Chapter & Verse Literature Festival 2008 at the Bluecoat


October has begun and we are counting down to the very first Chapter & Verse Literature Festival 9-19 October 2008 at the beautifully refurbished Bluecoat, the oldest building in Liverpool city centre.

The full festival programme is on and features an exciting range of authors and events, including Lemn Sissay on the Mersey Beat poets (9 Oct);
Tariq Ali on Pakistan’s place in geopolitics (10 Oct);
Jim Crace on his forthcoming novel, Heroes;
Jan Morris on her life’s work (11 Oct);
Linda Grant on her Booker shortlisted novel (11 Oct);
Colin Grant on his acclaimed biography of Marcus Garvey (11 Oct);
Erwin James, guest speaker at the inaugural Pauline Campbell Memorial Lecture, on Titan prisons (12 Oct);
John Healy, on life in The Grass Arena (13 Oct);
Raymond Tallis on his Kingdom of Infinite Space: A Journey Around Your Head;
Patrick Maguire on his memoir of wrongful imprisonment, My Father’s Watch;
Bernadine Evaristo and Laura Fish, novelists who have reimagined slavery (19 Oct);
events to celebrate National Poetry Day (9 Oct), the Liverpool Irish Festival (18 Oct), the Big Draw (18 & 19 Oct)
and much, much more.