(Saturday 27th November, 2-5pm)
This will be the first in a new occasional series of informal afternoon talks, each on a different, interesting theme, bringing authors of all kinds to Hawkesbury to share their books and interests via readings, talks and audience Q&A.
The inaugural HULF Talk will be a fascinating afternoon on the theme of WORLD TRAVEL & ADVENTURE, in the cosy setting of The Fox Inn’s cafe, spend a fascinating afternoon travelling the world through the books of four local authors.
Author and historian Lucienne Boyce will set the scene with a brief talk about the mythical and idyllic undiscovered country still sought by explorers as recently as the eighteenth century, including an evocative reading from her historical novel, To the Fair Land.
HULF Founder and Director Debbie Young will chair a panel of three real-life adventurers, who will share their experience of travel at some of the highest and lowest points on Earth, including readings from their travel memoirs:
- Steve Berry, renowned yeti hunter, author of Straight Up: Himalayan Tales of the Unexpected
- Mark Horrell, mountaineer, author of Seven Steps from Snowdon to Everest
- John Ruthven, marine film producer and cameraman, author of The Whale in Your Living Room
After the panel discussion, the authors will be pleased to sell signed copies of books (perfect Christmas presents for any would-be or actual adventurers in your life) and chat informally to members of the audience over coffee and cake.
Hot drinks and cake will be available for sale in The Fox throughout the event, and the pub will be open in the evening for anyone wishing to linger longer.
Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival is a series of not-for-profit book-related events run by Debbie Young. This is a HULF Mini event.
IMPORTANT NOTE: ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED
Guest numbers will be limited for social distancing purposes, so advance booking is essential to be avoid disappointment. The £5 ticket will entitle you to a free coffee or tea and £2 off the price of any book bought on the day. Admission on the day will depend on advance ticket sales and cannot be guaranteed.
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MORE ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Lucienne Boyce is an award-winning historical novelist (To The Fair Land, the Dan Foster Mysteries), women’s suffrage historian (The Bristol Suffragettes), biographer (currently writing a biography of suffrage campaigner Millicent Price), speaker and blogger.
Born in Shillong, just south of the Bhutanese border, Steve has returned to the Himalaya many times as leader of numerous treks and expeditions. His main passion is the Himalaya and he has trekked extensively throughout the entire range, including Bhutan, Ladakh, the kingdom of Zanskar, Nepal, and Tibet. In recent years he has been seeking the whereabouts of the Yeti and has appeared in two films on British television. The search continues!!