Like words? Like books? Like reading? By which we mean the activity not the Berkshire town previously famous for beer, bulbs and biscuits but now famous for nothing in particular. If you do then you’ll be pleased to hear that November sees the return of Richmond Literature Festival to the borough. From 1st to 28th November in different venues across Richmond there will be discussions, talks, readings, workshops and there’s even a children’s programme too. In other words, there’s a lot on.

Events include: a ‘music and spoken word takeover of Orleans House Gallery’; Terry Waite discussing his new book at The Exchange in Twickenham; Elisabeth Galvin talking about her new biography of (railway) children’s author E. Nesbit; historian and telly bloke Dan Snow discussing his new book On This Day in History which looks at key events from each day of a year; an opportunity to work with poet and writer Agnieszka Studzinska to learn how to generate ideas for poetry writing. Sue Prideaux, Kamal Ahmed, Angela Saini and Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler also feature. Venues include The Exchange, Twickenham Library, the ETNA Centre and about a dozen other locations from Barnes to Hampton.

Without wanting to state the bloody obvious, full details are on the Richmond Literature Festival website. Enjoy… and don’t forget to share your top tips or reviews on here.

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