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).
|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|
|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.
- 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.