Literary Leicester, 7-10 November 2012

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

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

Event Date Time Ticketed Book signing BSL
Terror Visions: Art, Literature and the Sublime Wednesday 7 November 1.00pm  
Picturing Romantic and Victorian Authors Wednesday 7 November 2.00pm      
Claire Tomalin talks about Charles Dickens Wednesday 7 November 6.00pm ticketed event book-signing  
Will Self Wednesday 7 November 7.30pm ticketed event book-signing  
Grassroutes: Eight Leicestershire Writers Thursday 8 November 1.00pm      
Second World War Codebreaking in Fiction, Drama and Television Thursday 8 November 2.30pm      
Leontia Flynn and Christopher Reid read from their poetry Thursday 8 November 6.00pm ticketed event book-signing  
Carol Ann Duffy reads from her poetry Thursday 8 November 7.30pm ticketed event book-signing  
Dickens Treasures: The Bi-Centenary and Beyond Friday 9 November 12.00pm ticketed event    
School of Hard Knocks: Medieval and Renaissance Students Behaving Badly Friday 9 November 1.00pm      
From Ace to Zoot Friday 9 November 2.00pm      
Dickens Week by Week Friday 9 November 4.00pm ticketed event    

EVENT CANCELLED

A Mutual Friend: Poems for Charles Dickens

Friday 9 November 7.30pm ticketed event    
Kes Gray Saturday 10 November 1.00pm ticketed event book-signing BSL
How to Draw Horses and Lots More with Jennifer Bell (9-12 years) Saturday 10 November 2.00pm ticketed event book-signing BSL
David Melling Saturday 10 November 2.15pm ticketed event book-signing BSL
Thomas Bloor Saturday 10 November 3.30pm ticketed event book-signing BSL
How to Draw Horses and Lots More with Jennifer Bell (5-8 years) Saturday 10 November 3.30pm ticketed event book-signing BSL
An Evening with Chris Mullin Saturday 10 November 7.30pm ticketed event book-signing  

British Sign Language interpretation on Saturday afternoon provided by Leicester-based Action Deafness Books.

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: David Clark, Corinne Fowler, Holly Furneaux, Martin Stannard

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

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E: litleic@le.ac.uk

Previous guests

Authors who have visited Literary Leicester include: Lauren Child, Louis de Bernières, Colin Dexter, Carol Ann Duffy, Michael Frayn, Amitav Ghosh, Germain Greer, Linton Kwesi Johnon, Penelope Lively, David Lodge, Roger McGough, Will Self, Colm Tóibín, Sue Townsend, Fay Weldon and Jaqueline Wilson

"A serious gathering, seriously run, with a seriously cosmopolitan audience... Even I enjoyed it..." Will Self

Literary Leicester 2017 is proud to be working in partnership with

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Attenborough Arts Centre

Held in partnership with First Story

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Leicester Arts Festivals

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