Workshops

Workshops

Our popular workshops are back: get hands-on with activities, learn new skills and participate in engaging conversations. In the Close Read series, authors invite you to dive beneath the covers of their favourite books. Liner Notes is the musical companion, offering a close listen to iconic artists.

 

Workshop: Daniel Hahn on Translation

Monday 15 August 17:00 - 19:00

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As well as being a writer, editor and critic Daniel Hahn has produced more than 70 translations of literary fiction from Portuguese, Spanish and French into English, many of them award-winning. Today, Hahn leads you through the process of translating...
 

Workshop: Lizzy Stewart on Illustrating Your Reading List

Wednesday 17 August 10:30 - 12:30

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Many people keep a list of the books they’ve read, but why not make it an illustrated list? Choose your four favourite books of the year and bring images of their covers to this practical workshop with illustrator, graphic novelist and Book Festival...
 

Close Read: Open Book on Poetry

Wednesday 17 August 13:00 - 14:30

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Marjorie Lotfi and Claire Urquhart from Open Book, a charity which organises shared reading and creative writing groups, explore work from the poets who are sharing new collections at this year’s Festival. Expect an open discussion from the start –...
 

Workshop: Andy West on The Morality Clause

Thursday 18 August 10:30 - 12:00

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Is having a morality clause in an author’s contract a step forward or back? As publishers currently debate the pros and cons, author and philosopher Andy West looks at the relationship between art and morality throughout history. In this fascinating,...