Koomson's Hove festival line-up revealed

Koomson's Hove festival line-up revealed

The line-up for the inaugural Hove Book Festival, founded and curated by author Dorothy Koomson will include authors Lynne Truss, Bethan Roberts and Simon Toyne.
 
The festival, created to celebrate storytelling for all ages, will run from Thursday 3rd April to Saturday 5th April 2014.
 
Other authors that have been confirmed for the event are Alexandra Heminsley, Araminta Hall and Eleanor Moran. There will be a range of events including ‘Write by the Sea’; ‘The Big Book Quiz’ hosted by BBC Radio Sussex and Surrey presenter, Sarah Gorrell, appearances from ‘Stripy Horse’ and a series of ‘How to...’ writing sessions.
 
Koomson said she set up the festival “to celebrate and share my love of reading, books and really good story-telling”. She commented: “We’re very fortunate with the line-up for the Festival – we have brilliant authors and experts on board, so I’m really excited to get the opportunity to buy their books and have them signed for me. Setting up Hove Book Festival has been a labour of love and I’m looking forward to hearing what all of the authors and experts have to say.”
 
Events will take place at Hove Library and The Hove Centre, Hove Town Hall, with support for The National Literacy Trust, the charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK. WHSmith and British Bookshops, Hove are confirmed as the official Festival booksellers.