...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 spring, the festival had a smart new look and more events than ever. We welcomed over 100 authors to Cambridge for six days of outstanding book and spoken-word events (click on the photogallery or social media links above to see the photos). We also welcomed some wonderful new partners:
- Our new national media partner, the New Statesman
- FlipSide, the Suffolk-based festival of Brazilian Literature, to co-present three exciting Viva Brazil events
- And former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo, our newest patron, who's taking a special interest in helping us develop our Children's event programme.
Our next festival will take place Sunday 30th November 2014 – the programme will be available here in the autumn, or you can sign up to our newsletter for updates.
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Congratulations to Festival Patron Ali Smith who has just been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for her new novel 'How to be both'! We can't wait to hear Ali talking about this book at our winter festival on 30th November. http://www.themanbookerprize.com/news/man-booker-prize-fiction-2014-shortlist-revealed
Three cheers for Eleanor Catton... http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/02/eleanor-catton-grant-time-to-read-the-luminaries
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