Counting down to Lancaster Litfest 2014

Master of storytelling, Hugh Lupton, will be appearing at Lancaster Litfest 2014.
Master of storytelling, Hugh Lupton, will be appearing at Lancaster Litfest 2014.
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Litfest kicks off on Friday with a packed programme of events from writers, poets and performers all set to descend on Lancaster.

Enjoy intimate readings of some of the greatest ghost stories ever written with ‘Ghostly Tales’ at Lancaster Castle on Friday October 17 and Saturday October 18, 7.30pm.

Children aged eight and over have the chance to meet the creator of The Casson Family series, Hilary McKay, at Lancaster Library at 2pm on Saturday October 18.

Adults can join a workshop with the master of storytelling, Hugh Lupton, who will work with a group to create a performance piece from the text of the ancient story of ‘The Firebird’, on Sunday October 19, 10am, at The Storey.

For all lovers of poetry, Owen Lowery presents poems from his collections ‘Otherwise Unchanged’ and ‘Rego Retold’ on Sunday October 19 at 1.30pm, while at 7pm David Constantine will present his fascinating new collection, ‘Elder’, also at The Storey.

Lancaster’s first ‘Short Short Story Slam’ will see brave writers do battle with short but sharp stories and the audience deciding the winner at The Storey on Saturday October starting 8pm. Full entry details at www.shortshortstoryslam.co.uk.

Get tickets for Litfest, from October 16-20, at www.litfest.org or at Lancaster Visitor Information Centre in The Storey, 01524 582394.

lCongratulations to John Hammond of Langdale Road, Lancaster, who is the winner of our Book Club competition. John receives a free Litfest pass worth £100-plus