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