Fostering The Arts & Spirituality In North Cornwall

North Cornwall Book Festival

DavidWhitleySigning LifewritingClass Jane Ray Workshop
PoetryLovers JamesSimpsonSigning Teatime

The 2013 North Cornwall Book Festival was enormous fun and a great success, to judge from all the feedback forms we received. The happy photographs above were taken by Patricia Niven, one of our two festival photographers. You can see more photographs of the festival and leave your comments to say what you enjoyed (or didn't!) about it on our Facebook page.

Dates for the 2014 festival are October 24-26, with Friday 24 October being taken up with our Booksurfers and Little Booksworms sessions so as to catch local schools before they break for the holiday. Invitations to some of our favourite authors have gone out and the signs are good that we can deliver as varied and attractive a programme as in 2013. Already confirmed among our speakers are Louisa Young, Richard Coles, Tiffany Murray, Philip Reeve, Maria McIntyre and Horatio Clare (so there's the year's shopping list for your book club...) There'll be another art workshop from Caroline Cleave and concerts from Trio Sospiroso and The Bookshop Band. Our confirmed programme will go online in the summer.

Most importantly, Friday afternoon's events will climax with the award ceremony for two prestigious competitions for young writers in Cornwall, the Charles Causley Children's Poetry Competition and the brand new Andrew Jolley Young Journalism Awards. The poetry prizes will be presented by our visiting poet, Lavinia Greenlaw and the journalism ones by our visiting journalist and humourist, John Crace. Do be sure your school or your children's school takes part so that we have a nice heap of entries to pick over! You'll find full details of both competitions and how to enter them by clicking here.

If you would like to volunteer as a steward, cook or ASM, please e mail euronwen@mac.com so we can have your details on file. If you booked a seat online with us in 2013 we will still have your contact details to reach you with details of the 2014 festival. If not, you can e-mail your details to ncbf@endelienta.org.uk and ask to be added to the book festival mailing list.


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