Taking place from this week, The East Riding Festival of Words has plenty to offer residents in Beverley.
There are plenty of highlights starting this Thursday 18 October in Beverley at the Treasure House, with Ready, Steady FEST!
This event will see the bestselling author, Wendy Mitchell, who has shared her journey since her diagnosis with dementia at the age of 58. Furthermore, there is an evening with bestselling author, Val Wood, in the beautiful Beverley Art Gallery.
The ‘Dead Good Day’ takes place on Saturday 20 October at Beverley Memorial Hall. It is jam-packed with some of the grittiest crime authors.
Authors Stephen Booth, David Mark, Richard Vergette, Luca Vesta, Doug Johnstone and Stuart Neville will be at the event with even more joining them.
On the night at the Memorial Hall, crime writers will also be offering some musical entertainment. Fun Lovin’ Crime band will be performing what organisers are saying will ‘murder songs for fun!’
Even more for residents to look ahead to at the East Riding Festival of Words is the Free Book Discussion.
Taking place on Sunday it will be led by Local bestseller Cassandra Parkin. The topic of conversation will be one of the nation’s favourite books, ‘The Big Read’.
East Riding Festival of Words Will Run Into November
Councillor Richard Burton, the portfolio holder for leisure, tourism and culture, said;
“The new-look East Riding Festival of Words will be an exciting collection of events to suit all tastes, interests and ages.”
“Above all, I am looking forward to a varied mix of literary genres. Also theatrical performances in the libraries and lots for our young readers to enjoy!”
There will also be the ever-popular Children’s Festival, with a fabulous line up of fun authors, energetic storytelling and a healthy dose of toilet humour!
The Festival of Words will continue into early November with a play written by Elizabeth Godber called ‘The Memory Project’. This will be performed in East Riding Libraries across the area.