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It is with a huge fanfare that Visit Dulverton announces its new and exciting event for 2022 – The Dulverton Exmoor Literary Festival!  Taking place over the weekend of 19/20 November and billed as ‘A new Exmoor festival for story-lovers of all ages!”

There will be six hour-long informal talks taking place throughout the day in Dulverton Town Hall on Sunday 20 November, given by bestselling authors and writers on a variety of topics such as politics and drama, sport, psychology, historical, romantic and crime fiction, food and wine, yoga and writing for children.

Festival-goers can expect an illuminating talk from Norman Scott discussing his recently-released memoir An Accidental Icon, looking back at his life and his much-documented turbulent relationship with 1970’s Liberal politician Jeremy Thorpe, including his attempted murder on Porlock Hill. The UK’s most respected rugby union columnist, Rob Kitson, will talk about his bestseller Exe Men: The Extraordinary Rise of Exeter Chiefs, and MasterChef judge William Sitwell, one of Britain’s leading food writers, will discuss the history of food, including the problems associated with feeding Britain during WWII – so topical today.

Festival Director, Ali Pegrum said “Since first imagining the festival at the beginning of the year, we have received an immense amount of encouragement and support from a host of authors, writers, publishers and libraries right across the South West – all keen to help promote Exmoor’s very own inaugural literary festival and encourage reading and writing for everyone. As the Southern Gateway to Exmoor, Dulverton is the perfect place to host such an event and we hope that it will be repeated annually.”

Details of other bestselling authors attending the festival will be released shortly, along with the full programme and links to ticket purchasing.  Each talk will include time for audience questions, followed by author book signing in the festival’s in-house popup bookshop provided by Waterstones Barnstaple. There’ll even be an opportunity for a brief seated yoga meditation therapy session with Colin Dunsmuir, writer and a leading voice in the global yoga community.

The winner and runners up of the Dulverton Exmoor Literary Festival Writing Competition will be announced on the Sunday, with the winning entry read out by the competition’s judge, historical fiction author Kate Lord Brown.  The competition will be open to all children from Reception to Year Six, more details to follow.

The entire two-day event has been generously sponsored by local businesses Stockham Farm Exmoor, Exmoor News, Hedley Price Funeral Directors, Jeff Pegrum Landscaping, PFG Fabrication, Town Mills B&B, Tozers Solicitors, Ware Construction, Rothwell & Dunworth Books, First Design Print Web, Stags Estate Agents, Osteo & Physio Tiverton, Maitland Walker Solicitors and The Exclusive Cake Company.

Tag Archive for: Book Club

Join award winning illustrator, writer and poet Jackie Morris at Seven Fables, Dulverton. Best known for The Lost Words and The Lost Spells produced in collaboration with Robert Macfarlane, Jackie will be resident ‘in the kitchen’ at Seven Fables, painting, sharing tales, gilding stones and signing books.  Her visits with us are always magical so do  join us.

No need to book, just call in!

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Swanfolk by Kristin Omarsdottir

If you love reading and enjoy walking then this could be just the book club you have been seeking…

Joining the group is free and new members are always made welcome. We do request however that you purchase your copy of the selected title from Seven Fables by way of booking your place and ‘purchasing a ticket.’

We depart promptly at 2pm from outside the shop where we return by 4.30pm at the latest.

Do bring a drink and a snack to enjoy, a flask is a good idea when the weather is cooler.

Happy & sociable dogs are welcome. We kindly request short leads only, however once in the woods they may roam free, kept under close control. *Dogs are not permitted on our special event walks and talks – if in doubt please do ask.

Drift by Caryl Lewis

If you love reading and enjoy walking then this could be just the book club you have been seeking…

Joining the group is free and new members are always made welcome. We do request however that you purchase your copy of the selected title from Seven Fables by way of booking your place and ‘purchasing a ticket.’

We depart promptly at 2pm from outside the shop where we return by 4.30pm at the latest.

Do bring a drink and a snack to enjoy, a flask is a good idea when the weather is cooler.

Happy & sociable dogs are welcome. We kindly request short leads only, however once in the woods they may roam free, kept under close control. *Dogs are not permitted on our special event walks and talks – if in doubt please do ask.

Author visit, details to be announced.

If you love reading and enjoy walking then this could be just the book club you have been seeking…

Joining the group is free and new members are always made welcome. We do request however that you purchase your copy of the selected title from Seven Fables by way of booking your place and ‘purchasing a ticket.’

We depart promptly at 2pm from outside the shop where we return by 4.30pm at the latest.

Do bring a drink and a snack to enjoy, a flask is a good idea when the weather is cooler.

Happy & sociable dogs are welcome. We kindly request short leads only, however once in the woods they may roam free, kept under close control. *Dogs are not permitted on our special event walks and talks – if in doubt please do ask.

Author visit, Katharine Norbury, Women on Nature

If you love reading and enjoy walking then this could be just the book club you have been seeking…

Joining the group is free and new members are always made welcome. We do request however that you purchase your copy of the selected title from Seven Fables by way of booking your place and ‘purchasing a ticket.’

We depart promptly at 2pm from outside the shop where we return by 4.30pm at the latest.

Do bring a drink and a snack to enjoy, a flask is a good idea when the weather is cooler.

Happy & sociable dogs are welcome. We kindly request short leads only, however once in the woods they may roam free, kept under close control. *Dogs are not permitted on our special event walks and talks – if in doubt please do ask.

A Winter Book by Tove Jansson

If you love reading and enjoy walking then this could be just the book club you have been seeking…

Joining the group is free and new members are always made welcome. We do request however that you purchase your copy of the selected title from Seven Fables by way of booking your place and ‘purchasing a ticket.’

We depart promptly at 2pm from outside the shop where we return by 4.30pm at the latest.

Do bring a drink and a snack to enjoy, a flask is a good idea when the weather is cooler.

Happy & sociable dogs are welcome. We kindly request short leads only, however once in the woods they may roam free, kept under close control. *Dogs are not permitted on our special event walks and talks – if in doubt please do ask.