Fostering The Arts & Spirituality In North Cornwall

North Cornwall Book Festival 2015

Dates for the 2015 festival are October 23-25th, falling on the October half-term weekend. The festival can no longer happen at Trefelix so will be based up at St Endellion, symbolically confirming it as a baby sister to the Easter and Summer St Endellion music festivals.

Once again the Friday will be devoted to two strands of schools events, with secondary schools in the morning and primary schools in the afternoon, climaxing in an awards ceremony for young writers. If you think your school would like to send some children along please e mail Lisa Cooper (click on her name) to register your interest (space is limited!) and to receive more details. There'll then be a parralel programme of events for smaller children conveniently alongside the talks for adults over the weekend.

The programme has yet to be set in stone but we have some wonderful writers coming. For adults, we have Neel Mukherjee, Julia Copus, Patricia Duncker, John Lanchester, Alison Mercer, Miranda Carter, Miranda Seymour, Jenny Balfour-Paul and Philip Marsden. Not forgetting our chairman, Patrick Gale. Younger readers can be transported by Christopher William Hill, Jill Murphy, Caroline Cleave, Veronica Lamond, Sally Crabtree, Moray Laing, Chris Higgins, Tim Bowler, Steph Haxton and Lu Hersey. Added to which there'll be workshops on romantic fiction, starting your novel, poetry, papermaking, illustration and writing for children, so watch this space.

If you would like to volunteer as a steward, cook or ASM, please e-mail Ronnie Wood so she can have your details on file. If you booked a seat online with us in 2014 we will still have your contact details to reach you with details of the 2015 festival. If not, please go to the Join Our Mailing List page. And if you're on Twitter, you can follow us through the year: @NCornBookFest.

Matt Haig Marquee by night Horatio and Tiffany
Nighttime audience Christopher William Hill in action Writing Class

This is just a selection of the lovely photographs taken at the 2014 festival by Daniel Hall, one of our two festival photographers, whose work you can admire in full on our Facebook page.

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