Literary Leicester, 13-16 November 2013

Celebrate the written word at the University of Leicester's sixth Literary Leicester festival.

New event added: Roger McGough (suitable for ages 7-12), Saturday 12.00pm

Entry to all events is free but some of the events are ticketed (see box on right for details).

EventTimeLocationTicketedBook signing
Wednesday 13 November
Andrew Mitchell and Natalie Halliday: A Byron Elegy 1.00pm Embrace Arts
Grassroutes: Three Leicestershire Writers 2.00pm Embrace Arts    
Richard III: Literary, Linguistic and Theatrical Perspectives 6.00pm Peter Williams Lecture Theatre ticketed event book-signing
Amitav Ghosh 7.30pm Peter Williams Lecture Theatre ticketed event book-signing
Thursday 14 November
Mary Ann Lund and Victoria Stewart: Bringing Up the Body: Detecting Richard III 1.30pm Embrace Arts    
Sarah Jackson and Michael Schmidt read from their poetry 6.00pm Ogden Lewis Suite ticketed event book-signing
Jo Shapcott reads from her poetry 7.30pm Peter Williams Lecture Theatre ticketed event book-signing
Friday 15 November
Julian North: The Lives of Percy Shelley 1.00pm Ogden Lewis Suite    
Martin Stannard: Love and Poverty: Ford Madox Ford’s Last Decade 3.00pm Embrace Arts    
Paula Byrne talks about Jane Austen 6.00pm Peter Williams Lecture Theatre ticketed event book-signing

A Conversation with Antonia Fraser

7.30pm Peter Williams Lecture Theatre ticketed event book-signing
Saturday 16 November
Roger McGough (ages 7-12) extra event 12.00pm Peter Williams Lecture Theatre ticketed event book-signing

Hibernating Animals Workshop with Reg and Ann Cartwright (ages 5-8)

1.00pm Ogden Lewis Suite ticketed event book-signing

Gillian Cross (ages 9+)

2.00pm Peter Williams Lecture Theatre ticketed event book-signing

Hibernating Animals Workshop with Reg and Ann Cartwright (ages 9-11)

3.30pm Ogden Lewis Suite ticketed event book-signing
An Evening with Michael Frayn 7.30pm Peter Williams Lecture Theatre ticketed event book-signing

NB. The Saturday afternoon events are particularly suitable for children (5+). The remaining events are unsuitable for children below the age of 12.

Between events there is an opportunity to meet the writers, have a book signed, enjoy a tour of the David Wilson Library, grab a bite in the Library Café or browse the shelves of our independent University Bookshop.

Festival organisers

  • David Wilson Library: Christine Fyfe
  • School of English: Corinne Fowler, Holly Furneaux, Martin Stannard, Harry Whitehead

This is the sixth Literary Leicester festival. The websites for the previous events are archived here.

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Contact

For further information please contact Pritty Wadhia on 0116 252 2320, pw108@le.ac.uk

For tickets, contact Embrace Arts (see above right)

Programme leaflet

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Download the programme (PDF) NB. This programme does not list the Roger McGough event.

Tickets

You can reserve free tickets by:

You can collect your tickets on the door or we can post them to you.

Or just pop in to Embrace Arts on Lancaster Road; the Box Office is open Monday-Friday, 9.15am-6.00pm.

Best Biography Tweet

Tweet a life story in 140 characters.

Judges from the Centre for New Writing will award first, second and third place to the best three twitter biographies. Open to writers everywhere. Send your entry to @NewWritingLeics before midday on 29 November 2013. The winners will be announced on the Centre for New Writing website in the first week of December

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.