Bestsellers Day coming soon to the East Riding Festival of Words in Beverley

Wed 27th September 2023
Bestsellers Day Coming Soon To The East Riding Festival Of Words In Beverley

Tickets for the East Riding Festival of Words 2023 are already proving popular.

Organised by East Riding Libraries, the Festival programme has been put together by librarians from the service, based on authors, poets and other creative writers who are popular with library members and customers.

Highlights of the Festival include Saturday, 21 October when Beverley Memorial Hall will host the ‘Bestsellers Day’, featuring some hugely successful authors.

Kicking off the day at 10am is Sunday Times bestselling author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, Joanna Cannon. In conversation with Louise Beech, she will discuss her two most recent books A Tidy Ending and Will You Read This, Please?, a collection of twelve stories as told to the best British writers, based on the lived experience of people who have faced mental illness in the UK. Tickets cost £7.

Following at 12pm is Pip Fallow, as he discusses his book, Dragged Up Proppa. This is Pip's story of being 'dragged up proppa', living by his wits, working and travelling the world before finally settling a few miles from where he grew up. Broadcaster and writer Ian Clayton chats to the author about his experience writing the book and the themes within it. Tickets cost £7.

At 2pm, Matt Cain chats about his latest book Becoming Ted and his other glorious novels with Andy Train. This event is bound to be Uplifting and Marvellous! Tickets cost £7.

Last but, certainly, not least, sees the turn of Great British Bake-Off winner and Strictly Come Dancing runner up, John Whaite, as he discusses his memoir, Dancing on Eggshells. Tickets cost £7.

Day tickets are also available for the Bestsellers Day, costing £20 for all four events.

Thanks to funding from Arts Council England, all the Festival of Words events have been subsidised, bringing affordable entertainment to the East Riding.

To see the full programme for the East Riding Festival of Words, and to buy tickets for all events online, visit or call 01482 392699 during office hours.

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