The moment we have all been waiting for has arrived! The 2019 Felixstowe Book Festival is officially underway! After a barnstorming success with the fabulous Prue Leith last night, the festival weekend is now your oyster. We have a weekend ahead crammed FULL of creative writing workshops for young and old, non fiction events, historical and crime fiction events and poetry events plus a packed out programme for children and young people to boot!
We are delighted to be hosting TWO (yes two!) launch events for the 2019 festival. Head on down to the Orwell Hotel this evening to see festival favourites Martin Newell and the Hosepipe Band. This much loved group are returning to our festival to perform their ‘Greatest Hits’ package of East Anglian poems and music, which will prove for a wonderful start to the festival weekend.
Launching the 2019 children’s programme we are thrilled to welcome festival favourite Hayley Long and students from Felixstowe Academy as they showcase Felixstowe.docs. Hayley and her merry band of fantastic students have been working hard over the past few months on this special creative writing project to produce an anthology of creative writing all about our lovely home town, and tonight they will be presenting it to book festival guests. Exciting times indeed!
Don’t forget you can purchase your delicious festival books to be signed by visiting authors from the Stillwater Books stall at the Orwell Hotel. Now all that is left for me to say is… have a fantastic, book-filled festival weekend! See you on the other side…