...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 programme will be available here in the autumn, or you can sign up to our newsletter for updates. Tickets go on sale 15th October 2014.
To whet your appetite for this winter treat, we will also be hosting three preview events in November. Don’t miss Nick Hornby, Marilynne Robinson and Clive James – visit www.cambridgeliteraryfestival.com/schedule for more details. Tickets are on sale now.
It's #NationalPoetryDay! Cambridge Literary Festival are participating in #thinkofapoem. "Keep your eye clear / as the bleb of an icicle / trust the feel of what nubbed treasure / your hands have known." Seamus Heaney, North. What are some of your favourite lines of poerty? Let us know!
It's #nationalpoetryday! Listen to William Sieghart, Founder of Forward Thinking, the Forward Poetry Prize and National Poetry Day talking memory and memorisation in poetry (02.21): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04jlygt Also check out (and take part in!) the exciting new Poetry and Memory Project (University of Cambridge): http://www.forwardthinking.org/?page_id=106
It's #NationalPoetryDay! Check out "The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion" by the amazing Jamaican poet, Kei Miller....and new winner of the Forward Poetry Prize!! You can read about Miller here: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/30/kei-miller-wins-forward-poetry-prize
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