From a church to the Science Park, here are the venues that will host the Cotswold Edge Literary Festival…
Chipping Sodbury Baptist Church
It dates back to 1656, but the recent upgrade has made it a comfortable, modern venue. It will host one of our main speakers, the author and Times newspaper columnist Sathnam Sanghera. Famous for his memoir, “The Boy With the Top Knot’.
Bristol and Bath Science Park, Emersons Green
The Science Park is conveniently situated just off the ring road, with ample parking. The striking glass building is an attractive venue which will welcome one of Britain’s best known modern writer and broadcaster, Will Self.
Hamptons Delicatessen, Chipping Sodbury
The Hamptons Deli on Chipping Sodbury High Street has the honour of hosting two events in the Literary Festival. It kicks off the week with the visit of best selling local author Susan Lewis. She is sharing a high tea with fans of her over 50 books.
It’s also hosting a night of books and beverages. The owner of the Bristol Wine School, Tristan Darby will be taking people through mentions of alcohol in key works of literature – whilst tasting the wines and other beverages at the same time.
Winterbourne Academy has recently been taken over by the Olympus Academy Trust. It is a sponsor of the Literary Festival and is also involved in hosting events.
Children’s author AF Harrold will be entertaining local year 6 children at the academy as well as at another event at Meadowbrook Primary School in Bradley Stoke. AF also writes poetry for adults, and Winterbourne Academy will be hosting a poetry evening as well.
The festival has involved local writers in the week, and author Ali Bacon will be leading a local writer workshop with other local authors at the library. Surrounded by thousands of books, this is as good a place as any to hear what it takes to get published.