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The Cotswold Edge Literary Festival is to hold its second literary festival in September 2019. The week-long event, which was very popular in its first outing this June, will be held on 7-15 September in 2019.

The change of date is aimed at making it easier for authors to visit local schools during the week, but there will also be a full programme of evening and weekend events as well. The inaugural event saw the likes of Will Self and Sathnam Sanghera visit South Gloucestershire as well as local best-selling author Susan Lewis.

Work to book authors is well underway with organisers announcing the first of the line up in the Autumn. The first festival used several venues across South Gloucestershire to allow as many people as possible to attend and this is likely to happen again in 2019, with both large and more intimate events being planned.

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The first Cotswold Edge Literary Festival brought some well-known faces to South Gloucestershire in the summer. The week-long event in June hosted a visit by author, broadcaster and thinker Will Self to the Bristol and Bath Science Park.

We also hosted the Times’ columnist and author of the best-selling book ‘Boy With the Top Knot’, Sathnam Sanghera. The event provided some lively and honest conversation and more than a few laughs as Sathnam talked about the book and subsequent film as well as his other writing. We even got a mention in the Times the following week.

Susan Lewis sold out both of her ‘High Tea’ events at a Chipping Sodbury deli. Fans of the best-selling novelist heard Susan talk about everything from her childhood in Bristol to why her books haven’t been adapted for TV - yet.

With AF Harrold showing schoolchildren how much fun poetry can be and Tristan Darby bringing together fine wine and good literature for adults, there was something for everyone.

Susan Lewis
High Tea with Susan Lewis
Sathnam Sanghera
Sathnam Sanghera signing books for fans
Tristan Darby
Tristan Darby and a good bottle of red

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Cotswold Edge Literary Festival 2019: 7-15 September. More details soon

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