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Date added: 08 May 2008

Swindon Festival of Literature 2008 

So much more than simply sticking your nose in a book
With entertainment including poetry readings, talks and family fun, the 2008 Festival of literature is so much more than simply sticking your nose in a book.
Events started on Monday at 5:30am with the infamous dawn chorus at Lawn Woods, and finishes with a grand finale at the Town Hall on Sunday 18th May.
Passionate about poetry:
Just one of the acts that entertained guests
at the Literature Festival launch

The two weeks in between will see some of the most influential and talented literature and arts personalities coming to Swindon - including the Poet Laureate Andrew Motion, stage actor Steven Berkoff, and 'performance poetry' courtesy of Swindon Youth Slam.

Festival organiser Matt Holland, who remains as passionate now as when he first started the festival, said: "It's really exciting to see this year's line-up.

"On some days there are three to four great authors to choose from, and what's great is that there's something for everyone."

Tickets are available from each venue and make sure you call in at Waterstone's in the Brunel Plaza or Borders Bookstore in the North District Centre for books by authors involved in the up-and-coming festival.
For more information and the full list of events please see the link below for the official 2008 Swindon Festival of Literature wesbite.
Poetry in Motion
Poetry in Motion Poet Laureate drops in as part of this year's Festival of Literature...
More09 May 2008
Dawn Chorus
Dawn Chorus Early risers smile through the rain in Lawn woods...
More05 May 2008
Swindon Festival of Literature - official website
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