Every Writer’s Dream

jane lythell

Back in 2015, we were privileged to host author Jane Lythell at our Live’n’Local festival, spending a fascinating hour in her company.

Recently, I attended the launch of her fourth book, Behind Her Back, at which the exciting announcement was made that Jane’s debut novel, psychological thriller The Lie of You, has been adapted and will be released as a feature film later this year. 


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On Art (and why we need it)

Rochester Literature Festival Hypernormalisation BBC Adam Curtis

Christina takes a close look at the Adam Curtis film Hypernormalisation, and his assertion that the art world may be partly responsible for Brexit and Trump.

One of the positive things that came out of Brexit and Trump’s victory is that people are now more interested in politics. Everyone is talking about Brexit and Trump.

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Artist call out for Watts the Story?

Watts the Story

The Rochester Literature Festival is delighted to have been awarded Small Experiment Funding by Ideas Test, to run a project entitled Watts The Story? with the residents of the Richard Watts Almshouses in Rochester.

We’re looking to engage a craft artist/maker for the duration of Watts the Story? which will take place at the main residence in Maidstone Road, Rochester.

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