A ten day festival for readers, writers and like minds.
It’s incredibly remiss of me to have not blogged about this earlier but hopefully those interested will already know something, if not everything about this brilliant festival. Running from 3rd-13th October, Other Worlds Other Voices offers the best of the burgeoning Rochester/Medway literature scene. Although many events have happened already, I thought I’d give you a breakdown of everything to give you an idea of the breadth of events on offer.
Thursday 3rd October – ME4Writers’ present POETRYMON. Find poemcards around the Medway Towns. Free event.
Thursday 3rd October – Reading: Maggie Harris at Rochester Library 7.30pm. Free event.
Saturday 5th October – Poetry Workshop with Maggie Harris at Strood Library 10am. Free event.
Saturday 5th October – A Night at the Theatre – Rochester Visitor Information Centre 7pm. Tickets £6.
Sunday 6th October – The Skywatcher Investigation – Rochester High Street from 2pm. Tickets £6.
Monday 7th October – Play:Write with Philip Kane at the Good Intent Rochester 8pm. Free event
Tuesday 8th October – City Without a Head – book launch at Ye Arrow in Rochester High Street at 8pm. Free event.
Thursday 10th October – Write Around Town – a creative writing journey with ME4Writers. This event is free but limited to 15 participants and therefore booking is required – eventbrite page here. Starting point is the Visitor Information Centre in Rochester High Street, at 11am. The event will take approximately two hours. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday 12th October – POTLATCH Creative Writing Workshop at 161 High Street Rochester 11am. 11am – 1pm and spaces are limited, so booking is required at a small cost of £3. Please visit Eventbrite to secure your place. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday 12th October – From Sorcery to Starships – a sci-fi/fantasy workshop with Philip Kane at 161 High Street Rochester 2pm–4pm Spaces are limited and require booking from the Eventbrite page. Tickets are £3.
Saturday 12th October – The Hero’s Journey: an evening with Bill Lewis at the Gordon House Hotel Rochester. Doors open at 6.45pm, with the performance beginning at 7.30pm sharp. Spaces are limited and do require booking on the Eventbrite page. Tickets £5.
Sunday 13th October – RLF Final Event: ALICE at the Royal Function Rooms Rochester (Victoria St entrance) from 2pm. Free event. Composer Jacob Bride’s magical and musical interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s eternal tales of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Jacob will conduct members of the City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra and local band Brides of Rain, with solo performances from James Doyle and Rachel Tate. There will be excerpts from the books read by Lorraine Elizabeth Gray, and a special introduction written and read by Roy Smith. Other new writing based on the works will also be read. Tickets £3 and can be booked here. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The Other Worlds Other Voices Exhibition runs from 5th-12th October.
For full details, go to the Rochester Literary Festival website here