All Events

There are events for just about every age and interest at the Book Festival, bringing readers and writers together for inspiration, entertainment and discussion. Around 1000 authors appear in over 800 events, including novelists, poets, scientists, sportsmen, illustrators, comics creators, historians, musicians, biographers, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides.

Richard Beard on W, Or the Memory of Childhood

Reading Workshop

Sunday 27 August 11:00am - 12:30pm

Novelist and non-fiction writer Richard Beard discusses W, Or the Memory of Childhood by Georges Perec. This semi-autobiographical work alternates between memoir and fiction, illustrated with photographs from Perec's childhood. It is a commentary on...

Richard Beard & Graham Caveney

Lest We Forget

Sunday 27 August 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Graham Caveney was born in Accrington to parents who believed education was his ticket to a different life. His headteacher was his mentor, but also his greatest abuser. In Cornwall, Richard Beard and his brother Nick were playing in the waves. Nick...