Literature

Most of our Literary events take place in the Britten Studio. After each event there will be a book signing with the authors and the opportunity to buy books in the Hoffmann foyer from our dedicated book stall, run by Aldeburgh Bookshop, who will be stocking difficult to obtain works by international writers.

New for 2015 are our Writing Workshops and the New Writing Competition.

Entry to the Snape Maltings site is FREE and ample parking is available.

FS12 Julia Blackburn: Memoir Writing Workshop

Literature

03 October 2015

10:00 - 12:00 Foyle Room

Tickets £20.00

Author of the recently published and widely acclaimed Threads: The Delicate Life of John Craske and a stream of other highly praised books, fiction and non-fiction, Julia Blackburn will hold a workshop for those who would like to learn the ropes from a master practitioner and practised teacher.

FS12 Julia Blackburn: Memoir Writing Workshop

FS1 Misha Glenny: Nemesis

Literature

03 October 2015

10:00 - 11:00 Britten Studio

Tickets £10.00

Acclaimed journalist and historian Misha Glenny returns to FlipSide to launch his latest book, Nemesis –a gripping study of organised crime in Brazil, offering unprecedented glimpses into the motivations of one of the country’s most wanted criminals, and of the man tasked with bringing him to justice. 

 FS1 Misha Glenny: Nemesis

FSC4 Lisa Williamson and James Dawson

Literature

03 October 2015

11:15 - 12:15 Peter Pears

Tickets £6.00

The Art of Being Normal writer Lisa Williamson and ‘Queen of Teen’ writer James Dawson (This Book is Gay) discuss writing for teen and YA readers and how they tackle important themes such as gender and sexuality. (Chaired by Sarah Odedina) 13+ years

Listen to a review of 'This Book Is Gay'

 

FSC4 Lisa Williamson and James Dawson

FS2 Encounter 1: A Meeting of Minds. Joanna Trollope and Fernanda Torres

Literature

03 October 2015

11:30 - 12:30 Britten Studio

Tickets £10.00

Joanna Trollope, one of the UK’s best-loved and prolific novelists meets Fernanda Torres, one of Brazil’s best-known stage and screen actresses, proved to be just as gifted at writing fiction with her debut novel The End. See them together at FlipSide in an unforgettable meeting of minds. 

FS2 Encounter 1: A Meeting of Minds. Joanna Trollope and Fernanda Torres

Springfield Junior School Poetry

Literature

03 October 2015

11:45 - 12:00 Outside Stage

As part of this year's out reach programme we have been working with Year 5 children from Springfield Junior School, Ipswich, to create Mexican poems 'Calaveras' for Day of the Dead.  We are thrilled that some of the children will be reading their poetry at the festival, and there will be a display of their work on site.

Springfield Junior School Poetry

FS3 Encounter 2: Julia Blackburn, Esther Freud, Chloe Aridjis

Literature

03 October 2015

13:00 - 14:00 Britten Studio

Tickets £10.00

Meditations on art, beauty and memory feature in the latest books by a trio of outstanding authors.  Esther Freud’s Mr Mac and Me offers glimpses of Charles Rennie Mackintosh as he settles in a village by the Suffolk coast. In Threads, Julia Blackburn embarks on a personal exploration of the life and work of Norfolk fisherman-turned-artist John Craske. Asunder, by UK-based Mexican novelist Chloe Aridjis, ponders the stories that lie beneath a painting’s surface. 

Listen to a review of Julia Blackburn's, Threads

FS3 Encounter 2: Julia Blackburn, Esther Freud, Chloe Aridjis

FSC8 James Dawson

Literature

03 October 2015

14:00 - 14:45 Jerwood Kiln

Tickets £6.00

Teen thriller writer, James Dawson, one of the UK’s most popular YA authors, will talk about writing scary books for teens and the publication of his latest books 'Say Her Name' and 'Under My Skin’. 13+ years

 

FSC8 James Dawson

FS4 A Sense of Place and the Natural World: Tim Dee and Patrick Barkham

Literature

03 October 2015

14:30 - 15:30 Britten Studio

Tickets £10.00

Tim Dee, naturalist and author of Four Fields and The Running Sky: A Birdwatching Life, and Patrick Barkham, author of Badgerlands and Coastlines, discuss their work, and announce the winners of FlipSide's New Writing Competition.

Sponsored by Gotelee.

FS4 A Sense of Place and the Natural World: Tim Dee and Patrick Barkham

FS5 Chloe Sayer: Frida Kahlo

Literature

03 October 2015

15:00 - 16:00 Peter Pears

Tickets £6.00

Chloe Sayer: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: The Golden Age of Mexican Painting.
A specialist in Latin-American art and culture, Chloe Sayer will vividly evoke the turbulent lives and times of Mexico's most famous and gifted artists in a fascinating talk illustrated with rare photographs and images. 

