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Chapter & Verse Literature Festival 2011

  • Wed, 12 Oct 2011 - Sun, 16 Oct 2011
  • 9.00 AM - 10.30 PM

The fourth Chapter & Verse festival at the Bluecoat presents a breadth of literature which will appeal to all those interested in the power of the word, spoken, written, reported and performed.

The Bluecoat will welcome over 40 writers working across the literature spectrum: novels, poetry, non-fiction, journalism, short stories, biographies, histories, children’s books, bookmaking, storytelling, comic books, spoken word performance, publishing and bookselling.

Over five days, there are more than 35 events as well as offsite projects, making this year’s festival as packed and diverse as ever.

For more information on the full festival programme download the brochure here.

Children’s Bookshow presents: Jessica Souhami

Children’s Bookshow presents: Jessica Souhami

Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011

A firm favourite with Bookshow audiences over the years, Jessica Souhami specialises in retellings ...

  • Tickets: Free.
App-ter and Verse: Independent Publishing and the App with Sam Easterby-Smith

App-ter and Verse: Independent Publishing and the App with Sam Easterby-Smith

Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011

Are you involved in literary publishing or the promotion of contemporary literature? If so, ...

  • Tickets: Free, ticket required
Children’s Bookshow presents: Patrick Benson

Children’s Bookshow presents: Patrick Benson

Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011

This year The Children’s Bookshow is delighted to welcome award-winning illustrator Patrick Benson to ...

  • Tickets: Free.
Clare Sambrook and Paul Lewis: The Future of Journalism

Clare Sambrook and Paul Lewis: The Future of Journalism

Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011

In these troubled times for the media, journalism is a bold yet exciting career ...

  • Tickets: Free, ticket required
Ed Vulliamy: A Feral Elite

Ed Vulliamy: A Feral Elite

Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011

Award-winning global journalist Ed Vulliamy (The Observer, The Guardian), the grandson of department store ...

Comma Press presents: European Short Story Night

Comma Press presents: European Short Story Night

Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011

With special guests Gregory Norminton (Scotland), and Milos Ilic (Serbia). A rare chance to hear ...

Alliance of Radical Booksellers Symposium

Alliance of Radical Booksellers Symposium

Thursday, 13 Oct 2011

Introducing a day of debate about the past, present & future of the radical ...

  • Tickets: Free, ticket required
Poetry Open Mic

Poetry Open Mic

Thursday, 13 Oct 2011

Up and coming poets are invited to perform in this one-off open mic session ...

  • Tickets: Free
Colin Grant: I&I: The Natural Mystics – Marley, Tosh and Wailer

Colin Grant: I&I: The Natural Mystics – Marley, Tosh and Wailer

Thursday, 13 Oct 2011

Author, historian and BBC producer, Colin Grant, the son of Jamaican emigrants to the ...

Artists’ Book Fair

Artists’ Book Fair

Friday, 14 Oct 2011

For the first time, the Bluecoat is hosting an Artist’s Book Fair. Come along ...

  • Tickets: Free
Alexandra Harris: Romantic Moderns

Alexandra Harris: Romantic Moderns

Friday, 14 Oct 2011

Romantic Moderns: English Writers, Artists and the Imagination from Virginia Woolf to John Piper Alexandra ...

John Williams: The Liverpool Way

John Williams: The Liverpool Way

Friday, 14 Oct 2011

Historically, Liverpool Football Club has played an important cultural role in the city and ...

Film Screening: Barbaric Genius

Film Screening: Barbaric Genius

Friday, 14 Oct 2011

Showing at FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool L1 4DQ Barbaric Genius is a riveting exploration ...

In Conversation with the Edge Hill Short Story Prize-winners

In Conversation with the Edge Hill Short Story Prize-winners

Friday, 14 Oct 2011

Graham Mort writes poetry and short fiction. After the publication of Visibility: New & ...

The Dike Omeje Slam Poetry Award 2011 Liverpool

The Dike Omeje Slam Poetry Award 2011 Liverpool

Friday, 14 Oct 2011

The Quest for Liverpool’s Ultimate Slam Poet - Three minutes to rock or shock ...

