Mon, 15/04/2013 - 10:10
Former Bloomsbury editorial director Liz Calder is launching a UK version of FLIP (Festa Literária Internaçional de Paraty), the Brazil-based literary and cultural festival she and her husband, former Bookseller editor Louis Baum, co-founded and have run for the past 10 years.
FLIPSIDE will take place from the...
Thu, 11/04/2013 - 12:01
Actress Juliet Stevenson and poet Jo Shapcott are among those taking part in the all-female line-up for a one-off performance of Sylvia Plath's poetry collection Ariel.
Forty performers will read a single poem from the restored edition of the original manuscript of Ariel. The event, which takes place on 26th May...
Fri, 15/03/2013 - 14:52
Lindsey Davis, Jeffery Deaver and Peter James are to take part in this year’s Crimefest, which takes place from 30th May to 2nd June.
Deaver will host a Thriller Writing Seminar as part of the festival’s Crime Writing Workshop.
Agents taking part in the Pitch an Agent strand include Camilla Wray, Broo Doherty and...
Fri, 15/03/2013 - 08:15
Literary agency David Luxton Associates is partnering with Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) to launch the first UK literary festival dedicated to sports writing.
The London Sports Writing Festival will take place at Lord's from 17th to 21st October, with the London Evening Standard also supporting the eventl....
Thu, 07/03/2013 - 06:27
Author Audrey Niffenegger, actor Rupert Everett and musician Jarvis Cocker are to take part in this year’s London Literature Festival.
The seventh annual festival takes place at the Southbank Centre from 20th May to 5th June 2013.
Niffenegger will introduce her new novel The Raven Girl, which she has adapted...
Mon, 18/02/2013 - 08:57
Children’s books publicist Mary Byrne is planning to attract more teenagers to this year’s Hay Festival, following her appointment as programmer of the Hay Festival’s children’s strand, Hay Fever.
Byrne succeeds Sophie Lording in the role, following Lording’s move to take up a post at the BBC’s...
Wed, 06/02/2013 - 09:59
The Hay Festival is to open its own bookshop at the event this spring, having previously worked with local shop, Pembertons.
Pembertons closed in 2012 and its owner Diana Blunt has retired, with the Hay Festival organisers now taking the "Hay Festival Bookshop" in-house. Gareth Howell-Jones, previously of Waterstones...
Wed, 30/01/2013 - 08:30
Chorleywood Bookshop in Hertfordshire, which already runs the Chorleywood Literary Festival, is to hold a book festival for children.
Carol Ann Duffy, Rachel Bright, Simon Mayo, Laura Dockrill [pictured] and Jez Alborough are among poets and authors holding events at The Great Little Litfest, which will run from 9th to 15th March and...
Mon, 07/01/2013 - 15:18
The idea for the Bristol Women’s Literature Festival came after a panel discussion event with the writer Bidisha called Where are the Women?, organised by me and some colleagues from the Bristol Feminist Network and Bristol Fawcett.
It was the culmination of a four-year project looking at the representation of women in the...
Wed, 22/08/2012 - 08:45
Children’s publishers should seize more opportunities to work with literature in translation, according to Sian Williams, organiser of the Children’s Bookshow. The travelling festival is welcoming fresh funding support from Quercus, Penguin and Hachette as it celebrates its tenth birthday.
Bookings for this year’s...