Cultural Quarter
Lincoln Book Festival

  • September 25, 2017 to September 30, 2017
  • 6:15pm to 8:30pm

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Hear from acclaimed authors at The Collection in a fascinating series of talks around themes of history in Lincoln and beyond.

Lincoln Book Festival is the region's leading literary arts festival made up of five days of engaging talks from top authors.

The festival opens with a launch party highlighting emerging creative writing talent in local schools with the charity First Story. Winners of the first ever Lincoln Book Festival Flash Fiction Competition will also be announced. Lincolnshire-based author of young adult fiction, Kerry Drewery, will talk about her latest book, Room 7.

Tuesday moves the focus to the world of visual art and the muses behind the masterpieces with Martin J Kemp, one of the world's foremost experts on Leonardo da Vinci and the Mona Lisa, and Kirsty Stonell Walker, a leading researcher on the pre-Raphaelites.

A highlight of the week will be David Starkey speaking at Lincoln Drill Hall on Wednesday evening on the Battle of Bosworth and the Tudor Dynasty.

Academics from the city’s two universities will also jointly hold a Gothic literature masterclass for school and college students reading classics of the genre on Wednesday, and there is a free-to-attend workshop for budding writers of Romantic fiction with Mills & Boon authors Janice Preston and Jenni Fletcher on Friday.

On Thursday the Festival moves into 19th century gothic with Kathryn Hughes talking about tales of flesh in an age of decorum and Diane Setterfield on her latest chilling gothic fiction.

Friday evening sees another highlight of the festival at Lincoln Drill Hall with Alison Weir and Sarah Gristwood in conversation about Queens and Power, and Janina Ramirez speaking on skullduggery, power struggles and saints.

On Saturday, the final day of the festival, there is a free morning of local history at The Collection, featuring talks on topics as diverse as the theatre scene in Georgian Lincolnshire to the ironstone mines of the Lincolnshire Wolds.

Lincoln Book Festival 2017 closes with a talk and tour exploring Gothic revivalist architecture of the Victorian period and the buildings of Sir George Gilbert Scott, including a guided visit to St Nicholas Church, Newport, the first church Scott ever designed.

Full details and details for booking are available on the Lincoln Book Festival website.

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Monday 25th - Saturday 30th September.

Most events are £10 per person. Some events are free.

Full programme details available on the Lincoln Book Festival website.

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