Liverpool Literary Festival 2018

Hosted by the University of Liverpool, we are delighted to announce this year’s line-up will include Sir Tony Robinson, Val McDermid, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Colm Tóibín, James Naughtie, Claire Tomalin and Fiona Sampson, amongst other well-known literary figures.

New Voices with Colm Tóibín

10:00am - 11:15am  /  Saturday 20th October 2018

Graphic Novels with Bryan and Mary Talbot

11:30am - 12:45pm  /  Saturday 20th October 2018

A Date with Tony Robinson

11:45am - 12:45pm  /  Saturday 20th October 2018

Talking McCartney & Liverpool Music with Paul Du Noyer

1:15pm - 2:00pm  /  Saturday 20th October 2018

A Woman's Century

2:30pm - 3:30pm  /  Saturday 20th October 2018

Memoir and Life Writing - Claire Tomalin and Blake Morrison

4:00pm - 5:15pm  /  Saturday 20th October 2018

Sebastian Barry in conversation with Professor Roy Foster

6:00pm - 7:15pm  /  Saturday 20th October 2018

Colm Tóibín Reading and in Conversation with James Naughtie

8:00pm - 9:15pm  /  Saturday 20th October 2018

Peace Poetry Breakfast and Readings by Fiona Sampson

9:15am - 11:00am  /  Sunday 21st October 2018

Family Event - The Donut Diaries

10:00am - 10:45am  /  Sunday 21st October 2018

Family Event - Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth & Runaway Robot

11:15am - 12:15pm  /  Sunday 21st October 2018

Writing for the Archers and Adapting Novels for Radio

11:30am - 12:30pm  /  Sunday 21st October 2018

Fake News - A Satirical Novel about Donald Trump

1:00pm - 1:30pm  /  Sunday 21st October 2018

Workshop - Hooking Your Listener with Sara Davies

1:15pm - 3:30pm  /  Sunday 21st October 2018

Workshop - Be Your Own Archers Scriptwriter with Mary Cutler

1:15pm - 3:30pm  /  Sunday 21st October 2018

Family Event - Life & Death, Extreme Surgery, Lying, and Good Frocks

2:00pm - 2:45pm  /  Sunday 21st October 2018

Common People

2:00pm - 3:15pm  /  Sunday 21st October 2018

Afternoon Tea with Claire Tomalin and Michael Frayn

3:00pm - 4:30pm  /  Sunday 21st October 2018

Family Event - Brock/ Pike/ Rook

3:30pm - 4:15pm  /  Sunday 21st October 2018

Poetry and Image

3:45pm - 4:45pm  /  Sunday 21st October 2018

‘The Train and the River’ – Van Morrison's Belfast

5:15pm - 6:30pm  /  Sunday 21st October 2018

Frank Cottrell- Boyce, 'What will we do with all these people?'

7:00pm - 8:15pm  /  Sunday 21st October 2018