First festival

The organisers of York Literature Festival have just announced the 2012 programme and I’m very pleased to be part of the line-up. Among those appearing are former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion, poet and broadcaster Ian McMillan and politician Tony Benn, who’s topping the bill. The festival is set to run from March 29th to April 1st so take a look at the programme to find out more.

My event, ‘Pub Shorts’, will be hosted by Helen Cadbury and will feature fellow writers Tony Dew, Steve Toase and James Wall. It will be held on Sunday, April 1st from 4pm to 5.45pm and will include readings from the four of us plus a discussion on the future of the e-book versus print in short story publishing.

* ‘Pub Shorts’, Wolfe Room, Black Swan Pub, Peasholme Green, York. Tickets cost £4 and are available from York Theatre Royal’s Box Office (01904 623568).