Town’s Literary Festival launches

Vice-chancellor of the University of Buckingham, Sir Anthony Seldon. Copyright: Tom Pilston
Vice-chancellor of the University of Buckingham, Sir Anthony Seldon. Copyright: Tom Pilston
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Buckingham is going to have its own Literary Festival, with talks from famous authors and historians, panel sessions and debates.

The University of Buckingham is hosting the first Buckingham Literary Festival from July 1 to 3.

Speakers will include Louis de Bernières, author of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, University of Buckingham professor and historian Saul David, BBC TV arts correspondent Will Gompertz, head of research for the TV panel game QI John Mitchinson and psychologist and author Oliver James.

The uni’s new vice-chancellor, political historian and commentator Sir Anthony Seldon, will also be giving a talk at the festival.

Organiser Mike Bryan, who runs HMA Literary Agency said: “We are all looking forward to bringing a really strong range of authors and events to the Milton Keynes/Buckingham area for this Festival. We already have a great line up of authors and anticipate plenty more established and debut authors joining this list.”

Organiser and manager of the Buckingham University Press, Christopher Woodhead, said: “We are enjoying the process of discovering the best books and authors for this Festival and look forward to establishing this event in an area not already catered for by other Literary Festivals.”

The Buckingham Literary Festival is supported by the University of Buckingham, Buckingham University Press and HMA Literary Agency.

Tickets are available from the BLF website.

There’s also a chance to become a Founder Friend, supporting what it is hoped will become an important cultural event, and enjoying early announcement of the speaker line-up and a ‘Friends-Only’ priority booking period.

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