19.00 - 20.00: Thursday 7th November
Hear the authors of two remarkable memoirs talk with Anna Bailey about how they forged their own identities while refusing to let their negative experiences define them.
20.30 - 21.30: Thursday 7th November
We are thrilled to welcome Lemn Sissay, highly acclaimed poet, playwright, author and broadcaster, to Stroud Book Festival to discuss his extraordinary memoir, “My Name is Why”
19.00 - 20.00: Saturday 9th November
Britain has found it hard to have the conversation about what it has become, now that it has arrived in the 21st century. Our very Britishness has stopped us talking about our very Britishness.
16.00 - 17.00: Sunday 10th November
“I have travelled the world in search of trouble. It is a kind of addiction, a pull I find hard to resist”. For the past 25 years, surgeon David Nott has been taking unpaid leave from his day job in the NHS to work in the world’s war and disaster zones.
17.30 - 18.30: Sunday 10th November
After his sell-out event at Stroud Book Festival last year, we’re delighted to welcome back film-maker David Parker for the official UK launch of “Down in the Valley: A Writer’s Landscape”, a new Penguin Classics collection of never-before-published autobiographical reflections by Laurie Lee.
19.00 - 22.30: Sunday 10th November
At the age of 13, award-winning writer, comedian and actor Katy Brand loved the film “Dirty Dancing” so much she watched it every single night for three months until her Dad hid the videotape.