Raynor Winn, million-copy international best-seller and prize-winning author of three Sunday Times bestsellers -‘The Salt Path’, ‘The Wild Silence’ and ‘Landlines’ – is to headline the Weston Lit Festival, taking place in the seaside town this Autumn (5 – 8 October).
Presented by Super Culture and produced in partnership with Weston-super-Mare Town Council and The Write Box, the Lit Fest, programmed around the theme ‘Words on the Edge: Bookish adventures across land, sea and identity’, features a host of nationally-renowned names alongside acclaimed local authors and poets.
Fiona Matthews, creative director at Super Culture, said: “Weston Lit Fest bursts onto the landscape with a fresh programme of story-related events and activities that includes walks, rowing boats and literary encounters with swimming and the British seaside.
“Land and sea permeate Raynor Winn’s phenomenal books of thriving against the odds on the British coast path and we are delighted to welcome her to Weston to talk about her latest best-seller ‘Landlines’.
“Whether you are interested in fiction, non-fiction, poetry or illustration, or you are looking for food for thought and perhaps a platform for your own creative voice, the Festival line-up offers plenty to surprise and inspire you.”
Cllr Catherine Gibbons said: “Our coastal landscape provides the perfect backdrop for the Lit Fest, which not only celebrates local landmarks and community but also takes you on a literary journey far and wide. Offering something for all ages, the event promises to be a real page-turner!”
The four day event is packed with experiences for everyone, including talks, readings, book signings, family workshops, poetry and performance – from free drop-in sessions to ticketed, pay-what-you-decide events at venues throughout the town.
For more programme details and to book tickets, visit https://superculture.org.uk/whats-on/