The programme for Bristol’s first ever literature festival which begins next month has now been launched.
The festival, ‘Unputdownable’, which will run from the October 14-23, will feature homegrown writing talent, as well as visiting authors, poets and performers.
More than 50 events make up the festival’s programme, showcasing writing from a wide range of genres. Interactive sessions with authors will see festival goers exploring big names as well as unknown, high-quality work.
Featured authors range from Nick Park to Milton Jones, and GP Taylor to Rachel Ward, plus Masterclasses in getting published, and writing for children.
Well known comedian, Simon Day, will also be appearing at the festival. Simon, who is most famous for his role in “The Fast Show”, will be showcasing his book Comedy and Error on Sunday, October 16 at St Stephens Church.
Other events include an exciting opportunity for Bristol’s budding writers to be published on the festival website alongside with established names, have festival goer’s stories and poems read out live by the ‘Human Juke Box’ and a Landfill Speakeasy event with canapés and cult writers.
Events will take place at venues across Bristol including Hamilton House on Stokes Croft, Foyles bookshop and the Old Coroner’s Court.
Booking is now open, with many events free to attend. To find your nearest event visit www.unputdownable.org for the full programme or phone 0117 230 5177 for more information.