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Literary Leicester festival announces line-up

7th October 2010

The writers who will participate in the third Literary Leicester festival have been confirmed by the University of Leicester.

Feminist writer Professor Germaine Greer and Chocolat novelist Joanne Harris are among the literary stars who are set to appear at the event, which is being held from Wednesday November 10th to the 13th.

The festival's opening day will take the theme of The Day Before Yesterday: Re-visiting Post-War Britain and will include a discussion involving historians David Kynaston, Dominic Sandbrook and Tom Holland.

A programme of events will be dedicated to poetry on November 11th, including the launch of New Walk Magazine and readings from Grevel Lindop, Alice Oswald and Matt Merritt.

Friday November 12th will see university scholars celebrate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, while the following day will revolve around children's writing and feature sessions with illustrator Korky Paul and storyteller Dominic Kelly.

University of Leicester pro-vice-chancellor Christine Fyfe commented: 'The Literary Leicester festival is establishing an enviable reputation for its stimulating and enjoyable events on literary themes.'

Earlier this week, it was announced that the Dundee Literary Festival will be moved to a winter date, allowing a second event to be held this year.
 

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