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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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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