The line-up for the fifth Bishop’s
Stortford College Festival of Literature has been announced – and it promises
to satisfy all the senses.
on Saturday 1st February 2014, the week-long Festival will feature
restaurant critic and One Show food reporter, JAY
RAYNER, politician turned writer MICHAEL
PORTILLO, MasterChef 2013 semi-finalist SAIRA
HAMILTON, professor, medical doctor and scientist ROBERT WINSTON, popular performance poet PAUL COOKSON, supernatural fantasy author JONATHAN STROUD, award winning illustrator and
political cartoonist CHRIS RIDDELL,
editor of The New Statesman JASON COWLEY,
debut novelist JOANNA ROSSITER and
phenomenal storyteller, word wrangler and crowd tamer DEBS NEWBOLD. The Festival finale on Friday 7th
February will be a magical combination of live art, narration and music with
author and illustrator of the ‘Katie’s Picture Show’ series JAMES MAYHEW accompanied by the Bishop’s Stortford College orchestra.
addition, there will be the KIDS LIT QUIZ
for teams from local schools and other groups to enter, plus five open
afternoon events especially for local schools, including Puffin’s King of
Comedy and author of the ‘Famous Bottom’ series JEREMY
STRONG and SALLY GARDNER,
the 2013 winner of the prestigious Carnegie Medal.
for all the Festival’s open events will be on sale from Wednesday 13th
PLUS... THE FESTIVAL
SHORT STORY AWARD - entry deadline 18TH
renowned author-illustrator Liz Pichon has devised this year’s theme –
‘Excellent excuses’ – with some pictures to help spark the imagination. Run in
partnership with the Herts & Essex Observer, the popular pre-festival
competition is open to all adults and children aged six years and over, who
reside or attend school in the newspaper’s circulation area.
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