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Please note that most events, including those without charge are ticketed. This is to ensure that some of the
smaller venues are not overcrowded. There will be NO booking fee levied on any event organised by
Exeter Literary Festival but tickets obtained for other events may incur additional charges.

Exeter Literary Festival cannot refund money or exchange tickets, except in the case of a cancelled performance.

Event speakers and/or contents are subject to change. We cannot refund tickets if speakers have cancelled

but the event is still taking place. Exeter Literary Festival reserves the right to change artists or programmes as necessary.

We regret that the writing workshops "Investigating Sherlock Holmes" 10.20-12.15 8th November,
Celia Anderson- Making Memories Friday 8th November 18.15-19.15
Salley Vickers "Grandmothers" 18.30-19.30 8th November,
Hugh Montgomery Saturday 9th November 13.30-14.30
The Fantastic Afternoon Saturday 9th November 14.00-15.00,
have been cancelled

Children under 16 years old and anyone over 16 requiring specialist help must be accompanied by a capable adult.

Tickets may be purchased online by following the link, by phone from 01392 665700 or in person from

Exeter Visitor Information & Tickets
Dix’s Field, Exeter
EX1 1GF

Tickets MAY be available on the door at events, but pre-booking is advised.

Thursday 7th November

10.00-11.15
&
11.45-13.00

Exeter University Old Library: Seminar Room C

Prof. Tim Kendall: Unlocking the Archive:
A Tour of the Literary Manuscripts

Free

13.00-13.30

Mint Methodist Church

Song of Songs Talk and Reading by a Multifaith Group.

Free

14.00-16.00

Exeter Guildhall

Desert Island Documents
Dr Todd Gray & Professor Mark Stoyle

£6.00

Ticket
Details

16.00-18.00

St James Park Football Ground

Aidan Hamilton The Story of Exeter St James’ Park. followed by a Tour of the Ground

Free

18.15-19.15

St James Park Football Ground

Sporting Heroes Panel

Under 16s free when accompanied by a ticket holding adult

£7.00

16.30-18-00
&
19.30-21.00

Chapter House Exeter Cathedral

Take the Space presents
Hanging Hooke, a solo play about Robert Hooke

£12.50/£5.00

19.00-20.30

Exeter Central Library

StoryTalks: Stage, Screen & Page

£8.00/£6.00

19.30-21.00

Cygnet Theatre

1819 – John Keats’ Year of Wonders

£8.00/£5.00

Friday 8th November

12.45-13.45

Exeter Custom House

Angie Wooldridge - You’ve Written a Short Story – Now What?

£4.00

14.00-
17.00

Exeter Custom House

Write Hub a networking event
for writers hosted by Exeter Writers

Free

14.15-15.15

Mint Methodist Church

Nicola Tallis : Uncrowned Queen: The Fateful Life of
Margaret Beaufort, Tudor Matriarch

£7.00

15.30-17.00

Mint Methodist Church

Alison Weir and Sarah Gristwood: The Whore and the Virgin: Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I

£7.00

17.30-19.30

Exeter University Lecture Theatre 1&2 , Arab and Islamic Studies Dept.

The Poetics of Kurdish Resistance

Free

18.00-19.30

Exeter Custom House

Virginia Baily and Sally Flint Cradle to Grave. Riptide Anthology Launch

Free

19.30-20.30

Exeter Phoenix

Haiku Slam – Performance and competition with Rob Casey and Phonic Fm

£2.50/£5.00

On the Door

19.30-21.00

Mint Methodist Church

Sarah Turner.  The Unmumsy Mum A-Z:
An Inexpert Guide to Parenting

£7.00

19.30-21.00

Cygnet Theatre

1819 – John Keats’ Year of Wonders

£8.00/£5.00

Saturday 9th November

10.00-11.00

Exeter Custom House

Wendy O’Shea Meddour
Stories for Children: Pebble Pals

Free

10.30

Devon & Exeter Institution

Paul Cherrill Bookworms.

