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Lincoln Book Festival: Where Literature Meets History



History and literature often share the same path, interweaving their stories and creating a strong relationship. Sometimes literature can even affect the course of events and help highlight the underlying tensions and issues that have existed in societies throughout history. Whilst literature should never be used instead of history books, literature can teach us a lot about what people were thinking and how they were acting.


From Monday 26th September to Sunday 2nd October, the past and present will meet yet again in Lincoln – a wonderful city full of history – for the Lincoln Book Festival, where it will be possible to explore this connection. This event is suitable for all ages and children are more than welcome.


Organised by the non-profit organisation Lincoln Book Festival Trust, the festival examines the bond between literature and history and its evolution throughout the ages. Celebrated authors will speak on a wide range of topics, from felony to warfare, from the Romans to Shakespeare, from the Magna Carta (preserved in Lincoln Castle) to new narratives and modern alternatives.


Each event takes place at The Collection – Lincolnshire’s archaeology museum – and will be followed by a Q&A. Volunteers and local businesses will support the Trust to run the Lincoln Book Festival and help to celebrate the rich historical heritage of Lincoln.

Tickets cost £10 per event, but places are limited. To book the tickets, please: visit the Lincoln Drill Hall website  http://www.lincolndrillhall.com/whats-on/season-calendar; or call 01522 873894.

For more information, please visit the Lincoln Book Festival website: http://www.lincolnbookfestival.org


Article by Alessandro Volpino

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