Building on the success of the Plymouth International Book Festival, Plymouth Festival of Words celebrates words in all their forms including literature, poetry, theatre and more. Launching Plymouth History Month, it showcases an eclectic blend of nationally and internationally renowned writers and artists, alongside a rich community programme coordinated by WonderZoo, involving literary groups from across the city and region, and the announcement of the 2017 Plymouth Mayflower Young City Laureate.
The Festival includes celebrated film director and screenwriter, Peter Greenaway
– and his stunning film, The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
; highly acclaimed writer, Michèle Roberts
who will introduce her new novel,
A Walworth Beauty
, set in Victorian London; international writers Fereshteh Ahmadi
and Irenosen Okojie
; performances from Helen Chadwick Song Theatre, Joan Ellis
actor, Michael Pennington
; workshops by Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award creator, Cathy Galvin
and a celebration of the South West writer, Charles Causley
The programme also includes the Society for Storytelling’s annual gathering
, bringing professionals storytellers from across the UK to Plymouth for a weekend of storytelling through music, dance, interactive workshops and talks.
The full programme and details of how to purchase tickets can be found on the Festival of Words