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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Hexham Book Festival 2009

As I am appearing in the M&B panel at the Festival on 2 May at 2:30 pm, I thought people might be interested. Sharon Kendrick is also doing a workshop in the morning.

25th April to 3d May 2009


Our new programme is now available, we will be sending out copies to all of you whose addresses we have, check out our web site, www.hexhambookfestival.co.uk book on line at http://www.queenshall.co.uk/ or Box Office 01434 652477

The Hexham Book Festival is bucking the recession by expanding! But tickets are still affordable so defy the economic gloom and let words be your currency. From Saturday 25th April to Sunday 3rd May you can get romantic with Mills and Boon writers, talk the politics of peace with Paddy Ashdown write poetry by starlight at the remote Kielder Observatory and mingle with committed foodies at the Garden Station, Langley. So join us for lively discussion, heated argument, passionate readings and stimulating entertainment all without breaking the bank. Look out for events at our new venues Forum Cinema and Gibside, Tickets from £2.50.
Authors in our 2009 line up include;
Susie Boyt
Patrick Gale
Philip Hensher
Claire Harman
Irma Kurtz
Libby Purves
Janet Street Porter
Benjamin Zephania

New talent from Northern authors and poets;
Andy Croft, Bill Herbert & Paul Summers
Ross Raisin
Richard Milward

Writing workshops from
Debbie Taylor
Maurice Riordan
Sharon Kendrick

For Children
Andy Cope with Lara the Spy Dog
Wild and wicked story telling from the Kingdom of Northumberland
Musical workshop for 4 to 7 year olds
Writing for teenagers from Sally Nichols & Judy Walker

Outreach events include on Saturday 25th April at Gibside Chapel a talk by Wendy Moore about her new book 'Wedlock: the remarkable true story of the extraordinary marriage between Mary Eleanor Bowes, the Countess of Strathmore, and Andrew Robinson Stoney, a debt-ridden Irish fortune-hunter.
On Sunday 3rd May; Two River Cottage authors Pam Corbin and John Wright will introduce their latest books on preserves and mushrooms in the surrounds of Langley Garden Station

Please note if you would like to be sent a copy of our programme please provide us with your address
info@hexhambookfestival.co.uk

Hexham Book Festival would not have been possible this year without the support of our main funder Northern Rock Foundation
Thank you also to
Beaumont Hotel
Cogito Books
Community Foundation
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
The Forum Cinema
Fentimans
Gillian Dickinson Trust
Gibside New Writing North
Mslexia
New Writing North
Northumberland National Parks
Northern Film and Media
New Writing North
Queens Hall Arts
Slaley Hall
Tynedale Council

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