literature

University Centre Shrewsbuyr reading group
02 Nov 2017
A free event is taking place at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) to discuss the Victorian classic novel, The History of Sir Richard Calmady by Lucas Malet. The book, written in 1901, was outsold only by Rudyard Kipling’s Kim and caused much controversy, prompting one commentator to remark that “certain passages of it are quite as bad and immoral as anything that Zola has written.” But who is...
Historian and TV presenter Alex Langlands will be appearing at the Shrewsbury Festival of Literature
24 Oct 2017
International authors, poets, storytellers and historians will descend on Shrewsbury from November 24 to 26 for the town’s second annual Festival of Literature. Among the headline names taking part are the artist and poet Frieda Hughes, archaeologist and TV presenter Alex Langlands and author and screenwriter Stef Penney. Fifteen events – ranging from author talks, readings and story-telling to...
22 Mar 2017
Shrewsbury Bookfest is proud to present its ‘May Festival’ programme for 2017. This event,  described as ‘a beacon of excellence amongst literary festivals’ by their patron, author Michael Morpurgo, is their annual children’s literary extravaganza, with authors, illustrators and artists coming to this beautiful town to share their creative secrets, showcase their work and meet their fans. Since...
18 Nov 2016
The first-ever Shrewsbury Festival of Literature kicks off next week and organisers are urging people to get their tickets in advance. A huge variety of author talks and workshops are taking place across Shrewsbury over three days between November 25 and 27. It all starts with a launch reception at Prestfelde School’s Blackburn Theatre at 6pm on Friday November 25, followed by Jonathan Coe in...
Author Peter Parker to give talk on Housman Country on October 12.
29 Sep 2016
Fans of A.E. Housman’s ‘A Shropshire Lad’ will get the chance to learn the secrets behind the famous poetry collection and its author when a distinguished biographer visits Shrewsbury to talk about his major new book. Peter Parker, who appeared at this year’s Hay Festival, will visit Shrewsbury on Wednesday October 12 to talk about his latest work ‘Housman Country: Into the heart of England’. The...
Neil Rathmell - Shropshire author
12 Mar 2015
A Shrewsbury based author is celebrating this week, after receiving the news that two of his recent books are to be available from another county outlet! Neil Rathmell is pleased to report that both his books, ‘Vive Le Mole’ and ‘An Englishman and his Mother Abroad’, are available to purchase from Castle Bookshop in Ludlow, on the Market Square. Vive Le Mole is a tale of love and intrigue, a...
Neil Rathmell - Shropshire author
06 Mar 2015
Anyone with an interest and passion for literature and original writing, will appreciate the website of author Neil Rathmell, based just outside Shrewsbury. Neil’s website provides a mix of interesting plays, short stories - and a weekly blog too. One of the latest online offerings, is Peter - a short story offered in six daily instalments. The literary website is just one avenue of Neil’s varied...
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