Coming soon - Literary Leicester 2014

Michael Frayn answers audience questions at the 2013 Festival.

The 2014 Literary Leicester festival will take place from Wednesday 12 November to Saturday 15 November.

Join us in celebrating the written word with a host of renowned writers, fascinating talks and readings, performance and panel discussions. This year:

  • John Banville
  • Antonia Fraser
  • Eimear McBride discusses her novel A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing
  • Patience Agbabi reinvents The Canterbury Tales
  • Children's events including CBeebies' Cerrie Burnell and Anne Fine plus a 'Creepy Crawlies' poetry workshop with Candlestick Press at New Walk Museum.
  • 'Remembering Sue Townsend' with Bali Rai and guests (plus a fascinating talk on the University Library's Sue Townsend archive collection)
  • World War One with historian Mark Bostridge
  • 'What's the point of Young Adult Fiction?' - a panel discussion with authors, agents, editors and local students
  • Joe Orton - 50 years of Entertaining Mr Sloane
  • poetry from Moniza Alvi and Carrie Etter
  • local authors, Evelyn Waugh, new poetry and performance about Charles Darwin, the history of 'History' and much more...

All Literary Leicester events are 100% FREE to attend (some popular events may require booking in advance).

This website is currently being revamped and will be back in fine new form well before the festival. Keep an eye out for the full schedule online and in brochure form this summer.

In the meantime, you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and festival information.

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If you have any queries about Literary Leicester, please contact or call the School of English office on 0116 252 2620.

Access and parking

All venues are fully accessible for disabled visitors. Limited parking is available on campus and at the satellite car park on Welford Road. Visitors are advised to use public transport.