Join us for the Dont Feed The Poets festival finale with a whole host of literary readings, performances and workshops for all the family.
CHILDRENS EVENTS: ALL THREE EVENTS FOR £5.
11am - Charlotte Moore. Acclaimed Sussex author Charlotte Moore reads from her book WHO WAS WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR?
12 - Philip Ardagh. Best-selling childrens author (and former Bexhill resident) Philip Ardagh is probably best known for his Eddie Dickens novels, starting with Awful End, now in 30 languages and currently being developed for a series of films by Warner Brother. He is over two metres tall and very hairy. In an event packed with audience participation, he'll be talking about two of his favourite subjects: books and HIMSELF!
2pm - Louis De Bernieres and The Antonius Players. The famous author performs poetry and songs with his band The Antonius Players. Great fun, be prepared to join in!
ADULT EVENTS: Each event £5 or £10 for all three events
11am Writing For Publication. Workshop and discussion hosted by playwright and novelist Susannah Waters. Following a career as an opera singer singing in many of the leading opera houses in the world, Susannah Waters now works as a writer and director. Her first novel, Long Gone Anybody, (Black Swan, 2004) was short-listed for the Pendleton May First Novel Award, and her second, Cold Comfort, was published in February 2006, by Doubleday. Susannah is an Associate Tutor in Creative Writing at the University of Sussex and for the Arvon Foundation. The session will focus on how to develop your writing towards publication.
3.30pm Eat My Shorts. Quality short stories hosted by Richard Evans and featuring one of the region's sharpest writers Ros Barber, special guests Catherine Smith and Tamara Howard and winners of the festival short-story competition.
To enter with a story of no more than 2,000 words please send typed manuscripts to Richard Evans, Short Story Competition, 53 Eversfield Place, St.Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN37 6DB or e-mail email@example.com by November 10th. Winners recieved signed books by festival authors and a chance to read/have your work read at the above event. The overall winner will also recieve £50 from Don't Feed The Poets.
5.30pm Louis De Bernieres. Louis de Bernières is best known for his internationally bestselling novel, Captain Corellis Mandolin, which won the Commonwealth Writers Prize in 1995 and has been translated into 11 languages and adapted for film. His books are loved for their entertaining blend of comedy, tenderness and horror, and for their sharply observed, sometimes raunchy, satire. Louis will read from and discuss his latest book Birds Without Wings, which was shortlisted for the 2004 Whitbread Novel Award and the 2005 Commonwealth Writers Prize.
'Louis de Bernieres is in the direct line that runs through
Dickens and Evelyn Waughhe has only to look into his world, one senses, for it to rush into reality, colours and touch and taste' Evening Standard