Other Worlds, Other Voices: The Skywatcher Investigation

Strange things have been happening in Rochester: Unexplained lights in the sky, bizarre disappearances, and what is that odd sound? The Bureau for Unexplained Crisis, Knowledge and Extraterrestrial-ism or ‘B.U.C.K.E.T.’ is set to investigate as part of Other Worlds, Other Voices.

Join us for an afternoon of interactive story gaming, examining the unlikely side of Rochester. The game will be followed by a final performance at an undisclosed location. Can you discover what’s been happening? The truth is out there, somewhere…

We are raising funds for this investigation using an unusual site called indiegogo. It’s important we get the right tools to locate the alien disturbances (or at least to make them from semi convincing items we can lay our hands on!)

Keep your eyes on the skies and ask yourself, what do you believe?

The Skywatcher is an interactive story game that will take place on Sunday, October 6th during the Rochester Literature Festival.  The starting point for the event will be the coFWD coworking space at 161 High Street, Rochester. Tickets are £6 and need to be booked in advance via the Eventbrite page here. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Other Worlds, Other Voices on National Poetry Day

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The opening events in the Rochester Literature Festival ‘Other Worlds, Other Voices’ will take place on National Poetry Day, Thursday October 3rd.

ME4Writers popular poem treasure hunt, Poetrymon, will begin the festival, with poems by local writers on designer postcards hidden throughout the Medway Towns. Clues to finding them will be given on line as ever, at ME4’s special Poetrymon page (which will be on line for 3 October only!) at me4writers.wordpress.com.


Medway Libraries, proudly supported by the Rochester Literature Festival, is holding two special events with award winning author Maggie Harris.

To celebrate Black History Month, Maggie will share a selection of her poetry and prose at Rochester Library on Thursday, October 3rd, from 7.30pm.

Additionally, there will be a Poetry Workshop with Maggie at Strood Library on Saturday, October 5th between 10am – 12noon. Take the opportunity to discover your inner voice, guided by an expert.

Both events are free but will require booking on 01634 337799.


Details of the other events taking place between October 3rd – 13th will appear as separate posts in due course. Most events are free, but some will have a small charge to help us cover some of our costs. As a voluntary group, the RLF currently have no funding and would welcome any donations in exchange for logos and weblinks on the website in association with us generally, or in support of individual events. If you’d like to help, please contact Jaye via email at rochesterlitfest@gmail.com Thank you.