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Launch party for Cambridge Literary Festival


By Alex Spencer


Cambridge Literary Festival launched its spring programme with an event featuring local authors.

Cambridge Literary Festival launch at the CUC Wine Bar, Granta Place, The University Centre, from left Jill Dawson, Sabine Edwards, Cathy Moore, Cambridge Literary Festival director, Alex Clark and Bee Wilson. Picture: Keith Heppell. (7031359)
Cambridge Literary Festival launch at the CUC Wine Bar, Granta Place, The University Centre, from left Jill Dawson, Sabine Edwards, Cathy Moore, Cambridge Literary Festival director, Alex Clark and Bee Wilson. Picture: Keith Heppell. (7031359)

Festival supporters including sponsors, patrons, benefactors and best friends enjoyed presentations from upcoming event speakers Bee Wilson and Jill Dawson. Both Bee and Jill are local authors and Honorary Patrons of the Festival. Speeches were also made by Festival Director Cathy Moore and Guest Directors Alex Clark and Sabine Edwards. Highlights of the Spring Festival include food writer Jay Rayner, LBC presenter James O’Brien, musician Tracey Thorn and MP Hilary Benn.

Festival director Cathy Moore said: “I was delighted with the overwhelmingly positive response to the programme, and am personally particularly excited to see Madeline Miller, whose book Circe is sparkling and clever, plus Ali Smith with the third instalment of her seasonal quartet Spring. It is always wonderful to meet the loyal supporters of the festival and to relax with some of the many volunteers who give up their valuable time over the festival weekend. It truly is a team effort."

The Spring Festival runs from April 5-7.

Visit cambridgeliteraryfestival.com to book tickets.



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