The 5th ArchWay With Words Book Festival features 20 events over 8 days opening with Rock Star of the Literati Will Self. We are proud to host two of Britain's most exciting, prize-winning
Young Adult fiction writers, Patrice Lawrence and Alex Wheatle, presenting their latest books. The mighty Harriet Walter will speak about playing Brutus and her other leading Shakespeare roles and we're thrilled to present Professor Steve Jones speaking about 'Revolutionary Science in the Age of the Guillotine.'
There's new novels with Lisa Jewell and Tina Seskis spinning thrilling tales of disappearances, Dan Carrier's whimsical look at the eccentricities of London and Andrew Wilson's novel which imagines what might have happened if Agatha Christie found herself in the middle of one of her own mysteries. Neil Spring presents the sequel to the televised 'Ghost Hunters' and another TV star cmes in the form of chef and 'Nutrition Revolutionist' Dale Pinnock. We have three ultimately contemporary writers from 'Britain's favourite book of 2016' The Good Immigrant: Darren Chetty, Wei Ming Kam and Kieran Yates tell us what they're working on now. There's more science from Dr Emily Shuckburgh of the British Antarctic Survey presenting a straightforward introduction to the complex issue of climate change. There's a day of non-fiction delights featuring a playful look at umbrellas in literature with Marion Rankine, Jeffrey Boakye presenting 'Hold Tight', his book about the history of Grime Music that's also a DJ set; punk photographer Chris Low on 'Exhibiting Subcultures' and a deconstruction of David Lynch's masterpiece Mulholland Drive with cinephile and lecturer Mary Wild. And it's story-time at Archway Library with Ifeoma Onyefulu's captivating tales of traditional Nigerian village life, a newly translated Moomin story from Moomin historian Ant O' Neill and 5 fantastic short form writers from Arachne Press. A poetry treasure-trail from Kate Bingham, a rip-roaring show about Joan Littlewood from writer-performer Gemskii and a free concert of jazz numbers from the WTW big band top off the entertainment. And best of all - most events are only a fiver!!
For the full story, schedule, and tickets, please visit www.archwaywithwords.com.
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