Cathy Newman and Liz Earle amongst latest authors announced for TW Lit Fest

Cathy Newman and Liz Earle

Whether it’s Cathy Newman sharing stories of inspiring women, Liz Earle offering her secrets to a happier life, or Simon James Green reminding us of the powerful potential of storytelling, TW Lit Fest has an event to offer readers of every generation, celebrating the list of lessons that can be learnt in each new novel.

On Friday May 10 at 5pm skincare entrepreneur Liz Earle MBE will be reading from her uplifting new book ‘A Better Second Half,’ sorting wellbeing fact from fiction and offering a guiding hand through the chaos of the online world.

Later on Friday May 10 at 7.30pm stand-up comedian Geoff Norcott will be providing his insights on ‘blokedom,’ seeking to explain the unexpected meanings behind ‘every bloke’s’ classic loves of football, sheds, and all things SAS.

On Saturday May 11 at 11am theatre maker Adam Power-Annand will be sharing extracts from ‘That’s My Story! Drama for communication, confidence and creativity in KS1 and beyond’, examining the theories and practice which inform Adam’s Speech Bubbles school project, helping children to gain confidence in communication, learning and play. Adam will also be joined by creative and educational experts to discuss the power of the Speech Bubble project in championing childhood creativity.

Up next at 2pm on Saturday, Channel 4 presenter Cathy Newman will be sharing stories from her latest book ‘The Ladder’, which follows a series of pressing conversations between men and women and highlights the extraordinary achievements of women across fields including politics, science, and activism.

Finally at 4pm on Saturday May 11 Peter James, author of the multi-million copy bestselling ‘Roy Grace’ series returns with a thrilling tale of Roy Grace from a new perspective. With ‘They Thought I Was Dead’ James will be revealing the truth behind beloved character Sandy Grace’s shocking disappearance, sharing nail-biting stories that will draw in readers old and new.

The 2024 festival is also hosting an anti-bullying conversation between the young campaigner Charlie Kristensen and Carnegie-nominated children and young adult author, Simon James Green. Kristensen and Green will be chatting about what it takes to be yourself, celebrating the power of books and stories in encouraging us all to make the world a kinder, more open place. ‘James Green and Charlie Kristensen in Conversation – Boys Like Us’ will take place on Thursday May 9 at 4.15pm, with under 16s going free.

All events will be held at The Trinity Theatre, with tickets now available to purchase from

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