Schools Day 1: Bookworms (8-11 year olds)
Thursday 10th October, 09:30-14:45, Main Marquee and other venues,
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Our lively workshops for 8-11 year olds will be run by a multi-talented quintet of writers and artists: Liz Kessler, Matt Windle, Sue Field, Anna Chorlton and Martin Brown.
Cream of Cornish
Saturday 12th October, 10:00-11:00, Main Marquee
Once again we kick off our first day of grown-up talks with a free cabaret of varied readings from the work of writers with a strong Cornish connection. Last year this proved an unexpected festival highlight and we’re sure this year’s line-up will be just as startling. Your compere will be novelist Patrick Gale.
Saturday 12th October, 14:30-15:30, Main Marquee
John Boyne’s phenomenal career as a novelist takes a new turn with Ladder to the Sky, a pitch black comedy that comes uncomfortably close to home with its merciless look at the secret inner life of a novelist who will stop at nothing! John will be in conversation with the BBC’s Petroc Trelawny.
Sunday 13th October, 13:00-14:00, Main Marquee
Everyone has a favourite Moggach novel, from Tulip Fever and The Ex-Wives to These Foolish Things, which she adapted as the hugely popular film The Best Marigold Hotel. She’ll be in conversation with Cathy Rentzenbrink about her incredible career as both novelist and screenwriter, her work for Dignity in Dying and her new novel, The Carer, which wittily then movingly dissects the challenges faced by adult children too distracted to care for their father when he reaches that difficult age.
Sunday 13th October, 17:30-18:30, St Endellion Church
In 2016 Tessa Hadley’s accumulated achievements in fiction were finally recognised with a Windham-Campbell award – one of writing’s highest honours. She’ll be talking with Patrick Gale about her latest novel, Late in the Day, a quietly devastating account of marriage and friendship. Patrick, for one, cannot wait! If you and your reading group have yet to discover Tessa’s work, this would be a great place to start.