Books: Ways With Words literature festival
Saturday 21 June 1997
Independent readers can take advantage of a special offer for a day ticket (normal price pounds 42) for activities on Friday18 July, run in association with The Independent. All seven events will cost pounds 24 with this ticket.
The day's programme starts at 10am, with Lisa Jardine and Kate Mosse asking "Do women readers get the fiction they deserve?" At 11.15am, Richard Holmes and Andrew Motion describe "Following in the Footsteps" of Keats, Shelley and Coleridge in the course of writing their lives of the Romantic poets. At 2pm, in "Family Friction", novelists Deborah Moggach and Angela Lambert discuss changing patterns of family life - and the older folk who break the mould in their new books.
John Fuller, whose Collected Poems were published last year, will read and discuss his work at 3.30pm. In "The Voice that Thunders" at 5pm, legendary children's author Alan Garner will talk about his recent essays and adult fiction. At 7.30pm, Booker Prize-winner Ben Okri will talk about "A Way of Being Free" with Boyd Tonkin, the Independent's Literary Editor. The day ends at 9.15 pm with new views of the literary classics from rock musician Jah Wobble and cartoonist-illustrator Martin Rowson.
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