Ryedale Book Festival
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.
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.
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.
22nd September - Fiction in Malton
A day of literary events in Malton’s Milton Rooms.
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.
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.
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.
13th October - Black Camp 21 with Bill Jones
Turning historical fact into gripping fiction Bill Jones’s debut novel embarks on a gut-wrenching journey from French battlefields to what is now known as Eden Camp.
19th October - Botanical Bliss
An evening of music and sublime poetry over a gin cocktail.
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….
Visit our events archive and find out what else the Book Festival has been up to over the past twelve months.