October 2, 2019 by Tim Prater
The Folkestone Book Festival: The Shape of Things to Come brochure has landed!
Inspired by the ideas of Sandgate resident, H G Wells, this year’s Festival presents one-off events stretching into the wild Romney Marsh, Victorian Tin Tabernacle, 12th century church and seaside fish and chip shop!
This year’s line-up includes Booker Prize-winning author, Ben Okri who explores the role of fiction in these difficult times; actress Imogen Stubbs reads excepts of Jean Rhys’ Wild Sargasso Sea; and The Guardian features writer, Nesrine Malik investigates the stories used to maintain the status quo.
Take a look inside the brochure and explore themes including Globalisation, Nationalism & Migration and Climate Change & the Environment. Step in The Time Machine and travel back in time to celebrate the Strange Concords of authors and composers past. In a series welcoming international voices without the carbon footprint, via a live link-up, Words from a Wider World extends the possibilities for artists participating in the Festival. Inspired by Wells’ rare ability to capture his thoughts using words, Wells Said acts as a springboard for discussion throughout the Festival.
Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates and to find out more about this year’s supporters: Principal Partner, NewsNow; Education Partner, Canterbury Christ Church University; as well as Eurotunnel, Otterpool Park, Folkestone Harbour & Seafront Development Company, Southeastern, and the Friends of the Folkestone Book Festival.
For more info and booking call Box Office on 01303 760750 or click here.