The Richmond Literature Festival


The Richmond Literature Festival is going to be taking over Richmond-upon-Thames throughout November with a fantastic calendar filled with events that book lovers from around the world will enjoy.

There will be a number of talks taking place, including a very special event with actress Sheila Hancock who will be discussing her debut novel, Miss Carter’s War, with Anne Sebba, the biographer, lecturer and journalist. For those who wish to see actress, she will be at the Orange Tree Theatre on Sunday November 16th.

Children’s and teen author, Jacqueline Wilson, will also be attending the 23rd annual festival as part of the children and young people’s programme. Ms Wilson recently published her 100th book and is loved throughout the country for her stories which include The Story of Tracy Beaker and The Suitcase Kid. She is a local to Richmond and will be doing her meet and greet at the Duke Street Church on Saturday November 22nd.

Fans of William Shakespeare’s work should make sure that they head down to the Orleans House Gallery on Saturday November 15th as the Richmond Shakespeare Society presents some of the most famous literary characters, all accompanied by Elizabethan music and song in Love’s Fool.

Journalist Peter Snow will be taking to the Old Sorting Office in Barnes on Tuesday November 11th with When Britain Burned the White House: The 1814 Invasion of Washington. This illustrated talk will see Mr Snow speak about the confrontation between Britain and America as the conflict is brought to life in a fascinating talk.

Budding writers should make sure to attend Writing for Radio and Other Performance on Thursday November 13th at the Waldergrave Room at St Mary’s University College. Radio dramatist Stephen Wyatt and author, director and lyricist Christie Dickason will be offering insights and advice into the world of writing.

With even more events happening at this year’s Richmond Literature Festival, there really is something for everyone.

If you are attending the festival, why not make the trip even more enjoyable with a stay at The Montcalm London Marble Arch.