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Bath Literature Festival
01 March, 2013 - 10 March, 2013
For nine days this historic city is transformed into a book-lover's paradise with over 120 literary events on offer. The programme is an eclectic and inspirational mixture of talks, debates and workshops, featuring historians, scientists, novelists, poets, and politicians. There are a number of free events - including poetry readings, and recordings of short story readings for BBC Radio 4.
There is a special focus on families, with lots of entertainment
available for children and events in local schools. There is also a
varied programme of writers' workshops, covering everything from
copy-editing and publishing your own work to honing your writing
The Festival takes place in a number of venues - the Guildhall is its base, but it also uses a number of theatres, galleries and the library - and because the town centre is compact, everything is within easy walking distance.
Writers appearing at the 2013 festival will include: JK Rowling,
Hilary Mantel, Kate Mosse, Darcey Bussell, James Runce and Sandi
The full 2013 programme is available here: