Tunbridge Wells Literary Festival 2023

Tunbridge Wells Literary Festival 2023

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May 11 - May 14
Free – £15

The Tunbridge Wells Literary Festival will return to the town after a successful debut in 2022.

Coming to Tunbridge Wells Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th May, the festival will have a diverse range of events at the Assembly Hall Theatre, the Amelia Scott, Royal Victoria Place, The Forum and One Warwick Park. Last year’s inaugural festival was a resounding success, with attendance figures of over 1,600 visitors across its four day run, and this year, with the backing of Arts Council England including an offer of over a thousand free tickets for children, as well as the generous support of Berry & Lamberts Solicitors and RBC Brewin Dolphin, the festival aims to be even bigger and better than before! Brand new events for this year will include the first ever TW Comicon and the TWLF Local Writer’s Fair.

Expect an exemplary cast of authors and illustrators, ranging from internationally acclaimed industry veterans to the local, the young and the new, whose wonderfully diverse work within the literary sphere explores a true variety of subject matters, from Biography, Non-Fiction and Political contributions to a smorgasbord of Sci-Fi, Crime, Drama, Romantic Comedy, and even Comics, Graphic Novels and Manga!

You can expect to see a leading cast of authors and illustrators, ranging from internationally acclaimed industry veterans such as Sir Michael Parkinson (My Sporting Life) and Sheila Hancock (Old Rage), to popular writers such as Dorothy Koomson (The Ice Cream Girls, My Other Husband), Michael Rosen (Better Things), Ghost Stories writers’ Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman (The Warlock Effect), comedian and author Bec Hill (The Slime) non-fiction crime including Her Honour Wendy Joseph (Unlawful Killings: Life, love, murder: Trials at the Old Bailey), contemporary non-fiction from Carrie and David Grant (A Very Modern FamilyStories and guidance to nurture your relationships) and Gyles Brandreth (Elizabeth: An Intimate Portrait) and free childrens’ fiction events including Manjeet Mann (The Crossing) and Vashti Hardy (Brightstorm series). Plus many more to be announced!


View the full events program here: Tunbridge Wells Literary Festival 2023 Line-Up by TWBC-Culture – Issuu

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