By alocke, Nov 16 2016 11:13PM
The increasingly popular Maryport Litfest takes place this coming weekend – Friday to Sunday, at Senhouse Roman Museum in Maryport. This will be our 9th Festival, and the theme is WILD! Once again we have achieved an Arts Council Grant, as recognition for the work we are doing on the West Coast.
There will be writing workshops on the Friday afternoon, and the Festival will be launched by Cumbrian resident Doug Scott on Friday night, who will speak about his experiences in the Wild! As ever we try to feature many local authors, including the Lakeland Dialect Society who will be launching their new book! Another Cumbrian resident, Catherine Anderson, will be talking about her late partner’s book about the 'Lost Himalayan Railways' which is being sold in aid of the Angus McDonald Trust, set up in his memory for work in Burma. Eric Robson will be talking about his experiences of the Wild!, we will be showing the film of another Cumbrian resident’s life, Gwen Moffat, and Cumbrian resident Simon Yates will be talking about his 3rd book 'The Wild Within'. On Sunday Steve Matthews will be talking about 'Beauty in the The Lap of Horror', his new book about Borrowdale, while we will be going further afield in the afternoon when Brontë expert and author of several books on the family, Juliet Barker, will be discussing the influence of the Wild! on the Brontë family. There will be Wild! poetry in the afternoon from Grevel Lindop and the internationally regarded poet Tom Picard from Maryport, followed by a poetry tea and poetry competition results.
View the programme and Sign up here if you can! It will be a blast!