Looking to the future Folkestone Book Festival

Contributed by editor on Nov 09, 2019 - 08:55 AM


This year’s Folkestone Book Festival will take place from Friday 15 – Sunday 24 November and will be curated for the first time by Liam Browne and Sean Doran.


Folkestone Book Festival aims to help us make sense of the world and reveal possibilities for better futures.


Entitled The Shape of Things to Come it draws inspiration from the philosophy and spirit of HG Wells, who lived and wrote in Folkestone.


Taking place in November, the festival is an annual invitation to gather, tell stories, exchange ideas and keep warm together.

The futures on all subjects will be the driving force of the new Festival vision. All subjects under the sun will be included.


Not an HG Wells festival

While this will not be an HG Wells festival, his philosophy and spirit, will inspire the Festival’s themes. Wells was a futurist who was interested in the everyday, a utopian as well as a realist and, seeing himself as a journalist more than literary lion, a pragmatist.


Booker Prize-winning author - Ben Okri

This year's line-up includes Booker Prize-winning author, Ben Okri who explores the role of fiction in these difficult times; actress Imogen Stubbs reads excepts of Jean Rhys' Wild Sargasso Sea; and The Guardian features writer, Nesrine Malik investigates the stories used to maintain the status quo.

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