This year’s festival launches on Monday 3rd May. There is a full programme on line available via You Tube. This year the festival is mostly free with donations welcome. More details are available on the website: www.swindonfestivalofliterature.co.uk
We particularly recommend three events: Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury speaking about his latest book On Looking East in Winter at 12 midday on Friday 7th May. Simon will be involved in this event. This is followed at 2pm by The Bruderhof on Another Life is Possible about a Christian community where everyone pools their possessions, talents, and energy. Also do try and catch Catherine Okoronkwo on Wednesday 5th at 6pm. Here is a new collection from a brilliant new voice in poetry. Blood and Water ọbara na mmiri travels across continents and cultures. It is a book of self discovery and bold departures which examines the pull of the Western world.
Catherine Okoronkwo, PhD, is of Nigerian heritage, grew up in the Middle East, and studied in the USA and UK. She was recently appointed as Bishop’s Advisor on Racial Justice and is Vicar of All Saints and St Barnabas, Swindon.
There are many other exciting events so do take a look at the programme.