Programme

Saturday 4 November


Writing For Children

Workshop with Dave Cryer

10am – 11:30am @ Ashburner House, Dowdales School, Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA15 8AH

Are you a budding JK Rowling, Roald Dahl or David Walliams? Do you have a head buzzing with ideas for amazing children’s’ stories? Then this fab workshop may be just for you!

Ticketed Event £5 :: more info

Accessible entrance contact Shaun on 07743 822114 shaun@daltonlitfest.org


Children’s Storytellers

Dalton Community Centre, 21 Nelson Street, Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA15 8AF

10:30am :: Cumbrian Stories with Steve Wharton

11:30am :: Preston Presents with Hayley Preston

12:30pm :: Peter Digs A Den with Amy Stretch-Parker

We have three storytelling sessions happening for children at Dalton Community Centre all are free with families welcome.

Free :: more info


Writing About Place

Panel Discussion with Karen Lloyd & Zoë Dawes Chaired by Ron Creer

12 noon – 1:30pm @ Ashburner House, Dowdales School, Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA15 8AH

Poets, authors and bloggers have been captivated by the beauty of the area in which we live and been inspired to capture it in words and pictures. This discussion brings together two award-winning writers.

Ticketed Event £5 :: more info

Accessible entrance contact Shaun on 07743 822114 shaun@daltonlitfest.org


Chocostories

Collaborative story writing with Damaris Revell

1:30pm – 2:30pm @ The Chocolate Room & Kitchen, 4 Station Road, Dalton-in-Furness, LA15 8DW

Join Damaris for an hour in the tempting surroundings of The Chocolate Room and Kitchen to write a collaborative story all about chocolate.

Think Roald Dahl and his fantastical tales.

Entry by purchase of drinks/food :: more info


Crime Writers’ Forum

Panel Discussion with Martin Edwards & Ruth Sutton Chaired by Janice Benson

2pm – 3:30pm @ Dalton Community Centre, 21 Nelson Street, Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA15 8AF

Crime novels are a perennial favourite and in the Crime Writers’ Forum, two successful writers who’ve both written series set in Cumbria will talk about their different approaches.

Ticketed Event £5 :: more info


Poem and a Pizza

with Kate Davis

3pm – 4pm @ Hartley’s Restaurant, 51 Market Street, Dalton-in-Furness, LA15 8AP

Pizza and poetry. What more could you want?!

Join poet Kate Davis and help her write a poem to be published on the Dalton LitFest website.

Places are limited so don’t miss out! Call Hartleys on 01229 464708 to book a table.

Entry by purchase of pizza :: more info


Writing Memoirs

Talk with Kerry Derbishire & Liz Nuttall

4pm – 5:30pm @ Dalton Community Centre, 21 Nelson Street, Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA15 8AF

Ever thought about writing your memoirs or those of a relative?

Then this talk could be just for you.

Ticketed Event £5 :: more info


Poetry Open Mic

With Kim Moore & Geraldine Green

7pm – 9pm @ Dalton Community Centre, 21 Nelson Street, Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA15 8AF

If an open mic night to air your poetry and listen to the work of others is up your street then you’re in luck.

If you have a stash of poems or one amazing one you would love to share with like-minded people then Dalton LitFest is the place to be.

£2 Pay on the door :: more info


Tales in Shop Windows

Poetry Trail written by Sarah Miller

You can read the poem across shop windows in Dalton town centre. ‘Tales in Shop Windows’ is a commissioned poem for Dalton LitFest 2017. It sees a return to Dalton from poet Sarah Miller who has been working with the people of Dalton to produce a brand new poem celebrating the town.

‘Tales in Shop Windows’ is a commissioned poem for Dalton LitFest 2017. It sees a return to Dalton from poet Sarah Miller who has been working with the people of Dalton to produce a brand new poem celebrating the town.

Free :: more info


Rambling Man

Cumbrian Songs & Stories with Steve Wharton

All Day in Dalton Town Centre

Steve Wharton will be appearing around Dalton sharing his tales and tunes collected across Cumbria

Free :: more info


For up to date information on the day call into our Festival HQ – Dalton Community Centre, 21 Nelson Street, Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA15 8AF