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Storyhouse Announces Chester Literature Festival

The Chester Literature Festival is back with its biggest line-up yet.

Major authors, storytellers, broadcasters and poets will be heading to Storyhouse to see out the remaining months of the year with a number of workshops, talks and performances.

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Celebrity Chef Nigella Lawson

This year, poets Lemn Sissay, Luke Wright and Hollie McNish, celebrity chef Nigella Lawson and broadcaster Jenni Murray will all be headlining the festival.


Broadcaster Jenni Murray

Other poets on the bill include Ted Hughes prize-winner Hollie McNish who returns to Storyhouse to perform a selection of her acclaimed poems. Former children’s Laureate Michael Rosen and award-winning poet Luke Wright will also be in attendance.

With over 40 years experience in experience journalism, John Simpson has turned his hand to fiction, his novel Moscow, Midnight explores the city’s dark underworld. Author of 17 bestselling novels Joanna Trollope will be in conversation with writer Penny Feeny. New York Times bestseller Jodi Picoult will discuss her latest novel A Spark of Light.

The festival kicks off on October 29 with Jodi Picoult and runs until December 1.

For the full festival line-up visit:

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