literary figures Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street, Galway, Eire

info@galwayartscentre.ie

www.cuirt.ie

Chipping Norton Litfest

26-29 April

various venues including Chipping Norton Theatre and Town Hall the literary festival offers big names in small venues, all set in the beautiful Cotswolds countryside. ChipLitFest allows visitors extensive access to authors, this year including Rachel Seiffert, Jasmine Richards, Bali Rai and Mark Norfolk, providing a festival experience that is beyond words Chipping Norton Literary Festival, Windrush House, 55 Crawley Road, Witney 01608 642350

info@chiplitfest.com

www.chiplitfest.com

Hexham Book Festival

27 April-6 May

Queens Hall, Hexham Annual book festival with author talks and workshops Susie Troup, Queens Hall, Beaumont Street, Hexham NE46 3LS 01434 652477

info@hexhambookfestival.co.uk

www.hexhambookfestival.co.uk

Birmingham Literature Festival

27-29 April

City centre locations including Library of Birmingham Lively, diverse and accessible literary festival from Writing West Midlands, now celebrating its 21st anniversary Sian Buckley, Writing West Midlands, Unit 204, The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Birmingham B9 4AA 0121 246 3083

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