Festival Programme

Celebrating the appreciation of words in all their forms, and of writing and literature within Exeter and the surrounding area, through professionally organised and widely accessible literary events.

Details are being added all the time, so check back for updates!

Click an event title for more info and to book tickets.

Friday 5th November

Readers

Professional authors reading from their work.

9:30AM – 11AM

Parenting

Unmumsy Mum – Sarah Turner

Eternity Leave – Simon Kettlewell

11.30AM – 1PM

Parenting

Away with the Penguins – Hazel Prior

4PM – 5:30PM

History

Celebrating the City – Todd Gray and John Allan discuss the best books about Exeter

7:30PM

Headline event

Paul Atterbury, Bearnes

Writers

Expert advice from published authors with tips & tricks.

Saturday 6th November

Readers

Professional authors reading from their work.

9:30AM – 11AM

Displaced People

Mike Thompson Syria’s Secret Library

Khaled Wakkaa Human Crossings

11.30AM – 1PM

Displaced People

Neema Shah Kololo Hill

Davina Quinlivan Shalima

2PM – 3:30PM

Historical/Fantasy

Jane Johnson The Salt Road

4pm – 5:30pm

Historical/Fantasy

Fellowship of the Ring: 20th Anniversary In Conversation: Jane Johnson and Alan Lee

Writers

Expert advice from published authors with tips & tricks.

11.30AM – 1PM

Marketing/Writing

Social Media for Creatives Gillian Taylor

 

2PM – 3:30PM

Marketing/Writing

Blogs and Reviews Karen Huxtable Anne Williams Dan Bassett

 

4PM – 5:30PM

TBC

 
Sunday 7th November

Readers

Professional authors reading from their work.

12.30AM – 2PM

Crime

Lilja Sigurdardóttir Thomas Enger Will Carver Antti Tuomainen

2:30PM – 4PM

Historical/Fantasy

Ann Cleeves Martyn Waites Mick Herron?

Writers

Expert advice from published authors with tips & tricks.

9.30AM – 11AM

Writing

Stories for Magazines Angie Apps

 

11:30PM – 1PM

Writing

Louise Adjoa Parker Diversity for Writers

 

1:30PM – 4:30PM

Writing

Ken Elkes Flash fiction workshop

5PM – 7PM

Writing

Poets Greta Stoddart, Elaine Becket, Helen Evans, Gill Barr

The programme for this year’s festival is shaping up to be rather spectacular. To keep up-to-date with the latest news, just join our mailing list!

 

We are keeping everything crossed we will be able to run a normal set of events this year. But if there are restrictions still in place, priority will be given to members of the Friends Group. So if you want to be certain of your seats for this year’s festival (and let’s face it, we’re all looking forward to being able to get out there again), why not sign up today?

 

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2021 Competition

This year’s Short Story Competition is open now. With a word limit of just 750, it’s a chance to hone those flash fiction writing skills.

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