City visitors and resident Cestrians alike with a passion for literature won’t want to miss an epic event coming to Chester this November.
The heart of the arts in Chester, Storyhouse has announced it will be presenting the 2023 edition of the Chester Literature Festival (LitFest) next month. The upcoming occasion will involve 18 days filled with mini events including guest talks, readings, workshops, and performances all designed to celebrate the spoken and written word.
Ideal for those with a love of literature, poetry and screenwriting, the festival organisers have already announced a list of VIPs who are confirmed to attend.
Headline events include an evening with gardener and presenter Monty Don, who will be discussing his genre-defining publication “The Gardening Book”. Guests will also have a chance to listen in on journalist and author, Candice Brathwaite, interviewing Ngunan Adamu, and English broadcaster and columnist Grace Dent will be there to talk about her brand-new book, “Comfort Eating”, which is based on her wildly successful podcast.
Others participating in the 2023 LitFest include Joanne Harris (bestselling author), Natalie Haynes (writer and comedian), Simon Armitage (Poet Laureate), Professor David Olusoga (historian), and Andi Oliver (broadcaster and chef), to name but a few.
The festival promises events and activities for attendees of all interests, ages and passions, with many special guests coming from around the world to talk about playwriting, poetry, script and screenwriting.
The Chester Literature Festival 2023 will take place at the Storyhouse from Thursday, November 9 to Sunday November 26. The Chester arts venue can easily be found on Hunter Street.