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.

Paul Magrs on The Martian Chronicles

Reading Workshop

Saturday 12 August 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Novelist Paul Magrs explores The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury, stories about the colonisation of Mars. Although complete in themselves, they form a larger narrative framework, with the three parts punctuated by two catastrophes: the...

Joan Lennon & Paul Magrs: Sensational Sci-Fi

Age 12+

Saturday 12 August 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Be transported to faraway worlds with two fascinating writers. Joan Lennon's Walking Mountain involves a race against time to save the planet from disaster, while the second instalment in Paul Magrs' Mars trilogy, The Martian Girl, sees Lora struggle...