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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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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 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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Writer helps youngsters create storybook as part of Ryedale Book Festival

A local children’s writer is helping hundreds of Ryedale schoolchildren create their own storybook. Author Beth Dexter-Smith is working with the children as part of Ryedale Book Festival’s School Story Project. Beth, a mum-of two children from Helmsley, who has written several books for young children, is currently in the middle of visiting the 10 […]

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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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Interview: 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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Ryedale’s newest festival

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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