A Festival of Words and Ideas
Priority Booking to Friends: 27 January
Public Booking: 3 February
6-15 March the curious, the bookish and the adventurous will gather once again
at Theatre by the Lake this March to rub shoulders with our finest writers and
thinkers at the leading literature festival in the North West, Words by the
The ten-day spring festival of more than 100 events
not only celebrates writing in all its forms but stimulates debate and
discussion which often continue over a drink in the theatre bar long after the
event is over. Expect a dynamic and inspiring line-up in the Main House
alongside intriguing, intimate themed days in the Studio. There are plenty of
opportunities to engage with speakers in the question and answer sessions or to
chat with them at the book signing (the shelves of the festival bookshop,
Bookends, simply heave with irresistible fresh-off-the-press titles).
Highlights from this year's line up include: A.C.
Grayling, A.L Kennedy, Ben Okri, David Owen, Jenny Eclair, Joan Bakewell, John
Crace, Melvyn Bragg, Natalie Haynes, Polly Toynbee and David Walker, Ruth
Davidson, Simon Heffer, Steve Richards, Val McDermid and many more besides…
Check back here for priority booking details on 27 Jan and public booking on 3 Feb.