Literary Leicester, 9-12 November 2011

Celebrate the written word at the University of Leicester's fourth 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
The Empty Family; an evening with Colm Tóibín Wednesday 9 November 6.00pm yes yes  
An evening with Bali Rai Wednesday 9 November 7.30pm yes yes  
The Catcher in the Rye 60 years on Thursday 10 November 1.00pm no no  
Alan Jenkins and Ian Parks read from their poetry
Thursday 10 November 6.00pm yes yes  
Grace Nichols and John Agard: 'Sunris' and 'Man to Pan' Thursday 10 November 7.30pm yes yes  
Lives of the Romantics on Screen Friday 11 November 1.00pm no no
Hermione Lee From Memory: Literary Encounters and Life Stories Friday 11 November 6.00pm yes yes 
Who Owns a life? Literary Biography Today Friday 11 November 7.30pm yes no
Freddie and the Fairy and other stories with Julia Donaldson
Saturday 12 November 2.00pm yes  yes yes
Jonathon Green and Julie Coleman discuss the future of the history of slang Saturday 12 November 6.00pm yes no  
An Evening with Alan Hollinghurst Saturday 12 November 7.30pm yes yes  

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

NB. The Saturday afternoon event is 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, Catherine Morley, Martin Stannard

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

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