FS5 Chloe Sayer: Frida Kahlo

FS6 Trash Film Screening

Literature

03 October 2015

17:30 - 19:30 Peter Pears

Tickets £5.00

When two trash-picking boys from Rio’s slums find a wallet in amongst the daily detritus of their local dump, little do they imagine that their lives are about to change forever.  Directed by STEPHEN DALDRY and written by RICHARD CURTIS based on the book by ANDY MULLIGAN.  

Watch the Trailer! 

FS6 Trash Film Screening

FS8 Fernanda Torres and Daniel Hahn

Literature

04 October 2015

10:00 - 11:00 Peter Pears

Tickets £6.00

Fernanda Torres, one of Brazil's leading actors, author of a celebrated first novel, The End, meets Daniel Hahn, prolific author, translator and chair of the Society of Authors, in a lively discussion of the joys and pitfalls of translating fiction in particular, and life in general. 

FS8 Fernanda Torres and Daniel Hahn

FS7 Encounter 3: Nicci Gerrard and Sean French

Literature

04 October 2015

10:00 - 11:00 Britten Studio

Tickets £10.00

Suffolk-based husband-and-wife duo Nicci Gerrard and Sean French have written fifteen best-selling crime novels together under the name Nicci French, including their latest, Friday on My Mind. At FlipSide they will appear together on stage to reveal the secrets to their successful partnership in crime-writing. 

Watch a sneak peak trailer of Blue Monday, by Nicci French. 

You may also like Michelle Spring's crime writing workshop on the 4th October: 11.30-13.30. 

FS7 Encounter 3: Nicci Gerrard and Sean French

FS13 Sorry I Haven't a Clue: Crime Writing Workshop

Literature

04 October 2015

11:30 - 13:30 Foyle Room

Tickets £20.00

From inspiration to crime thriller in 3 easy steps with award winning crime writer, Michelle Spring.

FS13 Sorry I Haven't a Clue: Crime Writing Workshop

FS9 David Hare: Becoming a Writer

Literature

04 October 2015

11:30 - 12:30 Britten Studio

Tickets £10.00

FlipSide welcomes David Hare, Britain's most celebrated political playwright, fresh from a hugely successful star turn at Flip in Brazil. He will discuss his newly published memoir, The Blue Touch Paper, of which Joan Didion has written, "Frank, moving and beguiling, the fascinating story of becoming a writer in the '60s and '70s". Unmissable.

Watch an interview with David Hare. 

FS9 David Hare: Becoming a Writer

FS10 Encounter 4: Distant Worlds and New Directions

Literature

04 October 2015

13:00 - 14:00 Britten Studio

Tickets £10.00

Witness world literature at its best in this unique discussion between three of the finest contemporary authors. Brazil’s Cristovão Tezza captivated readers and critics with his semi-autobiographical novel The Eternal Son. He will appear in conversation with Mexico's Juan Pablo Villalobos, author of Down the Rabbit Hole and Angola’s José Eduardo Agualusa, author of the award-winning novel The Book of Chameleons.   

FS10 Encounter 4: Distant Worlds and New Directions

FS11 Louis de Bernières: Paradise and Ruins

Literature

04 October 2015

14:30 - 15:30 Britten Studio

Tickets £10.00

Known for his award-winning bestseller, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis de Bernières will discuss his latest novel, The Dust that Falls From Dreams

FS11 Louis de Bernières: Paradise and Ruins

FSC16 The Liquidator

Literature

04 October 2015

15:00 - 15:45 Jerwood Kiln

Tickets £5.00

From the award-winning author of Trash, The Boy with Two Heads and the Ribblestrop trilogy, Andy Mulligan’s brand new, page-turning thriller is inspired by the all-too familiar and precarious Work Placement. Expect hacking, hitchhiking, kidnapping, an underground press and the biggest rock concert the nation’s ever seen - Liquidator is a celebration of teenage vivacity and tenacity. 11+ years

FSC16 The Liquidator

FSC17 The A-Z of Children's Literature

Literature

04 October 2015

15:15 - 16:00 Peter Pears

Tickets £5.00

Join Danny Hahn AKA 'The Walking Encyclopedia of Children's Literature' as he takes us on a journey from the Gruffalo to Twilight, and tells us which books made it into his new edition of The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature, and why…   Family Event All Ages

 

FSC17 The A-Z of Children's Literature

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