Gladstone's Library in Flintshire has announced the newest “mini” festival on the North Wales cultural calendar, Hearth, is almost a sell-out.
Held over the course of two days (Saturday, February 1–Sunday, February 2), Hearth is an opportunity to meet, talk and create with four of the library’s writers in residence over a weekend of writing related activity.
Tickets for each day are £25 (£45 for both days) and include a two course dinner/lunch, and a question and answer event with that day’s speakers.
Also included in the ticket price is the opportunity to relax with a glass of wine in the tranquillity of the Gladstone Room, in front of the fire with all of the writers and participants.
En-suite and standard accommodation for the weekend is available on request (call 01244 532350). Discounts apply for students, clergy and Society of Authors members.
Warden Peter Francis said: “We’re thrilled that the first Hearth event is almost sold out – it’s a tribute to the quality and diversity of the writers in residence programme.
“It came about because we were so impressed by the attendance at Gladfest, the audience response and the success of the 2013 writers in residence scheme that we decided to launch these ‘mini’ festivals.
“This first Hearth festival, and its ‘sibling’ in mid-winter, are designed as informal gatherings around the fire; they’re a chance to experience writers and writing, conversation, food and drink at our own literary salon.”
Hearth gathers an exceptional range of speakers to its inaugural unveiling.
Highlights will include creative writing workshops from Tania Hershman and Adnan Mahmutovic on short stories and border writing respectively, a talk with Melissa Harrison on methods of inspiration, and an interview with Neil Griffiths.
Gladstone’s Library is the UK’s only residential library and its first Prime Ministerial Library. Free to use, it is open to the public all year round.
For more information about the events or the library, please ring 01244 532350 or visit www.gladstoneslibrary.org.