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About The Event
Welcome to the first of our Bibury Literary Festivals. When a new Litfest is announced, the first question is always, ‘Why? Surely there are enough?’
This one is slightly different, its aim almost more to bring people together than to introduce them to books – well, one of the reasons people come to a literary festival is because they already love books. With Bibury and its environs stuffed with intelligent people and achievers - you will hear some of our local writers talking when you come to the festival - there is already a high number of book-lovers in the Cotswolds.
For those who perhaps don’t read so much, it is a chance to hear why others do and, possibly, learn how to try your hand yourself – the last session of the day which we hope, with the aid of wine and canapés, will turn into a bit of a party, focuses on how to write a memoir.
As for Why a festival, here are the answers of the two (local) writers whose idea it was. ‘Reading is my drug of choice, says Anne de Courcy. ‘If you live on your own, as I do, however wonderful your neighbours, there are inevitably times that you can feel isolated. And then, more than ever, you realise that there is no neighbour like a good book.’
‘Books keep me sane when I’m stressed,’ says Victoria Summerley, ‘they keep me company when I’m on my own, and they perform the role of an anaesthetic in times of pain and sorrow. A world without books would be my idea of hell. For me there can never be too many books – or too many literary festivals.’ Hence ours.
Join us for this very first literary day in Bibury and purchase your tickets below.
- Evening drinks and guest panel£10£100£0
- Full Day Pass (excl evening)£35£350£0
- Full Day & Evening Pass£42£420£0
- Sandra Howard 10am£7£70£0
- Angela Levin 11am£7£70£0
- Jane Corry 12 noon£7£70£0
- Jessica Douglas Home 1.30pm£7£70£0
- Jane Ridley 2.30pm£7£70£0
- Charlie Hart 3.30pm£7£70£0