Celebrate English literature at Leicester's Literary Festival

Leicester, Leicestershire

November welcomes Leicester’s annual Literary Festival organised by the School of English at the University of Leicester.

Organised by the School of English at the University of Leicester, the Leicester Literary Festival celebrates the written word, so lovers of literature and the English language are in for a treat.

From celebrating links with Richard III and Shakespeare, through Literary, Linguistic and Theatrical Perspectives, to Saturday afternoon events suitable for children aged over five; there’s something to entertain children and adult readers alike. Between events there is an opportunity to meet the writers, have a book signed, enjoy a tour of the David Wilson Library, grab a bite in the Library Café or browse the shelves of the independent University Bookshop.

Since 2008, novelists, playwrights and poets like Germaine Greer, Joanne Harris, Will Self, Carol Ann Duffy, Colm Tóibín and Leicester’s very own Sue Townsend have been celebrated and discussed.

All events are free to attend, although you might need to pre-register for your seats.

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