Chester Literature Festival

Welcome to Chester Literature Festival 2019
  • Storyhouse Theatre

This year Chester Literature Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Storyhouse has programmed the festival since 2012, its artists in residence have included Ted Hughes Prize winner Hollie McNish and Poet Laureate for Canterbury Lemn Sissay, whose poems can currently be seen adorning the walls, floors, nooks and crannies of Storyhouse.

Enjoy authors, poets, performances and discussion across the festival.

Chester Literature Festival
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On Stage An Evening with Michael Morpurgo
Storyhouse Theatre

Join one of the UK’s best-loved authors as he shares his gift for magical storytelling and reveals the secrets nearly 50 years of writing has taught him.

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On Stage An Evening with Armistead Maupin
Storyhouse Theatre

The bestselling, much-loved author of the iconic and ground-breaking series Tales of the City and LGBT activist comes to Storyhouse as part of his first ever UK tour.

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On Stage Nadiya Hussain: Finding My Voice
Storyhouse Theatre

Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain celebrates the publication of her brand-new memoir, in her own warm, honest and humorous way.

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On Stage Neil Oliver: The Story of Britain in 100 Places
Storyhouse Theatre

Neil Oliver was born to love Great Britain. During his 20 years travelling to every corner, and whilst filming BBC2’s Coast, he’s fallen in love all over again.

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On Stage Roger McGough: joinedupwriting
Storyhouse Theatre

Roger McGough’s exuberant new collection joinedupwriting contains his signature wit, irreverence and vivacity, showcasing the nation’s favourite poet at his finest.

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On Stage Austentatious
Storyhouse Theatre

A cast of the country’s quickest comic performers conjures up a brand new ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience.

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Season On Stage 2019

From musicals, dance and comedy, to opera, drama and family – there’s something for everyone on stage at Storyhouse.