Literary Leicester, 10-13 November 2010

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

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

Event Date Time Ticketed Book signing BSL
The Day Before Yesterday: Revisiting Post-War Britain Wednesday 10 November 6.00pm yes yes  
Grevel Lindop and Matt Merritt read from their poetry (New Walk magazine launch) Thursday 11 November 6.00pm yes yes  
Alice Oswald reads from her poetry Thursday 11 November 7.45pm yes yes  
Gordon Campbell and David Crystal discuss the King James Bible Friday 12 November 6.00pm yes yes  
Joanne Harris Friday 12 November 8.00pm yes yes  
Winnie the Witch Hat-Making Workshop (1) Saturday 13 November 12.30pm yes yes yes
Dominic Kelly, Storyteller Saturday 13 November 2.00pm   yes
Winnie the Witch Hat-Making Workshop (2) Saturday 13 November 3.30pm yes yes yes
Learn to Sign with Olli! Saturday 13 November 4.30pm   yes yes
Germaine Greer: Forty Years of Feminism and Fun Saturday 13 November 7.30pm £7/£5    

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

NB. The Saturday afternoon events are particularly suitable for children. 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: Holly Furneaux, Catherine Morley, Martin Stannard

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

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To request free tickets, or book tickets for Germaine Greer, please contact the Embrace Arts box office on 0116 252 2455 or call in person at Embrace Arts, Richard Attenborough Centre, Lancaster Road, Leicester LE1 7HA.

Box office opening times
Monday to Friday
10.00am to 6.00pm


For further information please contact Pritty Wadhia on 0116 252 2320,

For tickets, contact Embrace Arts (see above)

Access and parking

The Fielding Johnson Building South Wing is 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.

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Held in partnership with First Story

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