The event features authors including Michel Faber, Patrick Gale, Sarah Dunant and Richard Beard. Two highlights are talks by Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist, and Alice Oseman, 20-year-old author of Solitaire. And, for the first time ever, Gladfest will host a full programme of activities for young people including the So You Want to be an… Actor, Director & Scriptwriter events as well as storytelling and discussions on Shakespeare and Roald Dahl.
There are more than 20 talks and workshops taking place across the three-day literary festival as well as music, singing, crafts and delicious home-cooked food at the Food for Thought Café and the library’s famous Gladstone Cookies. There will also be lots of inspirational workshops for would-be writers from how to review your own work to how to be creative, and even how to inject fear and loathing into your writing!
To help celebrate the event, Writing Magazine has five pairs of tickets to give away, one for each of the following events:
- Alice Oseman, Solitaire on Saturday 5th September at 10am
- Michel Faber, Reflections on Saturday 5th September at 1pm
- Richard Beard, Acts of the Assassins on Sunday 6th September at 11.30am
- Simon Grennan, Dispossession: Adapting Anthony Trollope on Sunday 6th September at 2.30pm
- Robyn Cadwallader, What use is historical fiction? on Sunday 6th September at 4pm
**To enter, simply send your full name and address by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org by the 5th August, stating which event you would like to attend. Winners will be selected at random and contacted after the closing date.**
Story source: writers-online.co.uk