Poetry Workshop: Motivism

Poetry Workshop: Motivism

Saturday, 15 Oct 2011

With Michael Egan. Michael Egan is a Liverpool based poet and runs Holdfire Press -a ...

The 2011 Lowry Lounge & Tour

The 2011 Lowry Lounge & Tour

Saturday, 15 Oct 2011

Radical Wirral-born writer Malcolm Lowry, author of Under the Volcano, is remembered in this ...

Traditional Bookbinding Workshop

Traditional Bookbinding Workshop

Saturday, 15 Oct 2011

With Lucy Wilson. A traditional and therapeutic craft, bookbinding combines a number of creative skills. ...

Love Books: The Pram in the Hall: Motherhood in Poetry

Love Books: The Pram in the Hall: Motherhood in Poetry

Saturday, 15 Oct 2011

This Love Books, led by Pauline Rowe from North End Writers, event will celebrate ...

  • Tickets: Free, ticket required
Uprising!

Uprising!

Saturday, 15 Oct 2011

Through words and song Alex Wheatle MBE charts the journey of his own personal ...

Litmus - Short Stories From Modern Science

Litmus - Short Stories From Modern Science

Saturday, 15 Oct 2011

Presented by Comma Press. With authors Sarah Hall, Jane Rogers, Annie Clarkson and science historian ...

Patricia Duncker: The Strange Case of the Composer and his Judge

Patricia Duncker: The Strange Case of the Composer and his Judge

Saturday, 15 Oct 2011

Reading from her acclaimed novel The Strange Case of the Composer and his Judge ...

Sarah Hall: The Beautiful Indifference

Sarah Hall: The Beautiful Indifference

Saturday, 15 Oct 2011

Enjoy readings from a new collection of short stories by the Booker-shortlisted author. From the ...

Explore: Arabic Storytelling

Explore: Arabic Storytelling

Sunday, 16 Oct 2011

Drop in at 12 noon, 12.45pm or 1.30pm plus open mic at 2.15pm, come ...

  • Tickets: Free, drop in event
Explore: Family Cartoon Workshop

Explore: Family Cartoon Workshop

Sunday, 16 Oct 2011

Create cartoon characters and pick up ideas to develop your very own comic-book adventure ...

  • Tickets: Free, drop in event
Liverpool Screen School presents: Deconstructing Voices

Liverpool Screen School presents: Deconstructing Voices

Sunday, 16 Oct 2011

A unique collaboration in sample culture, mixing live poetry with VJ, screen and digital technologies. ...

  • Tickets: Free drop-in event, no ticket required
Stories from Somalia

Stories from Somalia

Sunday, 16 Oct 2011

Somalis comprise the largest African community in Liverpool. Previously unheard stories by two new ...

  • Tickets: Free
Liverpool Poetry Cafe and The Windows Project present Michael Murphy and Matt Simpson: A Celebration

Liverpool Poetry Cafe and The Windows Project present Michael Murphy and Matt Simpson: A Celebration

Sunday, 16 Oct 2011

Leading poets Gwyneth Lewis, John Lucas, Maurice Riordan, Lawrence Sail and George Szirtes present ...

Robert Sheppard: Berlin Bursts

Robert Sheppard: Berlin Bursts

Sunday, 16 Oct 2011

Part of the radical literary avant-garde sometimes called ‘linguistically innovative’, Sheppard combines subtle effects ...

  • Tickets: Free, ticket required
Penny Feeny: That Summer in Ischia

Penny Feeny: That Summer in Ischia

Sunday, 16 Oct 2011

In the long hot summer of 1979, best friends Helena and Liddy travel to ...

  • Tickets: Free, ticket required
Mercy Presents Electronic Voice Phenomena

Mercy Presents Electronic Voice Phenomena

Sunday, 16 Oct 2011

A showcase of artists mimicking and manipulating electronic processing in vocal performance. Part of ...

Philosophy in Pubs

Philosophy in Pubs

Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012

Our resident philosophers debate theimportant questions. All welcome to join for some deep thinking. Free, ...

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