Event kicks off with Clare Balding, Alvin Rakoff and 20 writers at Waterstones
Two minutes each for writers to sell their story at Waterstones
The Chiswick Book Festival opens this week and there’s the usual strong focus on local authors.
On Friday, Clare Balding will present the prizes for the annual Young People’s Poetry Competition, supported again by ChiswickW4.com. She will also talk about her own book for children, Fall Off, Get Back On, Keep Going.
Later that evening, 94-year-old TV, film and theatre director Alvin Rakoff, who lives in Bedford Park, will talk about his memoirs to the Festival director, Torin Douglas, in the Andrew Lloyd-Webber Theatre at Arts Ed. His book I’m Just The Guy Who Says Action was launched this week to a star-studded audience including George Clooney.
And before then, in a pre-Festival event on Tuesday evening, 7 September, 20 authors will talk about their books at the Waterstones Local Authors Party in the Boston Room at the George IV in Chiswick High Road. Each writer has just two minutes to ‘sell’ their book, which it is hoped will make this a fast-paced, fun and fascinating evening.
There’s a wide range of books, from thrillers, memoirs and biography to non-fiction, self-help and children’s books. You can see all the authors and titles below and read more by clicking here.
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September 5, 2021