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Tim Lott & Lucy Caldwell: How (not) to Write

Tim Lott & Lucy Caldwell: How (not) to Write

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Is the creative writing industry now bloated, with too many writers writing formulaic stories? Can writing actually be taught at universities or writing schools?

Tim Lott, novelist and author of Yes, But Not, But Wait...! will be in conversation with Lucy Caldwell to discuss the future of creative writing and what it means in the modern world.

Lucy Calwell is the author of These Days and a fiction teacher at Faber Academy. Lucy Caldwell lives in Folkestone.

Click here for more about Tim's latest book

Click here for more about Lucy's writing


Folkestone Book Festival is our annual celebration of books, ideas, reading and writing in its many magical forms. This year's festival has been curated by Jen Thatcher and James Harkin. Curating the festival for the first time, Jen and James have been inspired by Folkestone and how we can all come together through inspired discussion about global ideas, global thinking and possible futures.


This year's festival is for everyone and we want to make it possible for more people than ever before to be able to come together and enjoy a packed festival. To make this possible we have introduced a £5 ticket. This is a no questions asked ticket for those that may be struggling to afford events and performances.


We would like to thank our Principal Sponsor Saga, our Education Partner Canterbury Christ Church University, Le Shuttle and our Travel Partner, Southeastern. Creative Folkestone is also supported by Arts Council England, Folkestone and Hythe District Council, Kent County Council and The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust.


Mill Bay,
CT20 1BN

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£12 Standard
£8 Concession
£5 Cost of Living

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