Dragon! Jeopardy! and Medieval Murder!

As promised, Chudleigh Literary Festival 2019 is going to be bigger, better and a day you will not want to miss! Today we publish more details here; plus the festival website will be live and tickets will be available.Todd

Wielding his Devonshire pen to start the day with the traditional CWC workshop, Dr Todd Gray FRHistS, MBE, Historian of the County of Devon, will be digging among the archives of a writer’s imagination in a fascinating workshop, full of historical insights, imagery and topical ideas.

DragonIn the afternoon, back by popular demand: Face The Chudleigh Dragons!’. A superb chance for novelists to pitch their work to three delightful literary Dragons to try and win a very prestigious prize. Who will be the winner 2019?

Drum roll please! This year we have two amazing speakers joining us for the evening: Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones aka The Black Farmer, and Michael Jecks.

we-jWilfred is the founder of The Black Farmer range of food and drinks; he was responsible for bringing some of the best-known chefs in the country on to TV for the first time, and is full of motivation, passion, determination and inspiration. He will be talking about his new book Jeopardy, The Danger of Playing It Safe on the Path to Success.

MJMichael Jecks is a highly prolific historical novelist, and is best known for his Templar Series of medieval west country murder mysteries featuring Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and Bailiff Simon Puttock. This series is the longest-running crime series by any living author. Michael will be telling us how he researches his books, and talking about his latest novel The Sticklepath Strangler.

More details about this brilliant event will be available soon. Tickets will be on sale from April onward.

Chudleigh Literary Festival  will be on Wednesday 10th July from 10am – 10pm, in the Chudfest Marquee, Chudleigh Play Park (behind Parish Church), Fore Street (B3344), Chudleigh, TQ13 0HZ. Get full details and make your online booking by clicking here.

Tickets: Morning workshop: £5; afternoon: no charge; evening speakers: £8.

Parking: If the small car park at the play park is full, there will be plenty of space in the main car park in centre of town.

Disabled Access: Full disabled access

Refreshments: Tea/coffee and biscuits available throughout the day; lunch and supper available by prior arrangement in the marquee; licensed bar open from 5pm.

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