ArchWay With Words 2017

  • 05
  • Jun

ArchWay With Words Book Festival is back from Thursday 21-28 September, with 20 events to delight any book lover.

Opening with Will Self and featuring two of Britain’s most exciting, prize-winning young adult fiction writers, Patrice Lawrence and Alex Wheatle, this year promises to be as good as ever.

Highlights include, Harriet Walter who will be speaking about playing Brutus and her other leading Shakespeare roles and Professor Steve Jones on ‘Revolutionary Science in the Age of the Guillotine.’

New novels with Lisa Jewell and Tina Seskis, who will be spinning thrilling tales of disappearances, Dan Carrier’s whimsical look at the eccentricities of London and Andrew Wilson’s novel, which imagines what might have happened if Agatha Christie found herself in the middle of one of her own mysteries.

Three contemporary writers from ‘Britain’s favourite book of 2016’ The Good Immigrant: Darren Chetty, Wei Ming Kam and Kieran Yates will be talking about what they’re working on now.

Plus, more science from Dr Emily Shuckburgh of the British Antarctic Survey who will be presenting a straightforward introduction to the complex issue of climate change.

In addition, there’s a day of non-fiction delights featuring a playful look at umbrellas in literature with Marion Rankine, Jeffrey Boakye presenting ‘Hold Tight’, his book about the history of Grime music that’s also a DJ set; punk photographer Chris Low on ‘Exhibiting Subcultures’ and a deconstruction of David Lynch’s masterpiece Mulholland Drive with cinephile and lecturer Mary Wild.

Meanwhile, at Archway Library its story time with Ifeoma Onyefulu’s captivating tales of traditional Nigerian village life, a newly translated Moomin story from Moomin historian Ant O’ Neill and five fantastic short form writers from Arachne Press. A poetry treasure-trail from Kate Bingham, a rip-roaring show about Joan Littlewood from writer-performer Gemskii and a free concert of jazz numbers from the WTW big band top off the entertainment.

Find out more, search the full programme and book tickets at the ArchWay With Words website

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