11703132_962347807168849_4987320421867525312_nFrom Friday 16th to Sunday 18th October, Brunel University will host the Hillingdon Literary Festival.

The weekend will consist of events and talks with high-profile writers and poets, ranging from Will Self to Kate Mosse. All sessions are entirely free, however booking is required. Alongside the events will be book stalls, street food and drink, live music, family activities, and much more!

12036577_996053600464936_6703963329794824306_nMax Kinnings and Frazer Lee (both lecturers in Screenwriting at Brunel) will be in conversation regarding adapting novels for the screen.

Benjamin Zephaniah, a professor in the Creative Writing department teaching performance poetry, will be hosting two events including some performance.

Liesel Schwarz, a Brunel alumna and now a very successful Sci-Fi and fantasy writer, named a Best British Sci Fi Writer of 2014 by Buzzfeed, will also be appearing.

Laura Barnett (The Versions of Us) and Kate Mosse (The Taxidermist’s Daughter) are also very exciting billings, with Kate Mosse being a multiple bestselling author and Laura Barnett’s debut The Version of Us being named Waterstones' book of the month in July.

Masterclasses on a wide variety of topics will be held, allowing students to learn from those who have made it in their field, from ‘Plotting your Science Fiction and Fantasy Novel' to ‘Pitching a Film or Story’.

It's a very exciting festival that brings together incredible writers, speakers, poets and performers and will be a great experience for all those who attend!

The events be taking place in the Antonin Artaud Building, found behind the Michael Sterling building on campus. If you are interested, you can register for your free tickets by visiting: www.HillingdonLiteraryFestival.com

You can also find the event on Twitter: @hillingdonlit and Facebook: hillingdonliteraryfestival