This Bookfest has seen many great events appealing to a great range of people. It kicked off with Michael Morpurgo, a true gent whose work appeals to people of all ages and backgrounds. Stewart Ferris from Summersdale Publishers gave a talk about how to get published while Phil Hewitt, writer of the Portsmouth, Chichester and Winchester Miscellanies discussed Portsmouth’s place in history.
Other events have included talks from Jacqueline Wilson, Portsmouth’s very own Dave Allen (http://pompeypop.wordpress.com/) discussing Popular Music in Portsmouth and the History of Hampshire County Cricket, which also coincided with Black History Month.
Coming up there is the You, Me and Everyone in Portsmouth where stories from the people of this Fair Isle will be projected onto the Guildhall, a talk from Stephen Cooper, author of The Final Whistle about a rugby club in the First World War, a Girls’ Night In (which a friend of mine is running) and the Day of the Dead but more about that tomorrow!
This is just a taster of what is still to come to the Portsmouth Bookfest. Get to the website and order your tickets now! http://www.portsmouthbookfest.co.uk/
This entry was posted on 27/10/2013 by James Bicheno. It was filed under Books and Films and Exhibitions and That, Scribbling and was tagged with Authors, Books, Children's Authors, Cricket, Day of the Dead, Events, Pop Music, Portsmouth, Portsmouth Bookfest, Rugby, Talks.