The Marlborough Literature Festival brings together author talks, interviews, creative writing workshops, children’s activities and poetry events to the beautiful, historic town of Marlborough (just a short train ride from London). This year’s line up includes Booker Prize Long-listed author Andrew O’Hagan, Salley Vickers, Alexander McCall Smith, Helen Dunmore, Neel Mukherjee, poet Gillian Clarke and Peter Kosminsky (director of the BBC’s adaptation of Wolf Hall). They’ve also got children’s author Ian Whybrow, a workshop on how to write teen fiction with Jasper Fforde, creative writing with Sarah Butler and an open-mic poetry event in the local pub! This year the Big Town Read (a massive book club discussion) is Rachel Joyce’s The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.
The full programme can be viewed here.
Tickets can be booked online via The Pound Arts Centre, who are also available on 01249 701628.
More information can be found on http://www.marlboroughlitfest.org