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Tuesday November 6
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11am
Michael Morpurgo and Lyn Gardner: with Jo Burn from BBC Radio Kent
Leas Cliff Hall

Schools Session - CURRENTLY FULLY BOOKED

A chance for school groups to see, hear and meet two leading children’s writers - Michael Morpurgo, former Children’s Laureate and Kent primary school teacher and Lyn Gardner, the Guardian’s theatre critic, who published Into the Woods, an adventure story for children.

This event is supported by Shepway District Council in association with Folkestone Town Council.

11am
Nick Spurrier: Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Leas Cliff Hall - Channel Suite

Festival Read - Free Event

A second chance to discuss this year’s Festival Read, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Literary Festival.

11am
Thom Shaw: Writing to get published
Leas Cliff Hall – Channel Suite

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Writer for publications including Time Out and Dance Theatre Journal, Thom Shaw will lead a session on the process of writing and getting published.

This event is sponsored by Enterprise Gateway.

12:15pm
Michael Morpurgo and Lyn Gardner: with Jo Burn from BBC Radio Kent
Leas Cliff Hall

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A chance to see, hear and meet two leading children’s writers - Michael Morpurgo, former Children’s Laureate and Kent primary school teacher and Lyn Gardner, the Guardian’s theatre critic, who has just published Into the Woods, an adventure story for children.

1pm
Rabelaise (Caroline Latham): Gargantua Now
Leas Cliff Hall - Channel Suite

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Gargantua Now is a Harry Potter for adults, 'An enchanting parody of today's world. It works so well.' Tim Waterstone. Laugh at your life today- be it birth, love or politics as viewed through a giant's eyes...and access the truth beyond labels.

1pm
Festival Poetry with Barrie Scott:
Leas Cliff Hall - Channel Suite

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Poetry Readings - Free Event

Readings of a selection of poetry from this year’s entries to the Poetry Competition.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Literary Festival

1:30pm
Virginia Nicholson: Singled Out - or How Two Million Women Survived Without Men After World War I
Leas Cliff Hall – Channel Suite

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Daughter of Quentin Bell and grand daughter of Vanessa and Clive Bell, Virginia Nicholson worked as a documentary researcher for BBC Television and is now a freelance journalist in London. Her latest book is a portrait of the women who lost their men in the First World War and were forced to stop depending on the opposite sex for their income, their identity and their future happiness. Book of the week on Radio 4 in August 2007.

3pm
Martin Hargreaves: EVENT POSTPONED
Leas Cliff Hall - Channel Suite

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Editor of Dance Theatre Journal and Discourses in Dance, Martin Hargreaves will discuss his work as an Editor in Chief.

3pm
Rupert Christiansen and Caroline Dawnay: Complete Book of Aunts & An Alphabet of Aunts
Leas Cliff Hall - Channel Suite

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Rupert Christiansen, opera critic for the Daily Telegraph and Literary Agent Caroline Dawnay join up to rescue aunts from obscurity in their hugely entertaining and delightful books. Christiansen’s Complete Book of Aunts is a touching exploration of aunts in all their guises and varieties, culled from real-life, literary and historical sources. Dawnay’s An Alphabet of Aunts is a beautiful illustrated alphabet book in the traditional style but with a modern and intelligent twist.

3pm
Shauna Isaac: Stolen Art
Leas Cliff Hall - Channel Suite

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During World War II, mass looting took place in many of the European countries overrun by the Nazis. Countless objects, including some of Europe’s most prized artworks, were dispersed throughout Europe and the world. Shauna Isaacs is an acknowledged expert on using the internet to help recover these valuable cultural treasures. She will talk about the role of technology in her work and discuss contemporary cases.

5pm
The Cantata Choir of Canterbury Christ Church University:
Leas Cliff Hall

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Thirty voices sing works from the 16th Century to the 21st Century. Established 15 years ago by Grenville Hancox, the Cantata Choir has a growing reputation and has performed extensively in Europe. The Choir has worked closely with Sir John Tavener, giving the world premiere of his Maha Maya in 2004.

5pm
Adrian Tinniswood: The Verneys: A True Story of Love, War and Madness in Seventeenth-Century England
Leas Cliff Hall - Channel Suite

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Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2007, Adrian Tinniswood’s book tells the extraordinary story of one aristocratic, influential and eccentric English family in the Seventeenth Century. From piracy to murder, adultery, madness and treason, this is a gripping romp through the lives of an extraordinary family living through a very eventful century.

5pm
Mary Lawson: The Other Side of the Bridge
Leas Cliff Hall - Channel Suite

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Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2006 and selected as a Richard and Judy Summer Read 2007, Lawson’s second novel is the compelling, humane and vividly evoked story of two generations in rural America tragically interlocked by fate but separated by a war which devours its young men.

5:30pm
Colin Foreman: Keepers and Seekers: To the End of the World
Leas Cliff Hall - Channel Suite

CURRENTLY FULLY BOOKED

An adventure story, Keepers and Seekers, is a series of five books for young people. Colin Foreman will visit Folkestone for a bespoke session with the team from Café IT.

This event is sponsored by Café IT and the Creative Foundation.

7pm
Malcolm Welshman with Jo Burn from BBC Radio Kent: Pets in Prospect
Leas Cliff Hall - Channel Suite

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Author Malcolm Welshman, widely billed as the new James Herriot, will talk about his life with animals and how he started writing about them, culminating in his book Pets in Prospect. Based on his own experience, the novel takes the reader with newly qualified vet, Paul Mitchell, on a hilarious ride through his first six months at a Sussex animal hospital.

7pm
Tracy Borman: Henrietta Howard: King’s Mistress, Queen’s Servant
Leas Cliff Hall - Channel Suite

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Henrietta Howard, later Countess of Suffolk, was the long-term mistress and confidante of King George II. The book paints an amazing portrait of an astonishing woman – a dedicated patron of the arts, a victim of violence and adultery; a passionate advocate for the rights of women long before the dawn of feminism. She remains as fascinating and perplexing today as she was for her contemporaries.

7pm
Nicholas Parsons: How Pleasant to Know Mr Lear (ages 12+)
Leas Cliff Hall

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Actor, comedy performer and presenter of Sale of the Century and Just A Minute, Nicholas Parsons presents a portrait of the nonsensical genius, Edward Lear, illustrating his remarkably eccentric life and unusual personality through a skilful and enchanting delivery of his delightful nonsense verse. Nicholas Parsons recently received an OBE for his service to drama and broadcasting.

8:30pm
James Naughtie: The Making of Music: A Journey With Notes
Leas Cliff Hall

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From plainsong to jazz and from Renaissance to Italian opera houses, in The Making of Music: A Journey With Notes James Naughtie explores the soundtrack to our lives. Visiting the places that inspired music he encounters brilliant and eccentric characters. Best known for his role as presenter of the Today programme on BBC Radio 4, James Naughtie combines expertise with accessibility in this fascinating tour of musical history.

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