Liverpool’s first Literary festival is set to take place from 28th to 30th October.

Organised by the University of Liverpool, the city will experience its first ever Literary Festival, headlined by highly-acclaimed novelists and poets such as Frank Cottrell-Boyce and Lemn Sissay.

If you have a passion for literature, or are intrigued by the cultural heritage that the city has to offer, then Liverpool’s Literary Festival is well worth attending.

The festival comes 100 years after Roald Dahl’s birth, and features a tribute to the late David Bowie, lost earlier this year.bowie

Vice-Chancellor Professor Janet Beer said: “the Festival offers you the opportunity to enjoy readings by internationally celebrated writers, explore significant cultural issues through historical and contemporary perspectives, as well as engage in lively and challenging debate.”

The event will be spread through the Victoria Gallery & Museum, St George’s Hall Concert Room and Liverpool Central Library.

Open to the general public, the festival will open with a lecture on public libraries and literature from Ali Smith CBE, who was shortlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize.

roaldThe University’s own Professor Tom Solomon will talk about Roald Dahl and the body, while award-winning novelist Frank Cottrell Boyce will trace some of the books that influenced the late icon David Bowie.

The festival will also feature guests such as Colm Tóibín, Bel Mooney, Shami Chakrabart and Dame Hermoine Lee. The festival line-up includes a variety of free and family-friendly events.

More information regarding the Literary Festival and getting tickets is available here.