Leading novelist will be writing festival guest

Leading novelist Sarah Dunant is one of the headline guests at this year’s Bronte Festival of Women’s Writing.

Sarah will visit Haworth on Saturday to speak about her latest book, Blood and Beauty, which is about notorious Italian Renaissance family the Borgias.

The festival, which runs from tomorrow until Sunday, also features family activities and several writing workshops.

It is being held for the fourth year at the Brontë Parsonage Museum and nearby venues, celebrating contemporary women’s writing.

Jackie Kay, last year’s Brontë Society writer-in-residence, will present readings and writings from 7.30pm tomorrow, and also host a creative writing workshop on Saturday from 2pm to 8pm.

There will also be a literary trail around Haworth on Saturday, and a giant game of Wuthering Heights poetry on the Parsonage lawn.

There will be writing workshops, covering graphic story writing on Saturday and Gothic fantasy on Sunday. Readings by Ilkley and Calderdale Young Writers will be held from noon on Saturday.

The Parsonage will host a drop-in writing session from 10.30am to 4pm on Sunday, when people can create their own work inspired by the Brontës and the museum.

Call 01535 640188 or e-mail louisa.briggs@bronte.org.uk for further information and bookings.

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