26th Oct, 2016

Writing talent on show at Evesham festival

Rob George 5th Jun, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A POPULAR Evesham writing festival will kick off with something for all bookworms from across the Vale.

The AsparaWriting Festival, Evesham’s very own writing and literary festival, starts tomorrow (Saturday) with a great line up of events scheduled throughout the week.

A series of half day workshops and evening talks with a great line up of writers, including Philip Gooden, Ruth Downie, Karen Maitland, Janet Laurence, NJ Cooper, Robert Low and Michael Jecks are all planned for the festival which runs until next Friday (June 12).

The workshops really are a chance for aspiring writers to hone their skills and get some great tips and advice.

For those who just love books and reading, the evening talks offer the chance to hear writers sharing their experiences, and enjoy a glass of wine!

The highlight of the week is sure to be a talk by Dr Ian Mortimer, best known for his 2008 book Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England, next Friday (June 12).

Dr Mortimer will be talking about ‘The Mortimers of Wigmore: Twelve generations of violent revolt (and even more violent loyalty) 1075 – 1425.’ during what is expected to be an exciting evening.

Sue Jenkinson of the Evesham Hotel, and one of the founders of the AsparaWriting Festival said “We have a great programme for 2015 and I’m absolutely delighted that this year’s Festival has secured financial support from Evesham Town Council and Wychavon District Council, as well as from Allchurch Bailey.

“There really is something for everyone in the programme,” she added.

Visit www.AsparaWritingfestival.co.uk or call Sue Jenkinson on 01386 765566 for more details of the 2015 AsparaWriting Festival.