Bury St Edmunds Flyer October 2023 we hear about an upcoming Literature Festival in Bury St Edmunds, and other community events and updates. And we also hear from local groups, charities and clubs.
Foreword Festival: Writing on the Fringe
We’re counting down to a brand-new book festival in Bury St Edmunds! Sister event to the Bury Literature Festival, the Foreword Festival is the very first literary fringe festival in the UK, and it’s taking place at the Guildhall on Saturday October 7th and Sunday October 8th 2023.
There’s no need to book tickets in advance for the festival’s free events! At the Guildhall, you’ll have the chance to meet the Foreword Festival authors at the Fringe Book Fair. Entry to the Guildhall and the book fair is completely free from 10am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday, and you’ll find everything from science fiction, fantasy and graphic novels, to poetry, skateboarding, illustrated children’s books, and advice on publishing your own work.
If you’re out and about in Bury St Edmunds on Saturday 7th October, keep an eye out for free live readings by QuirkHouse Theatre Company. Two actors will be reading the judges’ favourite stories from the Fast Foreword Flash Fiction competition. Catch them at Moyses Hall Museum (10am), upstairs at The Apex (10.45am), Bury St Edmunds Library (11.30am), Damson & Wilde (12.15pm) and the Cathedral Cloisters (1pm).
As well as the free activities, you can also book tickets for an author panel on science fiction, fantasy and horror, featuring Bex Hogan, Josh Winning, Matt Adcock and Rachel Churcher. The panel will take place at the Shuffle Board Game Café on Sunday 8th October, and tickets are available now from www.forewordfestival.uk. Following the panel, Bex Hogan and Josh Winning will be signing their books at the Buttermarket Branch of Waterstones, and Matt and Rachel will be signing books at the book fair in the Guildhall. Both signing events are free to attend.
If you’re an aspiring writer, or you’re looking to improve your skills, the Foreword Festival workshops at the Guildhall are designed to inspire and encourage you through the writing and publishing process. Saturday’s workshops will concentrate on writing skills, including character creation, researching historical fantasy, and using person and tense, while Sunday’s will offer advice and training on finding your route to publication, marketing your books, and distributing your work. Spaces are very limited, and tickets are available now from www.forewordfestival.uk.
Don’t miss out on Bury St Edmunds’ newest festival! For new announcements, ticket bookings, and the full programme, visit www.forewordfestival.uk.
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