This year's Literary Leicester Festival to pay tribute to Sue Townsend

Posted by ap507 at Oct 27, 2014 05:05 PM |
The seventh annual festival of the written word takes place from 12-15 November featuring famous authors and a variety of events

Leicester’s literary legacy will be celebrated by a host of award-winning writers, novelists and poets at this year’s University of Leicester annual free public Literary Leicester festival, taking place from 12-15 November.

The festival - a feast of factual and fictitious prose - will be delivered by a multitude of writing talent over four days and includes author Will Self, Leicester children’s writer Bali Rai and Leicester-born former children’s laureate Anne Fine, author of the novel that became the smash-hit film, Mrs Doubtfire, starring the late Robin Williams.

The star-studded collection of wordsmiths will also pay tribute to the late Leicester author and Adrian Mole creator Sue Townsend, who died in April, as well as engage in discussions about Charles Darwin, Evelyn Waugh and the Canterbury Tales.

All of the main events will be held at the University’s Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, in the Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, except the Creepie Crawlies Workshop, which will take place at New Walk Museum.

Fringe events will take place at the University’s art’s centre, Embrace Arts – except Decadence, Diaries and Discovery, which will be held at Leicester Central, and the Sue Townsend and Joe Orton archive event, which will both be held at the University’s David Wilson Library