Marlborough Literature Festival 2017 Events 28 September – 1 October

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September 2017

Kayo Chingonyi

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ellis Theatre, Marlborough College + Google Map

Kayo Chingonyi is a poet for whom location exists in language. He is joined at Marlborough LitFest by the wonderful dancer and choreographer Sean Graham. It is a scintillating collaboration exploring Chingonyi’s central themes: the transition between two worlds, ancestral and contemporary; between the living and the dead; between the gulf of who he is and how he is perceived.

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Will Self – Golding Speaker

September 29 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Assembly Room, Town Hall,
£12

Will Self has described being a writer as a privilege and a delight but he has no audience in mind. Although highly entertaining, when asked whether his glass is half full or half empty the answer is neither, but a glass which has the bottom broken.

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Edmund Gordon – The Invention of Angela Carter

September 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Assembly Room, Town Hall,

Did Angela Carter, author of The Bloody Chamber, The Magic Toyshop, Nights at the Circus and Wise Children create her own mythology as a new kind of writer, or was this persona shaped by real life?
This new authorised biography of Carter is the first major study of one of the most important and enigmatic post war writers.

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October 2017

Francesca Simon – The Monstrous Child

October 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Court Room, Town Hall, 5 High Street
Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 1AA United Kingdom
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The Monstrous Child will appeal to anyone over 11 with a taste for the mythological, the gothic or the macabre. It was shortlisted for the Costa Book Award and the YA Book Prize.

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