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Event date: 27/09/2018 - 07/10/2018 Export event
Event Location: Crown and Mitre Hotel // Carlisle Library // Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery // Cakes and Ale Cafe // Cumbria's Museum of Military Life // Stanwix Arts Theatre
The popular literary festival returns to Carlisle for a fifth year.
Events will take place from Thursday 27 September to Sunday 7 October, with most taking place October 5-7.
Among this year’s highlights will be Susan Calman, comedian and radio/TV presenter; former Labour Minister, Chris Mullin, introduces his memoir, Hinterland; Radio 4 comedian, Robin Ince, provides some cheer as he tries to work out the human condition and investigative reporter Luke Harding reveals more on Trump and Putin.
2018 sees the inaugural Carlisle One World Talk by leading climate change expert, Mike Berners-Lee.
Poetry and performance will play an important part this year including the Scottish Makar (Poet Laureate) Jackie Kay, multi award-winner Don Paterson will play music and read poetry with Cumbrian writer Marie-Elsa Bragg. The Poetry Breakfast with Malcolm Carson will take centre stage once again in Tullie House.
World-renowned Shakespearian actor, Michael Pennington, recounts the demands put upon any actor in playing King Lear.
Fiction lovers can hear Booker Prize-winning author Pat Barker on her latest, Silence of the Girls. Joanna Cannon’s fans will love hearing about her new novel, Three things about Elsie and Carlisle writer M W Craven joins author Vaseem Khan in comparing Cumbrian and Indian crime stories.
There will be masterclasses on crime fiction and historical research; workshops on poetry, fiction, graphic novels, blogs, mindfulness and nature writing amongst others; films; a quiz; a poetry book launch and parenting tips from blogging sensation and dad, Matt Coyne.
Venues include the Crown & Mitre Hotel, Carlisle Library, Tullie House Museum, Cakes & Ale Café, the Museum of Military Life and Stanwix Arts Theatre.
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