Richmond Upon Thames Literature Festival 2014


Letters. Words. Ideas. Tales. Talks. And a lot more, indeed! One of the most awaited events, the Richmond Upon Thames Literature Festival 2014 offers an enlightening and interesting mix of authors, commentators and literary figures enveloping everything from history and politics to music and photography.

Running throughout the beautiful month of November, the festival brings to you renowned personalities like the famous actor Sheila Hancock, designer Emma Bridgewater and journalist Peter Snow to name a few. Now in its 23rd year, the festival will run in interesting venues across the borough and has something for everyone. It also includes an interesting programme of events for kids along with other creative activities.

Here are some of the main events and programmes of the festival:

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Marc Allum…Allum’s Antiques Almanac 2015

Do you want to know about the things that excited the thoughts and imaginations of the world’s collectors? Roadshow specialist Marc Allum brings in his annual calendar to keep you updated with the facts, stories and tales of the art and antique market. Join in and know a lot about history, greed and obsession.

About him: Marc Allum is a roadshow specialist who has appeared on various television and radio programmes. Also a writer and art and antiques consultant, Marc contributes regularly to magazines

Where: Strawberry Hill House

When: Saturday, 22nd November 2014, 03.00 PM

Simon Barnes… Ten Million Aliens: A Journey Through our Remarkable Planet

In his new book, writer Simon Barnes tells us the factors that unite us. Come over and let him take you on a funny and instructive ride through the diverse animal kingdom. You will be amazed to see the wonders of the planet Earth.

About him: Award winning sportswriter, Simon Barnes is a nature writer and novelist.

Where: Old Sorting Office, Barnes

When: 23rd November 2014, 02.00 PM

Short Story Workshop

St Mary’s University Creative Writing department, as part of National Short Story week brings to you a public workshop understanding the values and rules of short story writing. The workshop is a great place for the curious and determined ones.

About Scott Bradfield: A short story writer and novelist, Scott Bradfield has got his work appear in the Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories.

Where: St Mary’s University

When: 24th November 2014, 07.00 PM

Writing Genre Fiction Workshop

In this workshop, writing teacher and novelist, Russell Schechter will look at some issues faced by writers who work in publishing fields. With a special emphasis on fantasy, horror and crime, the workshop will address issues of genre writing.

About Russell Schechter: Horror and crime fiction writer, Russell Schechter has his work published by the renowned St Martin’s Press.

Where: St Mary’s University

When: 27th November 2014, 07.00 PM

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Conclusion

So, if you are looking for a date with literature, Richmond Literature Festival is the place to be! Be it a panel discussion or a literary debate or if you want to pen down a story yourself, the festival has something for everyone.

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