Kingston Readers' Festival 2010

PUBLISHED: 16:06 25 March 2010 | UPDATED: 16:57 20 February 2013

Some of the world's greatest authors will join Dame Jacqueline Wilson in Kingston this April and May for the annual Kingston Readers' Festival. Laura Godolphin reads into it

Some of the worlds greatest authors will join Dame Jacqueline Wilson in Kingston this April and May for the annual Kingston Readers Festival.


One of the highlights of the festival is renowned childrens author and patron of the festival Dame Jacqueline Wilson, who will be discussing her latest novel Little Darlings as well as her life as a writer.


Dame Jacqueline,one of the best selling novelists of the last decade, has had many of her books dramatised into television shows, and lives locally in Kingston. She will be speaking at the Rose Theatre on Sunday May 9.


Another exciting event is the celebration of Kingston University Presss successful launch. Setting a marker forambitious plans, the first authors to release books under its publication will be announcedat the festival.



  • The Kingston Readers Festival runs from Thursday April 22 to Friday May 21. Events take place at the Kingston Rose Theatre, All Saints Parish Church, John Lewis, Kingston University, Tiffin Boys School, Hillcroft College and Kingston Museum, as well as some free events at Waterstones Bookstore.



Kingston Readers Festival dates for your diary


APRIL


Thursday 22
Zac Goldsmith: The Constant Economy
Tiffin Boys School, 7.30pm. Tickets 8 (5 under 18s)


Friday 23
Suzanne Bulger: This Perfect World
Waterstones, 1.30pm. Free.


Gill Hines & Alison Baverstock: Parenting the Bright and Challenging Child
Hillcroft College, 7.30pm. Tickets 5 (3 under 18s)


Saturday 24
Anne Rowe: The Childrens Book by AS Byatt
Kingston University, 11.30am. 5 (3 under 18s)


Norma Clarke: Childrens Fiction for Adult Readers
Kingston University, 1.30pm. 5 (3 under 18s)


Monday 26
Alison Baverstock: Getting Started as a Writer
Hillcroft College, 7.30pm. 5 (3 under 18s)


Tuesday 27
Roy Hattersley: In Search of England
John Lewis, 7.30pm. 8 (5 under 18s)


Thursday 29
Kingston University Press
Waterstones, 4.30pm. Free.


Alison Weir: The Captive Queen
All Saints Parish Church, 7.30pm. 8 (5 under 18s)


MAY


Saturday 1
Meg Jensen: Writers Diaries and their Fiction
Kingston University, 11.30am. 5 (3 under 18s)


Jane Jordan: Dickenss Secret History
Kingston University, 1.30pm. 5 (3 under 18s)


Tuesday 4
Apples and Snakes: Spin
The Rose Theatre, 1.30pm. Closed Event for Schools


Margaret Leroy: The Drowning Girl
John Lewis, 7.30pm. 8 (5 under 18s)


Wednesday 5
Libby Purves: The Silence At The Songs End
Kingston University, 1pm. 8 (5 under 18s)


John Harding: One Big Damn Puzzler
Kingston Museum, 1pm. 5 (3 under 18s)


Amanda Craig: Hearts and Minds
John Lewis, 7.30pm. 8 (5 under 18s)


Thursday 6


Iain Sinclair: Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire
Kingston Museum, 1pm. 8 (5 under 18s)


Robert Rowland: Breakfast With Socrates
Kingston Museum, 7.30pm. 8 (5 under 18s)


Friday 7


William Fiennes: The Music Room
Kingston Museum, 1pm. 8 (5 under 18s)


Saturday 8


Avril Horner & Sue Zlosnik: Global Gothic
Kingston University, 11.30am. 5 (3 under 18s)


Gail Cunningham: Suburban Utopias
Kingston University, 1.30pm. 5 (3 under 18s)


Bonnie Greer: Obama Music
Waterstones, 4pm. Free.


Sunday 9


Jaqueline Wilson: Little Darlings
Rose Theatre, 2.30pm. 5 (3 under 11s)


Monday 10


Chris Cleave: A Man Of Many Parts
John Lewis, 7.30pm. 8 (5 under 18s)


Tuesday 11


Joan Bakewell, All The Nice Girls
Rose Theatre, 1pm. 8 (5 under 18s)


Wednesday 12


Yasmin Allbhal-Brown, The Settlers Cookbook
John Lewis, 7.30pm. 8 (5 under 18s)


Thursday 13


Dan Cruickshank, The Secret History of Georgian London
Tiffin Boys School, 7.30pm. 8 (5 under 18s)


Friday 14


Chrissie Gittins & Todd Swift, Salmon With Salt
Kingston Museum, 1pm. 5 (3 under 18s)


Saturday 15


Nicholas Foxton, The Significance and Relevance of the Beats
Kingston University, 11.30am. 5 (3 under 18s)


Brycchan Carey, How American Quakers Took The First Stand Against Slavery
Kingston University, 1.30pm. 5 (3 under 18s)


Wednesday 19


Sadie Jones, Small Wars
John Lewis, 7.30pm. 8 (5 under 18s)


Thursday 20


Voices In Performance, No Rhyme No Reason
All Saints Parish Church, 7.30pm. 8 (5 under 18s)


Friday 21


Vince Cable, Free Radical
Tiffin Boys School, 8pm. 8 (5 under 18s)



Tickets are all available from March 31 from the Box Office, Rose Theatre, 2426 High Street, Kingston, KT1 1HL; by phone, 0871 230 1552; or online at www.rosetheatrekingston.org. Booking fees apply if booking by telephone or online. For nine other great reasons to visit Kingston, pick up a copy of this months Surrey Life magazine.

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