Book Festival returns to Lincoln

The annual Lincoln Book Festival will be returning to the city this spring with a bigger lineup.

The celebration of all types of literature, which takes place from May 11 to 15, attracts an international crowd to the city.

It will be held in venues such as The Drill Hall, The Lawn, Lincoln Cathedral, University of Lincoln, Bishop Grosseteste, Lincoln Hotel, The Jolly Brewer, Lincoln College and Pimento Cafe.

Highlights include talks from Terry Waite CBE, The Rt Hon Norman Lord Lamont, Patrick the Lord Cormack and Dr Nick Barratt.

Local authors such as Sue Allan, Margaret Dickinson, Kate Walker and Stephen Wade will also star in the lineup.

As well as regular talks, there will also be a children’s day on May 14, including storytelling, workshops and activities for all the family.

Patron of the festival Sir Andrew Motion said: “Lincoln Book Festival is a bold and ambitious programme that brings very interesting and enjoyable events into the region and also excitingly connects the region with itself and the wide world.”

To get the full line up of events, visit the programme on Lincoln Book Festival’s official page.

Photo: Patrick Gage Kelley