Get ready for Hitchin’s first book festival
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Hitchin is set for its first literary festival this month, featuring more than 130 books and talks from popular authors.
The eagerly-awaited event is set to take place on Saturday, July 29, at the British Schools Museum in Queen Street.
The occasion, called Books, Beers and Banter, is billed as a one-day readers and writers’ extravaganza, with 20 talks and workshops from best-selling authors and a London literary agent.
The fair will make full use of the British Schools Museum site including an on-site beer tent, food stall and craft fair.
There will also be plenty of opportunities to speak with the authors and purchase signed books.
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The event, starts at 12 noon and will be opened by the county’s High Sheriff Will Hobhouse,
Tickets are priced at £4 and allow access to all talks and workshops.
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Offering a wide range of topics from how to retire young and rich, to how to hook an agent and how one man made his living from murder, it’s sure to attract a varied crowd.
Aspiring writers are also well catered for, with workshops and talks aimed at helping novice authors.
The full list of authors and discussion topics are available at britishschoolsmuseum.co.uk.