...the new name for Cambridge Wordfest. Our festival, founded in 2003, has now become a staple of the city’s cultural calendar. Every Spring and Winter we invite you to join us in venues in the city's historic centre to engage with the newest fiction, cutting edge commentary and science, workshops, children's events and lots more.
This winter, we host a boutique festival featuring seventeen specially-crafted events across a variety of genres: whether you’re into fiction, history, memoir, activism, nature-writing, or fairytales, we have something for you. The winter festival will take place Sunday 30th November 2014 – the full programme is now avaliable, or you can sign up to our newsletter for updates. Tickets are moving fast and have even sold out for some events - so get yours before they're gone.
Cambridge Literary Festival likes a link.
On a lighter note... Britain's much-loved poet and spoken-word artist Benjamin Zephaniah adds to the festive season by reminding us all to be kind to our turkeys this Christmas. Fun and catchy, enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1DKCaR9OzQ
Public libraries are in a 'state of crisis' and should 'emulate coffee shops' in order to survive. What do you think? Important stuff.
Pakistan-born British poet Imtiaz Dharker has been awarded the Queen's gold medal for poetry! Carol Ann Duffy, the current poet laureate, has praised Dharker as providing "a unique perspective and an essential voice in the diversity of English-language poetry." 'Of course! Who is not knowing this, that after Happy Diwali comes Merry Kissmiss! Impossible to miss, when allovermumbai, Matharpacady to A to Z Market, rooftops are dancing in chorus and alloversky is fully full with paper stars....' - Imtiaz Dharker, Mumbai? Kissmiss? http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/dec/17/imtiaz-dharker-queens-gold-medal-poetry