The Richmond Literature Festival is well underway and so we’ve created a guide of our top five not to be missed talks in the coming weeks! Tickets are limited to make sure you book to avoid disappointment on the day.
Alexander Langlands – Craeft - November 11th at 3pm
This Saturday Alexander Langland delves into our growing obsession with craft when faced with mass manufacturing and a disposable culture. Through a ‘collection of his own personal experiences in the role and history of craft’, Langland explores how it can affect society past and present.
The popular broadcasters book emerged over a fifteen-year career in archaeology, historic farming and from his own experience in researching and practicing traditional crafts whilst running a small holding. Langland passionately defends the importance of craft on his energetic endeavour to find the lost meaning of the word which once “possessed an almost indefinable sense of knowledge, wisdom, and power”.
Local Blood – A Panel Discussion with Local Authors Michelle Birkby, Emma Curtis and Jess Kidd - November 15th at 7pm
Renowned crime authors Michelle Birkby, Emma Curtis and Jess Kidd team up to discuss writing processes, recent novels and of course crime in a highly anticipated panel discussion next Wednesday!
One not to be missed if you’re partial to intrigue and mystery, Local Blood promises to be an entertaining evening of suspense and unease!
James Hayes – Shouting in the Evenings - November 16th at 7pm
Next week, join Richmond local James Hayes on a thespian journey through Limerick, London and New York. Having appeared in more National Theatre plays than any other living actor (fifty-three!) Hayes discusses his memoir and a career in theatre that spans over fifty years.
Through the course of his profession, Hayes has worked with house hold names Maggie Smith, Laurence Olivier and Ian McKellen to name just a few. Filled with juicy tit bits of backstage gossip Shouting in the Evenings has been described as a loving ode to the Theatre and easily makes it on our ‘not to be missed’ list this year!
Clover Stroud – The Wild Other: Recovery and Loving in the Wild - November 17th at 7.30pm
Join journalist, writer and mother Clover Stroud in conversation with award winning journalist Sarah Tucker about her memoir ‘The Wild Other’. Follow Stroud in her search for home after her mother’s catastrophic accident turned her idyllic childhood upside down, prompting Stroud to embark on a journey that traverses’ boomtown Dublin and the plains of Texas.
From Texan cowgirl to well respected journalist and mother Stroud’s fascinating life story has been described as a ‘thought provoking’ book that explores the ‘hinterlands of grief’ as Stroud develops in to a woman and loving mother in her own right.
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