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” and watch the Oscar-winning film The Shape of Water.

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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

Fun events for younger book fans all over Malton. Tickets will be available soon.

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22nd September - The Book Festival in Malton

A day of literary events in Malton’s Milton Rooms. Tickets will be available soon.

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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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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.