Literary Festival Postponed

Literary Festival Postponed until 19/20th September 2020

Due to the coronavirus outbreak the organising committee has unfortunately had to postpone the Fishbourne Literary Festival. This event was due to run on the 28 & 29th March 2020. The new dates are 19 & 20th September 2020. Tickets are available for the new dates in September.

If you purchased your tickets through billetto you should receive an email from them explaining refund options. If you bought your tickets directly from us then please contact us either through the email link or phone 07718 512860 to discuss transferring your tickets to the re-scheduled event in September or getting a refund.

Fishbourne’s 5th Literary Festival   –   Saturday 19th September and Sunday 20th September  2020

Welcome to our 5th literary festival at St.Peter and St.Mary church in Fishbourne. Following last year’s successful festival –

” A very enjoyable and well run day.  Look forward to next year!”

“Excellent – varied + informative + fun”

“Second visit (last year – loved it)”

“I thought the talks were excellent and loved the variety”

we have decided to expand over two days. Both days will run 9.30am to 4.30pm and are packed full of interesting speakers.  Each day there will be talks given by well-known authors who will end with a question and answer section. There will still be a chance to pick up some second-hand books at our all day sale. Refreshments will be served throughout the day including a ploughman’s lunch between 12.30-2.30pm.We are delighted to have Kate Mosse as our Festival patron and opening speaker.

“Kate’s adaptation of her book, “The Taxidermist’s Daughter” which is set in and around Fishbourne Church, has just been announced as part of the 2020 Chichester Festival Theatre season”

‘As a Chi girl born and bred, and one who grew up in Fishbourne, I am delighted to be opening this 5th Fishbourne Loves Books weekend.  I’ve been a regular supporter of the festival since the beginning and it’s a particular pleasure for me to meet readers & celebrate writing back on my proper home turf!’

We have a packed weekend full of excellent talks from the following authors. Kate Mosse, Paul Kerensa, John Burns, Claire Fuller, Phil Hewitt, Nicci French, Olivia Fane, Miles Leeson, William Shaw and Deborah Moggach. The authors will be signing their latest book after their talk.

Don’t forget to stay for the Book Dash on Sunday 4.00-4.30pm. Buy a bag from us for £2 to fill up and take away as many books as you can from our second hand book tables.

To download and print off the full programme and speaker details please click on the following link to Booklet  2020

Tickets are now on sale please go to our tickets page for further details. Alternatively contact us via email or phone. Details to the right.

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