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York Literature Festival highlights
1:46pm Saturday 31st March 2012 in Books
Don’t forget: this weekend sees the return of the York Literature Festival, after a year’s absence.
The festival kicked off on Thursday, but it runs through to tomorrow: so there’s still a chance to catch up.
For the full festival programme, visit yorkliteraturefestival.co.uk
Meanwhile, here are a few highlights of the remaining events…
Matt Haig: To Be A Cat
Matt Haig is the author of three novels, including the bestselling The Radleys, about vampires living in Bishopthorpe. At this event, Matt will read from his new book for children, To Be A Cat, published in March 2012. Matt isn’t a cat, or a vampire, but he does live in York.
Venue: Waterstone’s. Time: 3pm.
Tony Benn and Roy Bailey: The Writing on The Wall
Venue: Temple Hall, York St John University. Time: 5pm- 7pm. (Doors open at 4.30pm). Tickets: £18.50 from York Theatre Royal Box Office /01904 623568.
York Talent Cabaret: Words, Music and Laughter with Anneliese Emmans Dean, Henry Raby, Rob Nightingale, Mike Barfield & Union Jill
Venue: Temple Hall, York St John University. Time: 8-10pm.
Tickets: £8 from York Theatre Royal Box Office on 01904 623568.
The Dickens Enigma - John Bowen In Conversation
John Bowen, the author of Other Dickens: Pickwick to Chuzzlewit, discusses the life and work of Charles Dickens for the bicentenary of the Victorian novelist’s birth.
Audience questions are welcome.
Compered by Miles Salter.
Venue: York Central Library - Garden Room. Time: 11.30am - 1pm. Tickets: £4 From York Theatre Royal Box Office - 01904 623568.
Dickens Before Sound
A rare chance to see silent movies films depicting some of the stories of Charles Dickens Venue: City Screen. Time: 3-5.30pm. Tickets: Adults £8.20, members £6.20 from 0871 902 5726
Poetry Afternoon, with acclaimed local poets Jack Mapanje, Antony Dunn, Abi Curtis and Carole Bromley
Venue: Friargate Theatre. Time: 3-5.30pm. Tickets: £7 from Friargate Theatre on 01904 613000.