Festival 2017 'At a Glance'

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Saturday, 30th September 2017

Vivien Jones Workshop
11:00am - 1:00pm, Carlisle Cathedral (The Prior's Room), £10.00
Cathedral Treasures 1 - Creative writing inspired by old or unusual objects
Judith Notley Performance
2:00pm, Carlisle Library, £5.00 (FREE for children)
Judith Notley as Beatrix Potter

Monday, 2nd October 2017

Diane Hinds Event
2:00pm - 4:00pm, Carlisle Library, £4.00
How to promote your book

Tuesday, 3rd October 2017

Neil Faulkner Event
7:30pm, Cakes and Ale Cafe, £6.00
A People's History of the Russian Revolution

Wednesday, 4th October 2017

Sir Chris Bonington Event
7:30pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £10.00
An evening with Chris Bonington

Thursday, 5th October 2017

Brindley Hallam Dennis Workshop
10:00am - 12:00pm, Carlisle Library, £10.00
Triangles - constructing short stories
Alizon Robertson Workshop
12:30pm - 2:30pm, Carlisle Library, £10.00
Writing Crime Fiction
Neil Adam / Judy Turner Performance
7:30pm, Tullie House, £6.00
Sing me a Song! - A celebration of the wit and wisdom of Robert Louis Stevenson in words and music

Friday, 6th October 2017

Darren Harper Workshop
10:00am - 12:00pm, Carlisle Library, £10.00
What is the value of Philosophy?
Jeff Cowton Workshop
12:30pm - 2:30pm, Carlisle Library, £10.00
Discover the birth and development of a poem from manuscript form
Peter Mortimer (Iron Press) Workshop
3:00pm - 5:00pm, Carlisle Library, £10.00
Writing modern ghost stories
Liverpool String Quartet Performance
4:30pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £12.00
The Liverpool String Quartet and Hunter Davies - Get Back to the Beatles
Hunter Davies / Caitlin Davies Event
8:00pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £10.00
Memories of Margaret and Mum

Saturday, 7th October 2017

Zoe Leigh Gadd Performance
10:00am - 11:30am, Carlisle Cathedral (The Fratry), £7.00
Kinetic Reading – Live Presentation
Stephen Matthews Event
10:00am, Tullie House, £6.00
Carlisle in Poetry and Prose
Kathleen Jones Workshop
10:00am - 1:00pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £25.00
Masterclass: Real Lives – True Stories
Annie Weir Workshop
10:00am - 12:00pm, Carlisle Cathedral (The Prior's Room), £10.00
From one writing exercise to 85000 words
Malcolm Carson Poetry
10:00am - 11:30am, Tullie House, £6.00 (includes refreshments)
Poetry Breakfast
Robin Yassin-Kassab / Leila Al-Shami Event
11:00am, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £7.00
Burning Country, Syrians in Revolution and War
Zosia Wand Event
11:00am, Carlisle Library, £4.00
Trust Me - Unconventional Love Story to Commercial Thriller
Steve Birkinshaw Event
12:00pm, Tullie House, £6.00
There is No Map in Hell
Jo Baker Event
1:00pm, Carlisle Library, £4.00
Austen’s Longbourn to Beckett’s wartime France: Contemporary fiction and literary greats
Hugh Thomson Event
1:00pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £7.00
One Man and His Mule
Kim Moore Workshop
1:30pm - 3:30pm, Carlisle Cathedral (The Prior's Room), £10.00
Poetry as Autobiography
Brett Westwood Event
2:00pm, Tullie House, £6.00
Welcome to Wonderland,a natural diary
Zosia Wand Workshop
2:00pm - 5:00pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £15.00
Masterclass: getting to grips with structure and plot
Claire Tomalin Event
3:00pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £7.00
A Life of My Own
Lucy Grace Performance
3:00pm - 4:00pm, Carlisle Library, £5.00
Lucy, Lucy and me - A love letter to children's fantasy literature
Vivien Jones Workshop
3:00pm - 5:00pm, Carlisle Cathedral (The Prior's Room), £10.00
Cathedral Treasures 2 - Creative writing inspired by old or unusual objects
Sinclair McKay Event
4:00pm, Tullie House, £6.00
Mile End Murder, the Case Conan Doyle Couldn’t Solve
Marie-Elsa Bragg Event
5:00pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £10.00
Towards Mellbreak
Amanda Owen Event
7:30pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £10.00
The Yorkshire Shepherdess
Cumbrian Poetry & Prose Poetry
7:30pm, Carlisle Cathedral (The Fratry), FREE
A Showcase Evening of Cumbrian Poetry and Prose

Sunday, 8th October 2017

Paul Teague Workshop
10:00am - 1:00pm, Tullie House, £15.00
Masterclass: How to self-publish your book and start making sales
David Cross Event
10:00am, Tullie House, £6.00
Public Sculpture of Lancashire and Cumbria
Sinclair McKay Event
11:00am, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £7.00
Spies of Winter, the GCHQ codebreakers who fought the Cold War
Jenn Ashworth / Andrew Michael Hurley Event
11:00am - 12:00am, Carlisle Library, £4.00
Cumbria’s landscapes in fiction
Alan Cleaver Event
12:00pm, Tullie House, £6.00
Fairies, boggles, dobbies and wizards: Cumbrian folklore revealed
Jenny Uglow Event
1:00pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £7.00
Edward Lear: Art and Nonsense
Jenn Ashworth Workshop
1:30pm - 3:30pm, Tullie House, £10.00
Landscape in writing
Peter Brears Event
2:00pm, Tullie House, £6.00
Traditional Food in Cumbria
Andrew Liddle Event
2:00pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £6.00
Ruth Davidson and the Resurgence of the Scottish Conservatives
Alastair Campbell Event
3:00pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £10.00
The Diaries - From Blair to Brown 2005-2007
Jacob Polley Poetry
4:00pm, Tullie House, £6.00
Jackself, a poetry reading
John O'Farrell Event
5:00pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £10.00
Things Can Only Get Worse - 19 Masochistic years in the life of a Labour supporter
Peter Snow / Ann MacMillan Event
7:00pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £10.00
War Stories
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