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March 2020

Festival Podcast: The Stone King by Claire Dean

Throughout the month of March our podcast telling the story of The Stone king will be free to download .This is a fabulous way to interact with our beautiful Williamson Park. Listen to the story of The Stone King as you walk around the park being led by the storyteller! ...
01 Mar - 31 Mar
All Day

Illustration Day: Workshop 1 — Petr Horacek

Petr Horacek, author and illustrator of many picture books, such as Silly Suzy Goose, A New House for Mouse, Elephant, Puffin Peter, The Greedy Goat and Blue Penguin will read, draw and talk. ...
14 Mar
11:30 am
Lancaster Library
Market Square, Lancaster LA1 1HY

Illustration Day: Picture Book Panel Discussion

We will conclude our illustration day with a panel including both our workshop leaders and many more figures from the world of picture books. Join us for this fascinating discussion packed with insight into the creative process and this wonderful creative area of the publishing industry! ...
14 Mar
2:30 pm
Lancaster Library
Market Square, Lancaster LA1 1HY

Lars Mytting

We are delighted to welcome leading Norwegian writer Lars Mytting to open the festival's fiction strand. Celebrated for publishing Norwegian Wood, one of the most unlikely non-fiction bestsellers of recent years, Lars Mytting is also the author of the immensely successful novel, The Sixteen Trees of the Somme. ...
14 Mar
3:00 pm
The Storey Auditorium
Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TH

A.C. Grayling — The Good State: On The Principles of Democracy

In A. C. Grayling’s new publication The Good State he warns that ‘there is a ticking time-bomb at the heart of our representative democracy and in more than fifty countries around the world. Join us for this intriguing talk at Lancaster Library as A. C. Grayling explores what ‘The Good State’ could look like. ...
15 Mar
11:00 am
Lancaster Library
Market Square, Lancaster LA1 1HY

New Gulf Literature

Kuwaiti-American writer Layla AlAmmar and Emirati writer Eman Al Yousuf read and discuss their fiction with Dr Lindsey Moore, Reader in English Literature at Lancaster University. ...
15 Mar
7:30 pm
Lancaster Library
Market Square, Lancaster LA1 1HY

On Rejection: A workshop

Being an artist or a writer means to long for connection with others and to be seen while also facing what sometimes may seem like constant rejection. Come to this workshop delivered by Inés to work on different exercises – and even some magic – that will help you feel energised rather than stale in whichever creative enterprise you are pursuing. ...
17 Mar
7:00 pm
Waterstones King St
2-8 King St, Lancaster, LA1 1JN

Stacey Halls in conversation

Stacey Hall’s debut novel took the literary world by storm exploring the fascinating tale of Fleetwood Shuttleworth who was the mistress of Gawthorpe Hall at the time of the Pendle Witch trials. In her highly anticipated second novel, The Foundling, she explores families, se-crets, class, equality, power and the meaning of motherhood. Stacey will be interviewed by Rachel Pollitt, Manager of Gawthorpe Hall. ...
18 Mar
7:30 pm
Shire Hall, Lancaster Castle
Castle Parade, Lancaster LA1 1YJ
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