This year's Kendal Mountain Festival sees a great celebration of mountain writing with a series of events that will make the festival the spiritual home of climbing and mountain writing. If you love books, reading or literature (aren't they all the same thing?) the get yourself along to one of these shows. They all promise an intimate insight into some of the most exciting books around today. Indeed, three of the books featured are shortlisted for this year's Boardman-Tasker Prize; as well as one work-in-progress will surely be a favourite when it appears.
The format for the shows is simple. Authors will talk about their experiences and read from their books. After there will be on-stage interviews between the authors and a Michael Parkinson-style interviewer, delving into the motivations and ideas of the authors. It will then be thrown open to questions from the audience.
If you've ever wondered about the process of writing a book then these shows will prove fascinating. If you want to see a side of those involved that you seldom get to see in a more conventional lecture then this is where you will see it. The shows will be interesting, revealing and personal, and above all, promise to be a lot of fun.The main literature events on Friday 20th, straight after the announcement of the Boardman-Tasker, and continue through the weekend.
I Am Jerry Moffatt – A Ghost Story
5.30pm – 7.00pm, Friday 20th November at the Parish Hall (Buy ticket)
Steve House – Beyond the Beyond
2.00pm – 3.30pm, Saturday 21st November at the Parish Hall (Buy ticket)
Johnny Dawes – The Indian Face and Me
8.00pm – 9.30pm, Saturday 21st November at the Parish Hall (Buy ticket)
John Allen – Cairngorm John
2.00pm – 3.30pm, Sunday 22nd November at the Parish Hall (Buy ticket)
Panel discussion – Representing our World
4.00pm – 5.30pm, Sunday 22nd November at the Parish Hall (Buy ticket)
HOW TO BOOK TICKETS
Easily accessible from the M6 and by train and there are plenty of accommodation options in and around the town but you need to be on your toes as they fill up very quickly over the Mountain Festival weekend.
For all your questions, accommodation and travel needs go to www.golakes.co.uk here you will find all the information you should need for your visit to Cumbria, alternatively call the accommodation booking line on 0845 450 1199.