Literary Leicester 2014

Wednesday 12 to Saturday 15 November

Will Self (© Michael Wildsmith)

Join us in celebrating the written word with a host of award-winning and renowned writers, fascinating talks and readings, performance and panel discussions.

2014 sees a fantastic line-up. With Booker-Prize winners, World War One, Will Self discussing his new novel, Eimear McBride, young adult and children's events for all ages, poetry, fiction, history and much more. Literary Leicester really does offer something for everyone.

See below for details of all events. Our full e-brochure is coming soon.

And remember, all of our events are completely free!

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Wednesday 12 November

6pm 'The Fateful Year: England 1914' with Mark Bostridge

7.30pm John Banville

10-11am 'Decadence, Diaries and Discovery': Evelyn Waugh

11.30am-12.30pm Andrew Mitchell: Darwin and the Voyage of the HMS Beagle

Thursday 13 November

1.45-3pm 'What's the Point of Young Adult Fiction?' A Panel Discussion (ages 13+)

6pm Poetry from Moniza Alvi and Carrie Etter

7.30pm Eimear McBride - A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing

2-3pm Fulke Greville and the Invention of History

4-5pm Inaugural Readings: Commissions by The Centre for New Writing


Friday 14 November

6pm Will Self

7.30pm Penelope Lively - A Life in Letters

12-1pm An Invitation to the Joe Orton Archive

2-3pm Telling Stories about the East Midlands in WW1

4-5pm Susanna Watts and Elizabeth Heyrick: Leicestershire Authors and Activists in the 19th Century

Saturday 15 November

11.30am-12.30pm Creepy Crawlies Workshop (ages 4-8)

1-2pm Anne Fine (ages 8-12)

2.30-3.30pm CBeebie's Cerrie Burnell (aged 4-8)

6pm Patience Agbabi retells The Canterbury Tales

7.30pm Celebrating Sue Townsend

4-5pm Discover Sue Townsend - The Archives



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