Marlborough Literature Festival 2017 Events

28 September – 1 October

See the full programme below or view the brochure.

Online ticket sales now available, or please call the box office at Pound Arts 01249 701628, or visit the White Horse Bookshop, Marlborough in person (cash or cheque only).

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September 2017

Kayo Chingonyi – Kumukanda

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ellis Theatre, Marlborough College
£10

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.

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Under 5s Storytelling

September 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Marlborough Library, 91 High Street
Marlborough, SN8 1HD United Kingdom
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Following our popular event last year we are running a story telling session aimed pre-schoolers in Marlborough library. This year the stories will be told by Tor Burt, a professional nursery teacher. Sponsored by St Francis School

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Will Self – Phone

September 29 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Marlborough Town Hall, 5 High Street
Marlborough, SN8 1AA United Kingdom
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£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
Marlborough Town Hall, 5 High Street
Marlborough, SN8 1AA United Kingdom
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£10

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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Under 8s Storytelling

September 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
White Horse Bookshop, 136 High Street
Marlborough, SN8 1HN United Kingdom
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Storyteller Teresa Masterson has delighted young children at previous readings.  

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