Portsmouth has a strong literary heritage including Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and HG Wells and Portsmouth BookFest strives to continue that tradition, attracting diverse audiences to exciting local events featuring popular and accessible authors. This year BookFest will run between October 17th and November 13th 2011 with a programme including such authors as Darren Shan, Jazz Domino Holly, Claire Tomalin, Guy Bass, D.J. Kirkby, Dee Williams, Lesley Pearse and more plus a host of talks (including one with local publishers Tricorn Books), workshops and poetry readings.
Portsmouth BookFest is jointly organised by Portsmouth City Library Service and The Hayling Island Bookshop. There is an associated schools programme organised by Portsmouth School Library Service.
You can find the full programme details HERE and can contact the box office at 02392 688 685.