Ryedale Book Festival


8th September - Fairy tales for Grown-ups with Jen Campbell

Hear about the fairy tales that inspired Jen Campbell’s collection of short stories “The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night”.

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21st September - How to Train Your Dragon with Cressida Cowell

Enjoy the film How to Train Your Dragon and meet the author, Cressida Cowell for a book signing.

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21st September - A Musical Memoir with Alan Johnson

Join award winning author and former Home Secretary as he takes you on a musical journey through his life.

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22nd September - The Book Festival for children in Malton

Dragons and wizards, magic, fantasy thrillers, stories, puppets, biscuits, drawing and fun for children of all ages.

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22nd September - Fiction in Malton

A day of literary events in Malton’s Milton Rooms.

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22nd September - The Art of the Short Story with Chris Power

A discussion on the very precise art of short story writing and the announcement of the winner of our 2018 Short Story Competition.

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22nd September - Words from the vine with Peter Stafford Bow

Peter Stafford-Bow will be reading from his recently-published novel Corkscrew accompanied by a tutored wine tasting.

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5th October - An evening with Alexander McCall Smith

A special 20th Anniversary evening with this extraordinarily accomplished writer, who will be talking about the latest book in his No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series.

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19th October - Botanical Bliss

An evening of music and sublime poetry over a gin cocktail.

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27th October - Ryedale Spookfest

Celebrating the eerie and the macabre, the depraved and the blood thirsty. A festival of the regions’ best horror writers and publishers. Terror in the written word has a new home in Ryedale, so join us in Malton if you dare….

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Previous Events

Visit our events archive and find out what else the Book Festival has been up to over the past twelve months.