Knutsford Literature Festival starts this week | Knutsford Times

Knutsford Literature Festival starts this week

By on October 3, 2017

Knutsford Literature Festival starts its nine day celebration this Friday, 6 October 2017.

Now in it’s 18th year, the festival bring a great blend of biography, history, food and interesting talks from authors up until 15th October.

RHS vice-chairman Roy Lancaster will open proceedings on October 6 with a reflection on his life through people, plants and places. Later in the festival, The Guardian’s dance critic Judith Mackrell talks Venetian palazzos and award winning food writer Elisabeth Luard is also offering A Literary Lunch. Book will be available to sign at each event at the Knutsford Methodist Church and The Courthouse on Toft Road.

Festival committee member Liz Kempster said: “The festival started at the turn of the millennium, and was initially billed as a one-off event. It has gone from strength to strength and this is now our 18th year.”

Booking is recommended as popular events will be ticket only. For more detail on each event, and information on buying tickets, visit or call 07804 553171 between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.


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