Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival

13th to 17th September 2017

The 9th Budleigh Literary Festival takes place beside the sea with five days of events celebrating books and writing.

Headline speakers include Dame Hilary MantelJeremy VineAlan Johnson, BBC’s Bridget KendallRev Richard Coles and Nobel Prize Winner, Dr Shirin Ebadi.

A weekend of events for children includes War Horse creator, Michael Morpurgo and the programme includes workshops in writing a family history, hand lettering and paper cut-outs. 

 

Logo courtesy of budlitfest.org.uk

Ottermouth image by Devon artist Evelyn Bartlett

Festival Programme

Rachel Cooke & Mark Haddon, 2016. Photo by Mike Rice 

 

Wednesday 13th September:

PROFESSOR DAVID CRYSTALThe Story of Be

ALASTAIR SAWDAYTravelling Light

DAME HILARY MANTELIn Conversation

PHILIP HOARERisingtidefallingstar

REVEREND RICHARD COLESBringing in The Sheaves

 

Simon Garfield, 2016. Photo by Mike Rice 

 

Thursday 14th September:

WORKSHOP - WRITING A FAMILY HISTORY OR MEMOIRMeg Sanders

STEPHEN MOSSWonderland - A Year of Britain's Wildlife

ALEX PRESTONAs Kingfishers Catch Fire

ELIZABETH DAY, AMANDA CRAIG AND PAULA COCOZZAIn Our Time - Contemporary Fiction

OWEN SLOTThe Talent Lab

DAVID KYNASTONTil Time's Last Sand - The History of The Bank of England

DR SHIRIN EBADIUntil We Are Free

 

Marquee, 2016. Photo by Mike Rice 

 

Friday 15th September:

WORKSHOP - CALLIGRAPHY AND HAND-LETTERINGAthena Cauley-Yu

SARAH PERRY AND TIM PEARSTime Travel - Writing the Past

PAULA BYRNEThe Genius of Jane Austen

LUCY HUGHES-HALLETTPeculiar Ground

JAMES HOLLANDThe War in The West

JEREMY VINEWhat I've learnt: What My Listeners Say 

 

Inside the Marquee, 2016. Photo by Mike Rice 

 

Saturday 16th September:

WORKSHOP - CREATIVE PAPER CUTTINGChristine Green

CHARLES SPENCEGastrophysics - The New Science of Eating

NICHOLAS CRANEThe Making of Britain

ALAN LEEThe Art of Drawing Tolkien

KEGGIE CAREW AND MIRANDA DOYLEMemoir - Bending The Truth?

SOPHIE HANNAHThe Nuts and Bolts of Crime Writing

BRIDGET KENDALL MBEThe Cold Wae: Stories from The Big Freeze 

 

Singers, 2016. Photo by Mike Rice 

 

Sunday 17th September:

DR SAM WILLIS AND PROFESSOR JAMES DAYBELLHistories of The Unexpected

ALLISON PEARSONHow Hard Can It Be?

ALAN JOHNSONThe Long and Winding Road

MICHAEL MORPURGO OBEToto - The Dog-Gone Amazing Story of The Wizard of Oz

Festival Programme

View the full programme. 

For full details and to purchase tickets, please go to: budlitfest.org.uk

(The Festival programme is correct at time of publication.)