Dalton Literature Festival

Saturday 4th November 2017 - This event has finished

Dalton Literature Festival

Email: info(at)daltonlitfest.org
Address: Dalton Community Centre, 21 Nelson Street
Ashburner House, Dowdales School

Town: Dalton-in-Furness
County: Cumbria

Dalton LitFest is designed to bring together the whole community, people of all ages, with a wide variety of literary happenings, some of which will appeal to everyone. Some sessions are ticketed and with limited numbers on specific aspects of literature, such as writing for children, on memoirs, about place and crime writing. But there are also a range of free events – games, readings and performances – in various venues around Dalton-in-Furness. Here are a sample of the events planned:

Writing for Children – 10.00 to 11.30am – Ashburner House, Dowdales School, Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA15 8AH. - Are you a budding JK Rowling, Roald Dahl or David Walliams? Do you have a head  buzzing with ideas for amazing children's stories? Then this fab workshop may be just for you! The event will be led by Dave Cryer who now works for the Theatre by the Lake in Keswick and is writer in residence at several schools. Dave taught English and drama for 16 years and is now freelance, concentrating on promoting reading and writing for pleasure. Book tickets online.

Writing for Place – 12.00 noon to 1.30pm – Ashburner House, Dowdales School, Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA15 8AH. – Poets, authors and bloggers have been captivated by the beauty of the area in which we live and been inspired to capture it in words and pictures. This discussion brings together two award-winning writers. Karen Lloyd’s first book, 'The Gathering Tide; A Journey Around the Edgelands of Morecambe Bay' contains writing on land, landscape and memory. Zoe Dawes shares her travels in the UK and overseas through her blog 'The Quirky Traveller'. Tickets £5. Book tickets online.

Crime Writers Forum – 2.00 to 3.30pm – Dalton Community Centre, 21 Nelson Street, Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA15 8AF – Crime novels are a perennial favourite and in the Crime Writing Forum, two successful writers who've both written series set in Cumbria will talk about their different approaches. Martin Edwards is Chair of the National Crime Writers' Association and the author of 18 novels including the Lake District Mysteries. Waberthwaite-based Ruth Sutton's self-published her first crime novel 'Cruel Tide' in November 2015. Tickets £5. Book tickets online.

Writing Memoirs – 4.00 to 5.30pm – Dalton Community Centre, 21 Nelson Street, Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA15 8AF. – Ever thought about writing your memoirs or those of a relative? Then this talk could be just for you. Many people "of a certain age" and younger have thought about writing their memoirs or even about the life of another member of the family.  Kerry Darbishire, author of Kay’s Ark, an account of her mother's life, and Liz Nuttall of Handstand Press will take their audience through the process of writing a memoir and getting it into print. Book tickets online.

Poetry Open Mic – 7.00 to 9.00pm – Dalton Community Centre, 21 Nelson Street, Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA15 8AF. – If an open mic night to air your poetry and listen to the work of others is up your street then you’re in luck! If you have a stash of poems or one amazing one you would love to share with like-minded people then Dalton LitFest is the place to be. Two of the area's most popular poets, Kim Moore and Geraldine Green, will lead this Open Mic session.  Do come and join in what will be a fun, supportive and informative event. Tickets £2, available on the door.

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