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Ryedale Book Festival at the Yorkshire Arboretum

Ryedale Book Festival has organised a day of literary events with a tree theme, as is fitting given that it will take place at the Yorkshire Arboretum. Families will be able to enjoy stories with a simple craft activity, led by Karin Celestine, or be taken on a magical journey by international story teller Cat […]

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Meet author and MP Rachel Reeves – July 13th

Meet MP and author Rachel Reeves and hear the remarkable story of Alice Bacon, narrating one woman’s extraordinary progression from the coalfields to the Commons. Born and raised in the Yorkshire town of Normanton, Alice Bacon defied the odds to be elected Labour MP for Leeds North East in the 1945 General Election. Famed in […]

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Top line-up for Ryedale Book Festival revealed!‏

As always there is plenty for book buffs and lovers of literature to get their teeth into, as well as a whole host of interesting people to meet and varied events to attend. The weekend, Friday 7th – Sunday 9th October, will be filled with a vibrant programme covering topics such as film writing, horse […]

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Common ground for local author Rob Cowen

In partnership with Ryedale Book Festival, the National Park is very excited to be welcoming award-winning local author Rob Cowen, to The National Park Visitor Centre, Danby where he will be talking about his work at an event 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on 19 June. Sally Smith, Events and Exhibition Coordinator at the National […]

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Ryedale Book Festival event – April 2nd

We’ll be welcoming author Pamela Hartshorne to Norton Library. Pamela has written 64 books, including 60 romances written as Jessica Hart, which have sold 15 million copies. She now writes historical fiction drawing on her research into Tudor York and brings Elizabethan England vividly to life. Borrow a book from the library or buy your […]

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Plenty for Children at Ryedale Book Festival

As always, there’s plenty to keep young minds and hands occupied this year! On Saturday, come to the Malton Methodist Church on Saville Street for retellings of Bible stories and craft activities, or watch the Open the Book team perform and bring to life well-loved Bible stories. These events are free and there’s something for children ages […]

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Ryedale Book Festival 2015

Enjoy reading a good book? Then head to Malton 10-11th October for the 4th Ryedale Book Festival. The varied programme includes over 40 quality literary events to suit all readers. Highlights include a lunch with Clare Morpurgo, a workshop with book sculptress Su Blackwell, comedy from poet John Hegley, a celebration of Yorkshire life with […]

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Ryedale Book Festival 2014

After a successful 2013 festival, Ryedale Book Festival is back on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th October 2014. There are plenty of exciting children and adult events to attend, with more than just books on offer, from award-winning writers and crafts to cookery, famous explorers and even some wildlife! Across the weekend, we will be […]

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Upcoming Ryedale Book Festival events

In one of our biggest events yet, 200 children from three Ryedale Primary Schools will be taking part in a three day poetry and literacy event, sponsored by Clore Duffield. The children will be working alongside novelist, journalist and former war correspondent, Justin Huggler and contemporary war poet, Corporal Danny Martin. As the grand finale […]

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Michael Morpurgo is coming to Malton

In October 2014 the author of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo will be coming to Malton as part of the Ryedale Book Festival. He will be taking part in a performance of his story Private Peaceful at 4 pm on Sunday 12th October at The Milton Rooms. The following day, Monday 13th October, children from Ryedale […]

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Second success for Ryedale Book Festival

Malton was buzzing at the weekend as visitors to the town soaked up the atmosphere at the second Ryedale Book Festival. The hub of the festival was in the Milton Rooms where there was an all-day book fair, craft activities and for the first time a Yorkshire writers’ table where local authors promoted and sold […]

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Ryedale Book Festival – October 19 – 20th

Ryedale Book Festival takes place on the weekend of October 19th and 20th 2013. The festival has a packed programme of more than 30 events to suit all tastes and takes place in venues across Malton. The heart of the festival will be in the Milton Rooms where there will be an all-day independent book […]

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Ryedale Book Festival call for volunteers

Welcome to everyone who has expressed an interest in the Ryedale Book Festival, past or present. This year’s festival is looking very exciting and has a varied and wonderful programme. The event is getting ever closer and we would now like to be able to draw up a list of volunteers and match them to […]

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Ryedale Book Festival Writing Competitions

Fancy yourself as a bit of a writer? Whether you’re a regular writer or are new to the hobby, there’s something for you! The Milton Rooms Short Story Competition The Milton Rooms, alongside their Tea & A Tale event, present a short story competition on the theme of Regeneration. There is a cash prize of […]

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World Book Night Quiz – Kirkby team members wanted

John Dean is seeking two extra members for a four person book team to represent Kirkbymoorside and District [We can always organise two or even three teams] to join the fun at the Sun Inn Pickering at 7.30 p,m. 23rd April World Book Night/ St George’s Day. You can find out more about the quiz […]

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Ryedale Book Festival event

Celebrate World Book Day with the Ryedale Book Festival who are delighted to welcome back Jessica Haigh, the Book Elf, to share some of her favourite reads. Come along, have a drink and share your best books or just listen and get ideas for other good reads at the Old Lodge Hotel, Malton on Thursday, […]

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Local author Ian Johnson talks about his first novel ‘The Witcher Keys’

In the wonderful Lion Inn atop the North York Moors local author Ian Johnson describes the remarkable background to his first novel ‘The Witcher Keys’. Ian, who is also a construction manager, was working on an old house that tenants had repeatedly quit complaining the house made them feel ill. Looking into what the problem […]

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Video: Ryedale Book Festival – October 20th

Sarah Tyson outlines the exciting programme for this inaugural North Yorkshire literary festival taking place on October 20th. Full details can be found on the festival website.

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Ryedale Book Festival – your thoughts welcome

The Ryedale Book Festival is a new, inclusive, community – created project committed to delivering quality book related events to the whole of Ryedale. A team of dedicated individuals has been busy finalising the programme for an exciting one-day launch event to be held in Malton on Saturday 20th October 2012. It is a varied […]

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