18:00-20:00, Wednesday 6th November
Learning to tell stories from memory is an inspiring, engaging and inclusive way to acquire language and discover topic content. The Storytelling Schools approach integrates oracy, creativity and literacy into a whole school approach to learning. This twilight training for teachers and teaching assistants is designed as an introduction to the Storytelling Schools method. We […]
19.00 - 20.00: Thursday 7th November
Set across two continents, “Tiger” by prize-winning writer Polly Clark, is a spell-binding event for anyone who reveres the earth’s wildest creatures and cares about their fate.
19.00 - 20.00: Friday 8th November
From Daphne du Maurier to Rose Tremain, the English Civil War and Restoration periods have long provided a rich seam of material for writers of fiction.
10.00 - 11.00: Saturday 9th November
Come along for a fantastic family celebration of the 20th birthday of “The Gruffalo” with the fabulous Julia Donaldson and friends
12.30 - 14.00: Saturday 9th November
Join us to celebrate the 90th birthday of famous publishing house Faber & Faber – home of TS Eliot, PD James, Kazuo Ishiguro and many other famous names – with three of its finest contemporary fiction authors who will discuss their latest novels with Jane Bailey.
14.30 - 15.30: Saturday 9th November
The particular joy of historical novels is the way in which they transport us so effortlessly to other places, and illuminate other eras in the process.
Join us to hear from two fine writers living here in Gloucestershire whose novels do just that.
16.00 - 17.30: Saturday 9th November
Earlier this year, Stroud’s own Katie Fforde published her 25th novel “A Rose Petal Summer”. It went straight to Number One in the bestseller lists for hardback fiction.
18.30 - 19.30: Saturday 9th November
Missing that strange but wonderful sound that is uncontrolled mirth? There hasn’t been a great deal to laugh at in 2019, but worry not! Help is at hand here at Stroud Book Festival thanks to two brilliant comic writers.
20.00 - 21.00: Saturday 9th November
Max Porter will treat us to a captivating dramatic reading from “Lanny”, a strange and wonderful story about a family whose village is peopled by the living and the dead.