There’s so much for children at #wealdenliteraryfestival including authors, creative workshops, secret fairytale adventures through the woods and bushcraft skills. Have a look at the festival programme on www.wealdenliteraryfestival.co.uk to see more and book tickets 🌱 ... See MoreSee Less
We have some fantastic additions to this year's programme with Lucy Mangan, Tom Cox and Tim Birkhead all joining our line-up of speakers.
Lucy Mangan's Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading relives our best-beloved books, their extraordinary creators, and looks at the thousand subtle ways they shape our lives. She also disinters a few forgotten treasures to inspire the next generation of bookworms and set them on their way.
Tom Cox's 21st-Century Yokel explores the ways we can be tied inescapably to landscape, whether we like it or not, often through our family and our past. It is a deeply personal yet hilarious mixture of nature writing and family memoir. Tim Birkhead recently featured in the BBC's Attenborough’s Wonder of Eggs which drew upon his 2016 book The Most Perfect Thing. Tim's most recent book The Wonderful Mr Willughby is a fascinating insight into the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century and a lively biography of the first true ornithologist. Tim will be speaking with Hetty Saunders, author of My House of Sky: The Life of J.A. Baker.
Rosie Wellesley has also joined our line-up of children's authors. Rosie is a doctor, writer and illustrator who will be reading from her brilliant book, The Itchy-Saurus (3-5 years), and showing how to draw some of her amazing characters. Stephen Hook, maverick farmer and star of the widely acclaimed Sundance Film Festival hit "The Moo Man", will also be in conversation with Rosamund Young, author of The Secret Life of Cows.