Free

No Booking
Required

10.30-11.30

Exeter Central Library

Margaret Barnes and Elizabeth Ducie:
The Lawyer and The Chemist Turn to Crime

£3.00

11.15-12.15

Exeter Custom House

Windrush Stories. – stories from
Devon Development Education

Free

11.30-12.30

Exeter Central Library

Bernie Steadman and Lucy Hay in conversation:
The Different Faces of Crime

£3.00

12.30-13.30

Exeter Custom House

Anne Allen and Terri Nixon:
The When and Where of Storytelling

£7.00

14.00-15.00

Devon & Exeter Institution

David Pugsley: Was Jane Austen’s Aunt a Shoplifter?

Free

No Booking
Required

14.00-16.00

Exeter Central Library

Crime Panel . Claire Empson, Katerina Diamond, C.L Taylor, Martyn Waites.

£6.00

14.15-15.15

Exeter Custom House

Cherry GilchristWriting your Memoir

£4.00

15.00-16.30

Cygnet Theatre

1819 – John Keats’ Year of Wonders

£8.00/£5.00

15.30-16.30

Exeter Custom House

Su Bristow and Lindsay Clarke: Fantasy and Imagination

£7.00

16.00-17.00

Mint Methodist Church

Nicola May (with Drew Davies): Indie Published to Best Seller

£7.00

17.15-18.15

Mint Methodist Church

Kitty Wilson, T.A.Williams and Lizzy Lovell:
Romantic Comedy Panel -Why Do We Need Romance?

£7.00

19.30-21.00

Cygnet Theatre

1819 – John Keats’ Year of Wonders

£8.00/£5.00

20.00-21.00

Mint Methodist Church

Patrick Gale : (with Judi Spiers)-Take Nothing With You

£7.00

Sunday 10th November

10.00-12.30

Exeter Custom House

Roselle Angwin  Eco-poetry: Workshop
Writing poems of remembrance, loss & celebration

£12.00

12.45-13.45

Exeter Custom House

Miranda GoldA Small Dark Quiet

£7.00

13.30-15.00

St Nicholas Priory

Anna Chant  The Shadow of Hastings:
Tales of Anglo-Saxons after the Conquest

Free

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13.30-14.30

Southernhay United Reformed Church Hall

Helen Fry - A Very Secret War:
Bugging the Nazis in WWII

£7.00

14.00-15.00

Exeter Custom House

Elizabeth Ducie/Cathie Hartigan
Can’t You Just Make It All Up?

£4.00

14.30-15.15

Exeter Central Library

Jan Foale & Friends
Pop-up Poetry in the Library.
Performance poetry for children

Free

No tickets
required

14.45-15.45

Southernhay United Reformed Church Hall

Helen Rappaport -
The Untold Story of Women in the Crimean War

£7.00

15.00-16.30

Royal Albert Memorial Museum

Isabella Tree /Dan Eatherley/Martin Wright:

Re-Wilding – is it the Future for Britain?

Supported by

£10.00

15.30-16.30

Exeter Custom House

Adam Hart-Davis
The Weird and Wacky World of Heath Robinson

Sponsored by

£7.00

16.00-17.00

Southernhay United Reformed Church Hall

Susan RonaldHitler’s Art Thief

£7.00

17.15-18.15

Southernhay United Reformed Church Hall

Virginia Baily & Kate Furnivall Lest we Forget – Hidden Histories and Forgotten Lives

£7.00

17.00-19.00

Exeter Custom House

Elaine Beckett  Greta Stoddart, Helen Evans & Gill Barr-Whose Voice Is It Anyway?
Poetry seminar and readings

£8.00

18.00-20.00

St Nicholas Priory

Alex Poulton Schubert’s Winterreise 

£12.00

19.15-20.15

Exeter Custom House

Anthony Wilson reading from Deck Shoes and the Afterlife
John Wedgwood-Clarke New Poems

£4.00

 

 

 

   


The organisers reserve the right to make changes to speakers due to unforeseen circumstances.