The go-to place for writers in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire

Friday  26 June10.45 –11.45 am

Illustrated talk: ‘Libraries of the World -More Than Just Books’ with Sue Ablett (Wallace House) (Tickets £6, inctea/coffee/home-made cake)Fri 26 June10.30 am –12 noonWorkshop: ‘Writing Psychological Suspense’with Amanda Reynolds(Evesham Hotel) (Tickets £15, inc tea/coffee)

Fri 26 June2 –3 pmAuthor talk: ‘Wrestling with an Octopus’ with Susanna Beard(Evesham Hotel) (Tickets £6)

Fri 26 June3.30 –4.30 pmAuthor talk: ‘The Real Sherlock Holmes’ with Angela Buckley(Evesham Hotel) (Tickets £6)Fri 26 June7pmFestival Opening Night:‘An evening with Vaseem Khan: Bad Day At the Vulture Club’followed by Short Story Competition presentations(Northwick Hotel) (Tickets £8, inc wine and nibbles)

Sat 27 June 10.30 –11.30 amAuthor Talk: ‘Nine Pints –A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood with Rose George(Friends Meeting House) (Tickets £6, inc tea/coffee/home-made cake)

Sat 27 June 12.00 –1.00 pmAuthor Talk: ‘Something of His Art: Walking to Lubeck with JS Bach’ with Horatio Clare(Friends Meeting House) (Tickets £6, inc tea/coffee/home made-cake)

Sat 27 June1.30 –3.30 pmWorkshop: ‘Crime Writing’ with Alice Castle(Friends Meeting House) (Tickets £15, incl tea/coffee/home-made cake)Sat 27 June1.30 –2.30 pm‘Talk and Tour: Evesham Abbey Site –the Vision and the Reality’ with Barrie Baldelli(Meet The Almonry) FREE EVENT

Sat 27 June 3.00 -4.00 pmHousman Society Lecture: ‘Bredon and Other Hills’ with Peter Parker(All Saints Church) (Tickets £6, inc tea/home-made cake) (Free to Housman Society members)

Sat 27 June7.30 pm‘Once Upon a Song’ with EODS(Bengeworth Church) (Tickets £10, inc wine/nibbles)

Sun 28 June10.30am -1.00pmWorkshop: ‘Travel Writing’ with Solange Hando(Hampton Community Hall) (Tickets £15 inc tea/coffee/home-made cake)

Sun 28 June10.30 am-12.30 pmWorkshop:‘Writing Poetry’ with Anna Saunders (Council Chamber, Town Hall) (Tickets £15, inc tea/coffee/home-made cake)

Sun 28 June1.00 –2.30 pm‘Poetry Picnic’ with Suz Winspear(Friends Meeting House) FREE EVENT (Bring your own picnic)

Sun 28 June3.00 –4.00 pm‘The Reduced Literature Degree’ with Shirley Halse (Friends Meeting House) (Tickets £6, inc tea/coffee/home-made cake)

Sun 28 June7.00 pmPlay: ‘Miss Potter’s Tailor’s Tale’ with Brandywine Theatre Company


Tickets for all 2020 events are now available and can be booked via me - email:, or tel: 0787 1285606; via our Festival website ( with payment by Paypal, or through the Almonry Museum & Tourist Information Centre (tel: 01386 446944). Note workshop tickets are not available through the Almonry.

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