BBC National Short Story Award 2021
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Creative Folkestone Book Festival 2021

The Shape of Things to Come, the forward-looking Creative Folkestone Book Festival, will return this June. After a year away, for reasons that need no explanation, the festival will now take place across Folkestone and online from Friday 4 to Sunday 13 June 2021.

The festival continues to take its inspiration from the ideas and thoughts of H.G. Wells, born in Kent and a Folkestone resident for thirteen years. Writers, artists and thinkers will explore the possible futures of all sorts of issues, including race relations, the environment, technology, food, pandemics and Britain, Russia, Europe and the US. Among those confirmed to take part are Hanif Kureishi, Laura Bates, Luke Harding, David Lammy, Nick Bryant and Natalie Haynes and many more. This year's festival includes Beckett in Folkestone (BIF) - an immersive multimedia experience for an audience of one featuring new fictional monologues, written by Helen Oyeyemi, Rupert Thomson and Eimear McBride. 


For more information and tickets visit the Festival website

For events taking place in-person with the author at the Quarterhouse, signed copies can be ordered on our website - to be collected during the festival, or to be posted after the event.

Canterbury Festival 2021
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