Wednesday November 7

Steve Tasane: Humphrey Jennings
University Centre Folkestone

12pm and 2pm

Winner of the Glastonbury 2000 Poetry Slam, Steve Tasane will lead two poetry workshops based on Humphrey Jennings’ film, 'Words for Battle'.

This event is organised by Screen South and the Creative Foundation, with support from the BFI, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Humphrey Jennings birth.

Eamonn Rooney: Dickens and The Bayle
Whole World Cafe

walk (1hour) - Advance booking recommended
Meet outside the Whole World Cafe41, The Old High Street

Blending literary facts and local history your guide will take you along The Old High Street and through to Albion Villas, once home to Charles Dickens. On the way you will hear about recent important archaeological discoveries at The Bayle, St. Eanswythe and “A Romance of Old Folkestone”, a little known work set in Folkestone.

Edith Hall: Cultural Responses to the Persian Wars
University Centre Folkestone

Edith Hall, Professor of Classics and Drama at Royal Holloway and Co-Director of the Archive of References of Greek and Roman Drama at the University of Oxford, will discuss the representation and misrepresentation of ancient cultures in film.

A.N. Wilson: Winnie and Wolf
The Grand

Award-winning biographer and a celebrated novelist, A.N. Wilson presents Winnie and Wolf, the story of the extraordinary relationship between Winifred Wagner and Adolf Hitler, as seen through the eyes of the secretary at the Wagner house in Bayreuth.

David Frost with Dominic King from BBC Radio Kent: Frost/Nixon
The Grand

Following the resounding success of the eponymous West End and Broadway play, Frost/Nixon tells the extraordinary story of how Sir David Frost lured and landed the biggest fish of his career, interviewing Richard Nixon and trying to bring the disgraced ex-President to confront his past. Including historical perspective and transcripts of the edited interviews, this is the story of one of the most dramatic pieces of television ever broadcast and the only trial Nixon would ever have.

This event is sponsored by Jenner

Lord Gawain Douglas: The Story of Prizefighting
The Grand

As great grandson of the ninth Marquess of Queensberry who formulated the rules of Modern boxing, Lord Gawain Douglas draws on family records to recount the extraordinary history of pugilism. His talk will be punctuated with poems, anecdotes and artifacts, reflecting the close relationship between the turf and the ring with their noble patronage and high stakes. After his talk Lord Gawain Douglas will announce the winners of the Poetry and Short Story Competitions.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Festival

Festival Reception:
The Metropole Galleries

Join the Festival team and authors for drinks and continue the day’s discussions.

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