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The Essar Chester Literature Festival 2013

November 14, 2013

A little belated, but this year’s Chester Literature Festival definitely deserves a mention from me. It was another wonderful fortnight that did the organisers proud once again (I’m on the Festival Committee so I see all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes to bring such a fantastic event to Chester each year).

Highlights for me included a captivating evening listening to Frank Cottrell Boyce tell the story behind Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and a fascinating talk from Professor Emma Rees about her book ‘The Vagina: a literary and cultural history’. 

I was also lucky to be involved again as part of two of the festival fringe events. I read my flash fiction ‘The vendy’, alongside a list of very talented local authors, at the Chester Writers evening. I also got the opportunity to take part in my first debate alongside Helen Jennings, thanks to the Chester Debating Society – I opposed ‘This house believes that Twilight has brainwashed a generation’ and it certainly gave me food for thought about Twilight.

You can see my photographs from the festival on my Facebook page. Here’s to the 2014 festival!

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