The link between the Settle to Carlisle line and the Ilkley Literature Festival!

Click HERE to hear an interview on the Arachne Press website where my fellow-author Peter Cooper and I talk about what it’s been like putting together this fringe event for the 40th Ilkley Literature Festival – a festival that just gets better every year, and also believes in supporting local authors like us by having a thriving fringe programme.

Look out for references to the Settle to Carlisle line (a real gem to have on my doorstep and by far the nicest way to travel into the Dales) and to a lovely, generous ex-railwayman in Settle who has lent us his original station hats to wear for the event! Here’s a photo of me trying one of them on at home:

me in railway hat

 

It’s on the 15th October, 9-10pm at Ilkley Playhouse. We can promise you a brief but amusing and varied journey through some selected highlights of trains and railways popping up in literature.

We will also read from Stations, published by Arachne Press.

AND that free cake we keep mentioning is kindly provided by Exquisite Handmade Cakes of Leeds – delicious enough to come for that alone!

 

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Free Fringe Event at the Ilkley Literature Festival 2013

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Join myself and fellow-author Peter Cooper for a fabulous FREE fringe event at the Ilkley Literature Festival.

Date: 15th October 2013.

Venue: Wildman Studio, Ilkley Playhouse

Time 9.00 – 10.00pm

We will take you on a journey through a selection of our favourite instances of trains and railway stations making an appearance in literature, and we will also be reading from Stations, an anthology from Arachne Press.

There will be free cake to enjoy on your journey, kindly provided by Exquisite Handmade Cakes!

More details here:

Ilkley Fringe Flier Word Doc

There are still tickets for some of the festival’s events, and there is also an interesting range of other free fringe events – check out the festival website and pop a couple in your diary to look forward to!