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Gladfest 2022

Gladfest 2022

Gladfest is back! This is the premier event in the Gladstone's Library calendar and the UK's friendliest literary festival. There are no green rooms, no VIP seats and no golden circles - just brilliant and accessible author events held in a beautiful Victorian setting.

Join us for activities, talks, book signings, poetry readings, food, drink and fun: perfect for avid readers, writers and fans of a good story.

The programme is still growing - here are the speakers we have so far:


Friday 9th September

11am: We are ready for you! Come in, enjoy a snack or drink and soak in the Gladfest atmosphere.

1pm-2pm: Dipo Faloyin, Miranda Kaufmann, Astrid Madimba and Chinny Ukata in Africa is not a Country – it’s a Continent - a panel

2.30-3.30pm: Victoria Gosling: Before the Ruins

4pm-5pm: Sarah Perry's Writing Masterclass SOLD OUT


Saturday 10th September

10am-11am: Natasha Pulley: The Half Life of Valery K

11.30am-12.30pm: Zeba Talkhani: My Past is a Foreign Country

2pm-3pm: Francesca Haig: The Cookbook of Common Prayer

3.30pm-4.30pm Going where your writing takes you – and writing about where you’re going with Suzannah Evans and Katrina Naomi

5pm-6pm: Linda Woodhead: Unknowable God


More to come!

(Please note- all tickets are sold separately. This means you can book on to events as they go live!)
Tickets start at £5 (to view talks online) and £10 for in-person seats
Gladstone’s Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3DF
Fri 9 September and Sat 10 September
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