Fiction Events


Cynthia Jefferies
The Outrageous Fortune of Abel Morgan: Book Launch

19:30 - 20:30 : Thursday 8th November

The Museum in the Park
Tickets free: Please book in advance at the Museum

Join Cynthia for the launch of her new book – things are not always as they seem in this dark and moving new novel set in 17th century England, Europe and beyond.

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Calling Local Authors!
You Write it, Now Share it: Open Mic Night

From 20:30: Thursday 8th November

The Alehouse
Tickets free for performers; audience pay what you think (suggested donation in aid of Festival, £2)

We know there’s a wealth of writing talent out there in the Five Valleys, and now we want you to bring that talent to Stroud Book Festival!

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Kirsty Gunn and Tony White
Literary Page Turners

18:30 - 19:30: Friday 9th November

Lansdown Hall
Tickets £8: Available from Subscription Rooms

Can contemporary literary fiction also be page-turning stuff? The authors join us to talk about they make their fiction both beautifully crafted and gripping.

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Elisa Lodato and Amanda Reynolds
Something Nasty in the Living Room

20:30 - 21:30 : Friday 9th November

Lansdown Hall
Tickets £8

Meet Elisa Lodato and Amanda Reynolds, two Gloucestershire novelists who focus on domestic darkness in their work.

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Ben Garrod
Dinosaurs: The Terrible Truth!

10.00 - 11.00 : Saturday 10th November

Subscription Rooms, Ballroom
Tickets £5

Calling all dinosaur fans! This brilliantly fun event will get your weekend off to a roaring start!

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Pop-up Bookshop
Author signing event

10.00 - 12.00 : Saturday 10th November

Subscription Rooms, George Room
Free Event

Stroud Book Festival Pop-Up Shop! With the Stroud Bookshop.

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Susan Fletcher and Kate Riordan
Houses of Intrigue

13:30 - 14:30: Saturday 10th November

Lansdown Hall
Tickets £8

Contemporary fiction writers, Susan Fletcher and Kate Riordan, discuss the settings of their atmospheric novels and reveal how they charge them with the mystery and intrigue necessary to keep their readers hooked.

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Tracey Corderoy
Seaview Stable Adventures

15:30 - 16:30 : Saturday 10th November

Subscription Rooms, George Room
Tickets £5

Calling all pony fans! Come and hear Stroud author, Tracey Corderoy tell us all about the first of her Seaview Stables Adventures.

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Sally Bayley and Alice Jolly
Reading and Healing

18.00 - 19.00 : Saturday 10th November

Lansdown Hall
Tickets £8

Can reading, narrative, and immersing ourselves in the stories of others help us to navigate difficult times? Hear from two acclaimed writers, both also tutors at Oxford University who believe that it can.

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Patrick Gale and Jane Bailey
The Family in Fiction

20:00 - 21:15: Saturday 10th November

Lansdown Hall
Tickets £10

The two authors discuss the statement “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way”, and more…

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