Fiction

Fiction

Chris Smith
Introduction to Storytelling Schools - Teacher Twilight Session

18:00-20:00, Wednesday 6th November

The Museum in the Park
Tickets: £20. Available from The Museum in the Park - please call 01453 763394

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 […]

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Polly Clark
Tiger

19.00 - 20.00: Thursday 7th November

Lansdown Hall
Tickets: £10. Available from Stroud Subscription Rooms

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.

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Andrew Taylor & Cynthia Jefferies
Crime, Court and Conflict

19.00 - 20.00: Friday 8th November

Subscription Rooms, George Room
Tickets: £8. Available from Stroud Subscription Rooms

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.

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Ian McEwan
Machines Like Me

20.15 - 21.30 Friday 8th November

Subscription Rooms, Ballroom
Tickets: £12. Available from Stroud Subscription Rooms

Ian McEwan’s subversive and entertaining new novel “Machines Like Me” is set in a world not quite like this one.

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Julia Donaldson
Julia Donaldson & Friends!

10.00 - 11.00: Saturday 9th November

Subscription Rooms, Ballroom
Tickets: £8. Available from Stroud Subscription Rooms

Come along for a fantastic family celebration of the 20th birthday of “The Gruffalo” with the fabulous Julia Donaldson and friends

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Faber Fiction Fiesta
Kate Hamer, Ingrid Persaud, Bev Thomas

12.30 - 14.00: Saturday 9th November

Lansdown Hall
Tickets: £12 from Stroud Subscription Rooms including lunch and goodie bag.

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.

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Other Times, Other Places
Dinah Jefferies & Caroline Montague

14.30 - 15.30: Saturday 9th November

Lansdown Hall
Tickets: £8. Available from Stroud Subscription Rooms

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.

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Katie Fforde
What Katie Read: A Celebration

16.00 - 17.30: Saturday 9th November

Subscription Rooms, Ballroom
Tickets: £12 from Stroud Subscription Rooms including cake and fizz

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.

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Nina Stibbe & Sue Limb
Reasons To Be Cheerful

18.30 - 19.30: Saturday 9th November

Subscription Rooms, Ballroom
Tickets: £10. Available from Stroud Subscription Rooms

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.

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Max Porter & Alula Down
Lanny

20.00 - 21.00: Saturday 9th November

Lansdown Hall
Tickets: £10. Available from Stroud Subscription Rooms

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.

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