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The time-poor might pre­fer shorter fic­tion. Fiona McFar­lane takes part in a panel about her award win­ning short sto­ries with Is­abelle Li and Roanna Gon­salves and they all three read sto­ries around the camp­fire on Satur­day night.

If his­tory is your thing, you're spoilt for choice. Caro­line Baum talks talks about be­ing an only child and Nikki Gem­mell re­flects on her mother’s life and death as well as talk­ing with Mark Tedeschi and Leah Kamin­sky about the end of life. Me­moirists Cassie Lane and Nick Glee­son talk about their lives. If you pre­fer lis­ten­ing to read­ing find out how the au­dio book be­came cool. Ber­nadette Brennan re­flects on the life and work of fact and fic­tion genre-cross­ing writer He­len Garner.

For art lovers, Ge­orge Git­toes and Hellen Rose present a per­for­mance in St Al­bans Church and Se­bas­tian Smee re­veals de­tails of the friend­ships and ri­val­ries of four fa­mous sets of artists.

Have a night at the movies with Os­car-win­ning di­rec­tor Ge­orge Miller’s lat­est film Mad Max Fury Road with Ge­orge him­self in­tro­duc­ing the film and an­swer­ing your ques­tions at the end.

Eat de­li­cious food all week­end at the Sim­mone Logue cafe. Sim­mone also cooks for us on Fri­day when Tony Jones gives the open­ing fes­ti­val ad­dress and pre­pares a very spe­cial dinner with the writ­ers on Satur­day night. Or try pub food with a dif­fer­ence at the Set­tlers Arms Inn on Satur­day night at the 1836 ban­quet which recre­ates what vis­i­tors may have eaten there in 1836.

There is some­thing for ev­ery­one this year – even read­ings for chil­dren – so come for the day or stay for the week­end. Check out www.stal­ban­swrit­ers­fes­ti­val. com for more de­tails and tick­ets.

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