Our popular Cafe Crawl makes a comeback this year, taking place on Saturday, October 10 in three of Rochester’s top eateries.
We are excited to announce that festival creative partner Sam Hall’s new full-length play, MY MIND IS FREE, comes to the Rochester Literature Festival on Sunday 11 October as part of a 20-venue tour of London and the Southeast, supported by Arts Council England.
The delightful and inspiring Melanie is with us to unlock your memories, in the second of our Sunday workshops at Sun Pier House.
The lovely ‘Nature Girl’ Carol Donaldson will be joining us at Sun Pier House on Sunday, October 11, for a workshop with a difference.
Our final speaker on Sunday, October 11 is the charismatic and funny Michael Nath.
The lovely Maggie will be joining us on Sunday afternoon (11/10) to share some of her evocative and fascinating stories and poems.
Of course, Bill needs no introduction to Medway, not really!
One of the near legendary Medway Poets Group alongside Billy Childish, Bill has performed his poems in Europe and the Americas and been published in magazines, journals and anthologies all over the world.
Our keynote speaker for this year’s festival is Sir Robert Worcester, Chairman of the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Commemoration Committee and founder of MORI (Market & Opinion Research International).
We’re pleased to announce that the opening speaker of our history themed day in Rochester is the prolific medieval specialist, Toni Mount.
Our first confirmed speaker for Sunday, October 11 at Sun Pier House is the wonderful Jane Lythell. Jane lives in Brighton and is a sea-lover, star-gazer, film and football fan. Continue reading
Continuing our history themed first day at the 2015 festival, we’re delighted to welcome Truda Thurai back to Rochester.