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Tuesday 28 May 2024

Britain’s Most Diverse Book Festival Reaches Out To First Timers For Its Five Day Run @ University Of Brighton

The Brighton Book Festival, which runs for five-days in June, will be held at Brighton University for the second year running.

Credit: Brighton Book Festival

In line with its mission to 'make the marginalised mainstream', the festival reaches a younger and more diverse audience than other book festivals. 

More than 50% of those attending in previous years said they had never been to a book festival before.
 
Confirmed guests include bestselling novelist Dorothy Koomson, Guardian columnist and author Nels Abbey and poets Roy McFarlane and AFLO. the poet.
 
The programme of 20 events includes an evening of comedy and natural wine tasting with Absolutely Fabulous actor Helen Lederer; a day of family fun, crafting and storytelling for all ages with children's laureate Joseph Coelho; and a night of poetry, spoken word and music. 
 
There will be thought-provoking discussions on the relationship between activism and literature; moving beyond European standards of beauty; writing outside your own culture; and whether it's time to take comedy writing seriously.
 
Aspiring authors will have the chance to hone their skills at the Poetry Workshop and the Writers Day, where for just £5 they will be able to meet people in the publishing industry, pitch their work and have the opportunity to win a one-to-one with an industry specialist.  
 
Co-Founder Carolynn Bain said: 

"I am delighted that the Brighton Book Festival is back again this year. I feel we have achieved so much in the last two years, giving Brighton, marginalised authors and diverse audiences the festival they deserve. It is a space to have fun, enjoy great talks and just enjoy books in Brighton.
 
"The festival takes a lot of time and sacrifice from everyone involved, but the team all agree it is totally worth it."

The Brighton Book Festival runs from 18th to 23rd June 2024. CLICK HERE for tickets.

by: Mike Cobley




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