Welcome to our 3rd Literary Festival

Our third Festival promises to be bigger and better than before! We have some popular performers returning to us and lots and lots of new faces.

We are delighted to welcome The Oundle Bookshop, who will be proving a pop-up bookshop service for the first time this year.  Authors will be in the bookshop after their talks, signing books, posing for selfies and chatting to visitors.

Also, throughout the weekend, we are running a series of writing workshops for aspiring authors.  Taking place in our village youth club, they will cover every aspect of writing.  Look out for more details of this event.

Another new departure for us, is the film show on Friday evening.  As a lead up to the talk by Tricia Stewart on Saturday afternoon, we are showing Calendar Girls on Friday evening at 19.00. We are sure that this will be very popular so book your tickets early.

Back, by popular demand, is Mark Cary, repeating his amazing one man show ‘Into the Breach’ on Saturday evening and James Hornsby will bring our festival to what we know will be a memorable close with his version of ‘Oliver Twist’.


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Festival within a Festival – Writing Workshops

WE will be running a series of workshops for new and potential authors.  Taking place in our Youth Club, there will be a choice of two workshops, twice a day, on Saturday and Sunday.  Follow the links on our Events page, for full details.

Each Session will consist of two different workshops; with two differing themes, enabling you to choose which subject suits you best

Saturday 10.30 – 12.30:
Mike Richards: How to plot and structure a short story/novel
Pat Aitcheson: How to edit your writing

Saturday 14.00 – 16.00:
Mike Richards: How to write description and depict character
Monica Witherington: Writing children’s fiction

Sunday 10.30 – 12.30
Mike Richards: Techniques of writing from different points of view
Deborah Bromley: Writing Paranormal Fiction

Sunday 14.00 – 16.00
Mike Richards/Maggie Allen: Life and biographical writing
Rosemary Sturge: Writing historical fiction