Date(s) - Saturday, 29th June
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Lowdham Book Festival ends its twentieth year with its traditional “last Saturday”, including the region’s biggest book fair, lots of free talks for adults plus a children’s programme, a cafe, and a day out in the country (well, ten miles from Nottingham).
The main festival is organised by The Bookcase in Lowdham, but the last day by Five Leaves.
Contact us for stall details.
Full programme timing in due course but here’s the skeleton:
Difficult issues? Not so difficult issues? Troy Jenkinson (The Best Mummy Snails in the Whole Wide World about children with lesbian parents, Rose Robbins (Me and My Sister about having a sibling with autism) discuss writing books about “issues” for younger children.
Watson Fothergill – an illustrated talk by Darren Turner
John Harvey – a Lowdham regular – returns to read more crime fiction
Stephen Booth – and more crime fiction, set in the Peak District
Bird Therapy with Joe Harkness – about depression and bird watching – how becoming a bird watcher saved Joe. The power of nature!
Gabriel Stewart – a young man decided to walk randomly round Britain, author of I Went for a Walk
Shoestring Poetry Hour – writers to be announced
Nick Jabber on Epic Europe, about myths and stories from around the continent.
Darren Simpson (Scavengers) and Kate Mallinder (Summer of No Regrets) write for teenagers. Find out about teenage fiction!
Elizabeth Cook presents her new historical fiction book, Lux
Protest and Power: the battle for the Labour Party with journalist David Kogan
Susan Finley author of Nottingham fiction: Games Workshop, Broadway Cinema, Nottingham Post, all Nottingham institutions with a starring role in her book Our Lady of Everything
Clare Harvey – “don’t mention the war” – writing character-based fiction about WW2, particularly women.
This Way for the Cheap Seats – Andrew Graves on working class film, with a strong Nottingham element. Illustrated by film clips.
Ruth Charnock on Joni Mitchell
The Milkman and other novels from the north of Ireland – talk by Deirdre O’Byrne