20:00-22:30 Thursday 2nd November
Polly Toynbee, award winning Guardian columnist, and David Walker, former managing director at the Audit Commission and founding editor of Guardian Public, discuss their new best-selling book ‘Dismembered’.
18:00 - 19:00 Friday 3rd November
Poet Adam Horovitz and fiddle player Becky Dellow bring us a sneak preview of Horovitz’s new book of poems, The Soil Never Sleeps, which charts a year spent visiting four pasture farms across England and Wales.
20:00-21:30 Friday 3rd November
Stroud Book Festival’s aim is to get as many people as possible reading the same book at the same time, culminating in a talk by the author.
This year’s choice for the BIG READ is award winning memoir and travel book The Snow Geese – a mesmerising story of adventure by bestselling author William Fiennes.
Saturday 4th November
In a mix of the serious, the therapeutic and the theatrical, the Emergency Poet offers consultations and prescribes cures inside her 1970’s ambulance.
Various days and times, 30th October - 3rd November tbc
To celebrate Stroud Book Festival coming to town, Stroud library are hosting a number of children’s craft events scheduled over half term (30th October to 4th November).
10:00-12:00 Saturday 4th November
Authors local and national at this year’s Festival will be available to chat about their books and sign copies.
Stroud Bookshop staff will also be giving book recommendations from a wide range of genres.
10:30-16:00 Saturday 4th November
Join book artist Andrew Morrison for a creative one day workshop making beautiful, unique books that have hidden compartments and concealed pages – books perfect for holding secrets!
Suitable for adults and students 16+ looking to expand their art and design portfolios.
11.00 - 12.00 Saturday 4th November
Join Tracey Corderoy for stories and hands-on craft activities as she introduces her latest book Fairy Tale Pets.
Suitable for ages 3 – 6
11:00-12:00 Saturday 4th November
Find out how pupils and staff from Minchinhampton Primary School along with local children’s author John Dougherty got together to produce ‘A Portal Through Time’ – an exciting and funny time-travelling adventure story.