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Storytelling and Music

Friday 28 March 2014

1 Hour


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Enjoy two outstanding storytellers with a keen interest in the stories told by their distant forbears telling a few ancient tales and discussing them under the watchful eye of journalist and writer Paul Blezard. Poet and novelist Kevin Crossley-Holland and fellow novelist Joanne Harris will tell stories with Icelandic, Scandinavian, French and Celtic origins. There will be musical accompaniment from The Bookshop Band, including folk songs and a song specially written for Joanne Harris.

Crossley-Holland is a poet and multi-award-winning author. His Arthur trilogy has been translated into 25 languages. He has translated Beowulf from the Anglo-Saxon and has published retellings of traditional tales including The Penguin Book of Norse Myths and British Folk Tales. He won the Carnegie Medal in 1985 for Storm and was shortlisted for the 2008 Carnegie Medal for Gatty’s Tale.

Harris is author of The Gospel of Loki, inspired by her lifelong passion for Norse myths, and of the Runemarks series of novels, which imagines a world in which our civilization was shaped by Viking invaders rather than the Romans. Harris is author of many bestselling novels including Chocolat, which was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche. Her books have been published in more than 40 countries and have won a number of British and international awards.

The Bookshop Band writes songs inspired by authors and plays them in bookshops, often in front of the author.