Felixstowe Book Festival 1st-2nd July

Felixstowe Book Festival returns this weekend for a fifth year of talks, readings, book signings and workshops with over sixty writers to entertain adults and children.

The weekend opens on Friday 30th June at the Orwell Hotel 7pm with an evening of music and poetry around the legend of the Green Children, from Martin Newell and The Hosepipe Band.

On Saturday morning you can catch Breakfast with the Cafe Poets at 9.30am, biographer Julia Jones at 9.45am and children’s author Alwyn Hamilton in the Library at 10.30am.

Other highlights include appearances by Festival patron Esther Freud, Louis De Bernières, A.L. Kennedy and Tracy Chevalier... plus former Director General of MI5 Stella Rimington, discussing her latest novel ‘Breaking Cover’, and Louise Doughty, best selling author of ‘Apple Tree Yard’.

Authors making welcome return visits include Terry Waite CBE speaking about his book ‘Out of the Silence’ and Alison Weir talking about her novel ‘Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession’.

Children and teen events include a teddy bear’s picnic with Jane Hissey, cartoon fun with Gary Northfield and in the Library on Sunday from 2pm-3.30pm Five Have Fun In Felixstowe with Rapscallion Theatre celebrating 70 years since Enid Blyton’s first Famous Five book was published, with a chance to crack codes and decipher clues to help The Five solve a mystery. .

There will also be writing workshops, the results of an adult short story competition and a book trail round the town – entry forms from the Library or The Orwell Hotel .

There will also be a Festival cafe at The Orwell Hotel in Hamilton Road

Please visit the website for the full schedule (timings and venues). www.felixstowebookfestival.co.uk

Except where otherwise stated, adult prices are £8.00, concessions £7.00.

Tickets can be purchased online from the New Wolsey Theatre at www.wolseytheatre.co.uk (01473 295900) or on the Festival website. Or at the event on the day.


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