Talks

On Stage Jodi Picoult
Storyhouse Theatre

A tantalising prelude to our Literature Festival!  Join us for an evening with Jodi Picoult, the day before publication of…

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On Stage An Evening with Nigella Lawson
Storyhouse Theatre

Nigella Lawson established herself as a household name in 1998 with the publication of her groundbreaking debut cookbook, How to…

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On Stage Patrick Gale: Take Nothing With You
Garret Theatre

Leaving your childhood behind is easier said than done…   Take Nothing With You is a sad-funny comedy of resilience and survival.  His…

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On Stage Lemn Sissay in Conversation with Jenni Fagan
Storyhouse Theatre

An unique event created and hosted by Lemn Sissay, Chester Literature Festival’s guest poet in residence, exploring stories of resilience from people who have experienced the care system.

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On Stage An Evening with John Simpson
Storyhouse Theatre

In this fascinating evening John Simpson will introduce his new book Moscow, Midnight, a fast paced and revelatory thriller, as well as talking about some of the difficult and often dangerous situations he has faced as a reporter.

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On Stage Uni at the Fest | Literature and the Every-day
Garret Theatre

Hosted by the Department of Modern Languages University of Chester, Eric Chauvier, the French anthropologist, and Anna-Louise Milne, a specialist in twentieth-century Parisian history and culture, will discuss the creative potential of the everyday. 

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On Stage An Evening with Joanna Trollope
Storyhouse Theatre

Joanna Trollope has been writing for over thirty years and is well known for her enormously successful contemporary works of fiction.  She has been described as one of the most insightful chroniclers and social commentators writing fiction today

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On Stage Uni at the Fest | Stasi Child: An Interview with David Young
Garret Theatre

David Young talks in conversation with Dr Richard Millington of the University of Chester about his novels, crime in East Germany and the fascinating research and real-life stories behind the Stasi Child series – including world exclusive photos of a daring daylight escape over the Berlin Wall.

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