Letters, eh? Bloody brilliant that’s what they are. There’s A and B and, err, C and more than 20 others to choose from. Join a few together and you can make a word. Some stick sentence you in the together order words and make a can. Better still, you can stick some words together in order and make a sentence. They really are most excellent! And the point of that is what exactly? Well, there’s only a few weeks to go until the Richmond Literature Festival gets underway. It’s billed as a “fantastic festival of books & words, tales, talks, ideas & thoughts” and on the whole they’re not wrong. There’s no Literary Salon in Twickenham this year (boo!) but there’s still a huge amount to enjoy, including a strand of events called the “children’s and young people’s festival”. The readings, talks and discussions take place in several venues across the borough including ‘our very own’ Strawberry Hill House, Marble Hill House, York House and Orleans House Gallery.
Whether you want poetry, to hear Max Hastings talk about his book ‘Catastrophe’ charting how a complacent Europe slid into the First World War, to spend an evening with writer and stand-up comedian Viv Groskop, to find out about writers’ Desert Island Books, to have a literature focused tea party for the under 5s, or to join a discussion about crime fiction, then you’re in luck. And there’s plenty more where that came from if you’d just hurry along and browse the online listings.
The Literature Festival runs from 1st to 30th November across the Borough. Tickets are now on sale. So, have a word with yourself, Twickenham.
* Richmond Literature Festival
[Oh, and more thing… not linked to the Festival in anyway but what the hell… if you’re a local blogger, tweeter, scribbler, snapper or dabbler or are just interested in Twickenham stuff, then take note that we’re planning to hold another ‘tweet up’ event. Keep the November 14th free. More details soon.]