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WORDFest – Crawley Festival of Words

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

 

WORDfest BOOKfair

Saturday 2nd April @ 09.00 – 18:00

Queens Square, Crawley Town Centre

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Live Writing @ Waterstone’s County Mall

Saturday 2nd April @ 10:00 – 17:00

In the window of Waterstone’s, 83-84 County Mall, Crawley

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RISE Living Library @ Crawley Library

Saturday 2nd April @ 10:00 – 12:30

Crawley Library, Southgate Ave, Crawley

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Author Event – Meet Stephen Welch

Saturday 2nd April 11:00 – 16:00

Waterstone’s 83-84 County Mall,Crawley

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Meet the Crime Writers: Julia Crouch, Sam Hayes, Peter Lovesey & Andrew Martin

Saturday 2nd April @ 18:30 -21:00

County Mall Shopping Centre Food Court, Crawley

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Live Writing @ Waterstone’s County Mall w/ Adam Lowe

Sunday 3rd April @ 10:00 – 17:00

In the window of Waterstone’s , 83-84 County Mall, Crawley

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Live Writing @ Waterstone’s County Mall w/ Kay Sexton

Monday 4th April @ 10:00 – 17:00

In the window of Waterstone’s , 83-84 County Mall, Crawley

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An Audience w/ ***WILBUR SMITH*** @ Crawley Library

Tuesday 5th April @ 16:30 – 18:30

Crawley Library, Southgate Ave, Crawley

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Panel Discussion **Working With Words** @ Crawley Library

Tuesday 5th April @ 19:00 – 20:30

Crawley Library, Southgate Ave, Crawley

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Live Writing @ Waterstone’s County Mall w/ Damien G Walter

Wednesday 6th April @ 10:00 – 17:00

In the window of Waterstone’s, 83-84 County Mall, Crawley

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Report, Discuss Promote @ The Hawth Followed by LIVE Open MIC

Wednesday 6th April @ 18:00 – 21:00

The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Ave, Crawley

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LIVE Open MIC @ The Hawth w/ Launch of Pighog Press Passport Series

Wednesday 6th April @ 19:30 – 23:00

The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Ave, Crawley

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Author Event ***Meet Cathy Brett*** @ Crawley Library

Thursday 7th April @ 16:30 – 18:00

Crawley Library, Southgate Ave, Crawley

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Meet the experts ***Comics & Graphic Novels Panels*** @ Crawley Library

Thursday 7th April @ 18:30 – 21:30

Crawley Library, Southgate Ave, Crawley

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WORDfest “WORDquiz” @ Crawley County Mall Food Court

Thursday 7th April @ 20:00 -22:00

County Mall Shopping Centre Food Court, Crawley

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Panel Discussion **Self Publishing** @ Crawley Library

Friday 8th April @ 18:00 – 19:30

Crawley Library, Southgate Ave, Crawley

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Author Event ***Meet David Alric*** @ Waterstone’s County Mall

Saturday 9th April @ 11:00 – 16:00

Waterstone’s, 83-84 County Mall, Crawley

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Author Event ***Meet Shaun Attwood*** @ Waterstone’s County Mall

Saturday 9th April @ 11:00 – 16:00

Waterstone’s, 83-84 County Mall, Crawley

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Author Event ***Meet Bobbie Darbyshire*** @ Waterstone’s County Mall

Saturday 9th April @ 11:00 – 16:00

Waterstone’s, 83-84 County Mall, Crawley

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WORDfest Finale ***One Town, One Book*** Group Meeting w/ Alex Preston

Saturday 9th April @ 19:30 – 22:30

Crawley Library, Southgate Ave, Crawley

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Author Event ***Meet Melanie Welsh*** @ Crawley Library

Saturday 16th April @ 16:30 – 19:30

Crawley Library, Southgate Ave, Crawley

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Read All About It – Crawley’s first ever festival of words

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Read All About It – Crawley’s first ever festival of words

There’s a host of events to celebrate Crawley’s first ever festival celebrating words and writing.

‘WORDfest’, which runs from Saturday April 2 till Saturday April 9, is led by Crawley Library and the town’s Waterstones bookshop.

Throughout the week there will be author talks and signings at the Library, including world-famous novelist Wilbur Smith on Tuesday April 5, at 4.30pm, and local author Alex Preston, who wrote the festival’s chosen book ‘Bleeding City’ on Saturday April 9 at 7pm. Tickets for both events are £3.

There will be some week-long activities, including ‘Fun Days’, where people can design a new cover for their favourite book, and a live writing exhibition. This will see a different author every day being given a blank writing pad, pen and laptop and have to produce a short story inspired by different one word themes. On the sixth day, an illustrator will design an image for each story.

Both these events will be held at Waterstones in the County Mall and people can come along and see the authors in action.

If you want to know how to self-publish a book, visit the Library on Friday April 8 at 6pm to speak to Keith Churchouse, Alan Gilliand and Christine Mustchin, who are all self-published authors and will give advice and information. Tickets cost £3.

Other venues will be hosting events. At The Hawth Studio on Tuesday April 5, there will be a free special WORDfest Open Mic night. The cream of Crawley’s talent will be there, including ‘Pighog Press’ poet Anthony Owen. Anyone who would like to recite someone’s else’s work, or read their own work can come along the night and put their name down.

Keith Blake, West Sussex County Council Deputy Cabinet Member with responsibility for Libraries, said: “In an age where television and film is so popular, it’s vital to remember the importance of reading, writing and being creative – and WORDfest will do this.

“With a wide range of events and activities, some of them free, there will be something for everyone, and it’s a great opportunity to share information, be creative, meet new people and gain advice from the professionals.”

For a full list of events, including venues and prices, visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/libraries and click on the Crawley Library what’s on pages. Alternatively, visit www.twitter.com/crawleywordfest, www.wordfestcrawley.org
www.facebook.com/CrawleyWordFest2011. Call Crawley Library on 01293 651751.