Don't miss Falmouth Book Festival 2022
14 October 2022
Falmouth Book Festival kicks off this Monday. Get ready for six days of talks and workshops with beloved actors, celebrity chefs, internationally renowned environmentalists and award-winning novelists.
Falmouth Book Festival is fast becoming one of the major book festivals in the South West. Last year’s inaugural event attracted over 2,000 guests and received a glowing reception from heavyweight authors.
This year’s festival will run from Monday 17 - Sunday 23 October, with events taking place throughout the town; at the Poly, The Pavilion, the former Methodist Church on the Moor and Falmouth Library.
Falmouth University actively supports young talent in finding careers through various forms of creative writing, and the Falmouth Book Festival will, once again, profile the best of the written word produced in the UK.
Stand-out names from the impressive line-up include acclaimed actress Sheila Hancock, chef and campaigner Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, Cornwall-based favourite Raynor Winn, environmentalist George Monbiot, and the inimitable Will Self. There will also be an array of workshops, including Cornish language lessons and 'The Love Formula' - how to write romance.
On top of inspiring weekday events, the weekend will be filled with writing workshops, an educational programme that brings award-winning writers into local schools, and a line-up of children’s book events that are all completely free to attend.
Founder and Director Colin Midson said, “It’s important for us to build on the successes of last year’s event and bring really exceptional, nationally renowned authors to town. But there’s a lot of variation in the programme too: this year we have debut novelists, a maritime explorer, acclaimed art historians, and some wonderful surprises like the actor-turned-novelist like Paterson Joseph, who I’m sure will draw a huge crowd."
Falmouth University is proud to sponsoring the festival again this year. Paul Springer, director of the School of Communication at Falmouth University, said, “Given Cornwall’s rich tradition of storytelling – and the span of careers that now require verbal and writing skills – it’s vital that books and words are brought to life for children, parents and bibliophiles across Falmouth and the county.
“Falmouth University actively supports young talent in finding careers through various forms of creative writing, and the Falmouth Book Festival will, once again, profile the best of the written word produced in the UK, while celebrating the fact that the written word is one of Cornwall’s best exports!”