Author Georgia Twynham
The 2011 Programme
Children's LiteratureThe festival always has something to offer all ages, and this year the educational programme features appearances from the Lincolnshire Poet Laureate Joel Stickley, author Tom Palmer, and Georgia Twynham. Georgia recently won the Lincolnshire Young People's Book Award for her novel The Thirteenth. There are also a number of free story sessions for under 5's.
Workshops and EventsWriting for children, starting a reading group, and writing poetry are the subjects of workshops, although I think there's slightly less emphasis on nurturing new talent in this festival, because there are fewer workshops compared with the overall number of events. There are also other events that highlight the work of craft, finance, food and travel writers.
However, probably the greatest emphasis is on history this year. Friday 21st October is Rural Reflections Day, with six events concerned with local history from various periods. There are also appearances from historical novelists Rory Clements, Jane Sanderson and Karen Maitland, a discussion of a biography of Oscar Wilde's wife by Franny Moyle, and a screening of An Ideal Husband. Far Welter'd, the East Lincolnshire Dialect Society, will be hosting events on the Saturday to celebrate National Dialect Day, something that has featured in the festival programmes since 2004. History has often been part of the festival, but in 2011 its role is much more marked.
Visit the Wolds Words website to download the full programme.
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