Read more on the authors speaking at this year’s inaugural Cotswold Edge Literary Festival…
Susan Lewis lives in South Gloucestershire and is a prolific – and best selling – author. She might have been born in Bristol and is enjoying life back in the area now, but in-between life was a roller coaster ride played out in the south of France and California. She’s the author of almost 50 books, including two memoirs. We are proud to have Susan kick off the literary festival with a high tea event in Chipping Sodbury.
When: June 16, 3.30pm and 5.30pm. Tickets £8.50 (includes tea and cake) + Booking Fee
Will Self has had a long, distinguished and sometimes controversial career. His output is prolific, not only in novels and short stories, but also in magazine and newspaper writing. He’s also a regular broadcaster on radio and television. We are delighted to welcome him to our first literary festival.
When: June 20, 7pm – 9pm (doors open 6pm). Tickets £10.50 + Booking Fee
An evening of learning about drink in literature is led by Tristan Darby, the owner of Bristol Wine School.
Tristan Darby has experience spanning over 20 years in the catering, hospitality and wine trade – working in the kitchen, front of house, bar, retail and education – interspersed with time touring as a professional actor and singer.
Tristan is drinks columnist for The Bath Magazine and the Bristol Magazine, and is a judge for both the Bristol and Bath Good Food Awards.
Tristan has earned a great reputation for the educational but un-stuffy wine courses and wine tastings he delivers, so expect to feel welcome, have fun, and learn soemthing new in relaxed and friendly surroundings.
When: June 21, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Tickets cost £20 (includes wine tasting)
Sathnam Sanghera is perhaps best known for his best selling novel, The Boy With The Top Knot, an account of growing up as the son of Punjabi parents in Wolverhampton. It was recently made into a BBC film. Sathnam has also written the critically acclaimed Marriage Material, and you can find his writing more regularly in The Times newspaper.
When: June 23, 7pm to 9pm (Doors open 6.30pm). Tickets £10.50 + Booking Fee
AF Harrold will be holding an event for primary schools children in the afternoon, but adults can enjoy his poetry, and his humour, at Winterbourne Academy in the evening.
When: June 19, 7.30pm (Doors open at 7pm)
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