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Join our first literary festival

Literary Festival

Let’s bring stories to life! Join us for a series of unique and vibrant author talks, workshops, dance and poetry at our library service’s first-ever literary festival. From Saturday 26 October to Saturday 2 November, we’ve got something for everyone.

The event launches at South Hill Park with talented performance poet, Joseph Coelho and his latest book A Year of Nature Poems.

Back at the libraries, meet authors representing a wide range of genres from crime to thrillers to romance and non-fiction.

Feast on fantastic talks such as Anjana Chowdhury’s A Taste of India, Tessa Harris’ bawdy romp through the field of Georgian medicine and Isabel Rogers’ Life, Death and Cellos – a world of tone-deaf divas, alcohol and custard creams!

Non-fiction fans can enjoy the company of Alan Gallop with his latest book Heathrow Airport Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Learn how to solve crosswords and understand the history of the dictionary with Susan Purcell, co-editor of the Puzzler.

Beat writer's block with renowned author and journalist Sandra Danby. Join successful authors to develop new skills, network and learn about getting published.

Dance with friends and family with award nominated Hawk Dance Theatre.

Children can enjoy stories and wonderful characters. They can make their own puppies, find new musical sounds, and even create poetry with Bracknell's Poet Laureate Clare Bevan. Meet and interact with authors such as Fiona Barker (Danny and the Dream Dog) and Rachel Jane (Lil Cupcake).

Step into this “Bracknell” forest of make believe and celebrate Bracknell’s literary scene!

View all our literary festival events and find out how to book.

Access all areas festival pass

It costs just £15 to go to as many festival events you want.

Contact your local library for more information on buying a pass.

Contact information

Bracknell Forest Libraries

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