A weekend of literary delights is promised at next month’s Ryedale Book Festival.
The festival programme is out now and includes more than 30 events across venues in Malton on the weekend of October 19 and 20 to suit anyone who enjoys reading, writing and stories.
The heart of the festival will be in the Milton Rooms where there will be an all-day independent book fair that includes book signings, a read-it/swap-it zone and a table where local authors can promote their work.
“We’ve worked hard to put together a programme of events that appeals to a wide range of tastes and ages,” said festival co-ordinator Sarah Tyson. “We are delighted that so many different groups, organisations and venues from the community are taking part as it has created a really varied programme.”
Activities for children and young people include a minibeast morning, a football reading quiz, Tweeting Tales, Angelina Ballerina’s Twirling Tales, performance story telling and a visit from a travelling storyteller.
Alongside this there will be drama and musical workshops, illustration demonstrations and the return of The Poetry Factor.
Events for adults include talks by regional writers, tales from the North York Moors, chick lit, botanical books, comedy, songwriting, papercutting and writing workshops and a talk by three crime writers. There is also the chance to have a go at illustrating, pavement art, open mic, and to listen to live music from Malton School Jazz Band around the town.
Programmes area available at libraries, Tourist Centres and participating venues.