Litfest Blog

Tea with Capuchin Press

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Tea and some lovely chocolate cake was a perfect accompaniment to a talk from Capuchin Press. The team led by Emma (Editor), Struan (Managing Director) and Deana (Sales Manager) described the process of how a Capuchin Classic is picked, bought, created and finally sold to the public. Emma described to the audience the terms of […]

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Bella Bathurst and Susie Parr talk – overview

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

So earlier today the wonderful Bella Bathurst and Susie Parr talked about their relevant books ‘The Bicycle Book’ and ‘The Story of Swimming’. Both quirky and little documented subjects, Bella and Susie discussed their subjects and talked us through presentations highlighting the major discussion points of their books.   Susie Parr’s ‘The Story of Swimming’ […]

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Literary Quiz 2012

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

So the annual Marlborough LitFest literary quiz is out and about….this year with a bottle of champagne as the prize!!  If you’d like to enter online, see below for the questions, and send the answers to catherine@marlboroughlitfest.org along with your name, address, telephone number and email address. Please do also indicate whether you would like […]

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Day Two of the LitFest

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

So Day Two is in full swing at the LitFest 2012 here in Marlborough. The cafe is already fully stocked full of fresh, yummy treats and the first pot of coffee is already on. Today we start off with a bang with the great Judith Kerr talking about her famed ‘The Tiger Who Came To […]

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Thought of the day…

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

  “If you want to know a country, read its writers.” – Aminatta Forna. Aminatta Forna will be speaking at the LitFest on Sunday at 5pm in the Town Hall.

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Thought of the Day……

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

  “But what is the imagination for if not to grasp how the world feels to those who don’t think what you think?” – Howard Jacobson, The Finkler Question. Howard will be speaking at the LitFest this Friday at 7:30 in the Town Hall.

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Marlborough LitFest Word Cloud

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

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Children’s ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’ 8-11 years old competition – Winner and other entrants!

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

In honour of Judith Kerr’s famed children’s book The Tiger Who Came To Tea, children from around Wiltshire were asked who they would like to turn up for tea?

Children from schools around Wiltshire were asked to write their own short stories about when someone or something interesting came to tea. The winner of the competition was Alex Deadman, age 10, from Ramsbury’s Primary School, with his great story ‘The Minotaur Who Came To Tea’.

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Children’s ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’ Under 8’s Competition – Winner and other entrants!

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

In honour of Judith Kerr’s famed children’s book The Tiger Who Came To Tea, children from around Wiltshire were asked who they would like to turn up for tea?

From the under 8’s competition, the winning drawing was by Atticus Henderson, from Ogbourne St George Primary School.

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Official welcome to this year’s Marlborough LitFest by founder and author Mavis Cheek

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Welcome to our third Marlborough Literature Festival. Fiction is sometimes overlooked at festivals so we are delighted to bring to you a programme that contains much that is new and exciting in the world of authors’ imaginations. To highlight Marlborough’s long connection with Nobel Laureate and Booker Prize winner, William Golding, and in collaboration with […]

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