The announcement was made today by the Minister for Culture, Prof Dr John Cortes. The event will run between 8th and 13th November 2021 and follows the success of the first edition of Literature Week last year.
Minister Cortes confirmed that Gibraltar Cultural Services will be producing a weeklong programme of events and initiatives dedicated to literature, featuring both local and international authors. The talks by the visiting authors will be hosted at the John Mackintosh Hall on the 12th and 13th November. These will focus on their publications, as well as a variety of literary material, with content both for children and adults.
Lord Jeffrey Archer
Jeffrey Archer will be giving a talk on Saturday 13th November at 12 noon at the John Mackintosh Hall Theatre. The renowned author will be focusing on the inspiration behind his latest William Warwick novels, and the fourth publication in this series, entitled ‘Over My Dead Body’, which is published worldwide on 12th October. Jeffrey is the author of 27 novels, seven sets of short stories, three prison diaries and three West End plays.
Alan Titchmarsh MBE DL
Alan Titchmarsh will be delivering two talks. The first talk ‘Telling Stories’ is scheduled for 5pm on Friday 12th November 2021 at the John Mackintosh Theatre.
Having written 11 best-selling novels with another on the way, Alan Titchmarsh discusses the way he writes fiction - the plotting, the planning, the characters, and the inspiration. His second talk 'Trowel and Error’ also at the Theatre is at 10am on Saturday 13th November 2021. Accompanied by Professor John Cortes, Alan Titchmarsh discusses his life from his childhood in Yorkshire, via Kew Gardens and the BBC, to becoming a TV gardener, presenter, writer, novelist, and poet.
No stranger to Gibraltar, Christopher Lloyd will be hosting a school’s day at the John Mackintosh Hall Theatre on Friday 12th November 2021 dedicated to his new book on climate change called ‘It’s Up to Us’.
On Saturday 13th November he will be delivering two talks at the Lower Exhibition Room. The 10am session will be dedicated to his publication ‘Absolutely Everything!’ and the 2pm session will in the form of a Quiz event focusing on the Britannica’s Children Encyclopaedia. Christopher Lloyds talks and participation at the Gibraltar Literature Week is sponsored by the John Mackintosh Hall Educational Trust.
“While the emphasis of Literature Week remains local authors, in the absence due to Covid of the Literary Festival, we have been able to bring three international authors in order to keep the international flame alive. I am very pleased indeed that we will be having them in Gibraltar, and very much look forward to the whole of the week.”
Tickets for Gibraltar Literature Week are now on sale at www.buytickets.gi.
More details on the schedule of all the events will be released shortly. For further information please contact GCS Development Unit on 20049161 or email email@example.com