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The Tornado Chasers Adventure Workshop

Ross Montgomery will be reading an extract from his new book The Tornado Chasers – a story of adventure, daredevils, ravenous bears and raining biscuits! Join the Costa Book Award shortlisted author of Alex, the Dog and the Unopenable Door for a workshop on writing stories about fears and adventure.

Queen's Hotel, Cheltenham

Sat 4 Oct


Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Translation Slam: One Text, Two Translations

An evening of competitive translation, pitting emerging translators against one another.

Bonar Hall, Dundee

Sun 26 Oct

£3 (Concessions £2) / 01382 434940

Part of Dundee Literary Festival.

  • 17:30 – 18:30

Wallace Stevens

The poet gives readings of his work, including The Emperor Of Ice Cream and Anecdote Of The Jar.

Kings Place, London N1

Mon 17 Nov

Hall One

£9.50 / 020 7520 1490

  • 19:00

Wasafiri's Words On The Water: Celebrating 30 Years Of International Contemporary Writing

Come and celebrate Wasafiri's 30th birthday on a river cruise that brings together six of the best writers for readings that cross continents and cultures in the capital - it will be one special afternoon of amazing 'words on the water'.

The William B River Cruiser, London SW1A

Sun 21 Sep


  • 14:00 – 17:30

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Wed 15 Oct

£7.50 (Children £6.50; £6.50; £6.50) / 01970 623 232

  • 19:45
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A chance to visit the beautiful Shetland Isles and soak up some literature. For its readings, writing workshops, children’s theatre events and book signings the festival welcomes writers of local, national and international renown.


Wed 12 Nov

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01595 743843

Thu 13 Nov

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01595 743843

Fri 14 Nov

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01595 743843

…and 2 more dates until 16 Nov

World War One Poetry In Translation

Poets Sir Andrew Motion and Sasha Dugdale give readings of poetry from the First World War.

Kings Place, London N1

Mon 13 Oct

Hall One

£9.50 / 020 7520 1490

  • 19:00

You Heard it Here First

Our popular open-mic session for new writing returns to the Festival, introduced by author Caroline Sanderson. Poetry, prose or fiction – bring along a five minute excerpt of your work to perform live on stage. Submissions from 7pm with readings from 7.30-9pm

Cheltenham Town Hall

Sat 11 Oct

Free but Ticketed / 0844 576 2210

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.