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Kathy Lette to headline Brighton’s Beyond the Book festival

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

kathy lette beyond the book

Australian author and FANZA arts patron Kathy Lette will headline Beyond the Book, an exciting new literature festival founded by author David Fennell.

Lette will discuss her latest novel, The Revenge Club, as part of a stellar lineup that reads like a who’s who of local literary heroes, including Erin Young, S J Watson, Araminta Hall, Graham Bartlett and Lizzie Enfield.

But it’s not just about the big names; Beyond the Book is all about celebrating the vibrant tapestry of Brighton’s literary talent. From the gripping narratives of Dorothy Koomson and Frances Quinn to the soul-stirring verses of performance poet John McCullough, there’s something for every bookworm.

David Fennell says: “Books have the power to unite communities and ignite imaginations. Beyond the Book is our way of championing Brighton’s literary scene and putting our local talent on the map alongside the best in the business.”

And the panels? They’re going to blow your literary socks off! From diving into the depths of book-related history to unravelling the mysteries of true crime with ex-policemen turned authors, there’s no shortage of intellectual stimulation. Plus, ever wondered what exactly constitutes “women’s fiction”? There’s a panel for that too!

But that’s not all—newbie authors, listen up! There’s a special panel just for you, where agents and publishers spill the beans on cracking the industry.

Araminta Hall, one of the festival’s masterminds, couldn’t be more excited: “Brighton’s literary scene is buzzing, and it’s high time we had a festival to match. Beyond the Book is our chance to shine a spotlight on both local gems and international stars.”

Graham Bartlett adds: “Beyond the Book isn’t just a festival; it’s a literary extravaganza! Whether you’re a seasoned bookworm or just dipping your toes into the world of literature, this is an event you won’t want to miss. Join us as we explore what lies beyond the pages and dive headfirst into the wonderful world of storytelling!”

Visit the festival website here



April 6
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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