Posted on 22nd May 2019
We’re excited to welcome back Literacy Live for the second year running. Curated by the team at Bookollective this “Oasis of calm and culture at an awesome festival” located in the Fringe Fields will be returning with another programme of bookish events and giveaways.
Esther Harris, co-founder of Bookollective said: “We are thrilled to be bringing books back to Victorious. Literacy Live is for anyone who is interested in stories and what its like to work and play in the world of books on any level. We have a diverse list of authors and a friendly team. Pop along!”
Saturday and Sunday will be packed with two full days of author talks, including Yvonne Battle-Fenton talking about her book REMEMBERED that was long-listed for The Womens Prize 2019, Helen Whitaker, author of THE SCHOOL RUN, a perfect summer read for mums and Astra Bloom, contributor of COMMON PEOPLE (UNBOUND) who will talk about what it means to be a working class writer in a world piled high with middle class books.
They’ll be poetry readings from Ana Sampson Laughlin, anthologist behing poetry anthology SHE IS FIECE and music infused poetry from Steafan Hanvey.
Budding writers won’t want to miss talks on ‘How to get a job in books’, self publishing tips and even live illustration demos. Plus book fans will have the opportunity to win tonnes of prizes from The Book Fairy who’ll be hiding best sellers around the festival for lucky winners to find.
All this alongside the Bookollectives brilliant pop up book shop make Literacy Live a fantastic area to discover and relax at for Victorious Festival 2019. See you there!