30th Chester Literature Festival

Published: 20 October 2019
Reporter: David Upton

Armistead Maupin

Authors Armistead Maupin and Michael Morpurgo, poets Imtiaz Dharker, Benjamin Zephaniah and Lemn Sissay and writer and TV presenter Nadiya Hussain top the bill alongside other writers, storytellers, musicians and spoken word artists at the Chester Literature Festival November 9–30.

Taking place at Storyhouse, it marks the festival’s 30th year.

Poet, artist and filmmaker Dharker is guest director and artist in residence and has curated four special events including Imtiaz Dharker and Friends, headlined by both Dharker and former poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, as well as evenings of poetry from deaf spoken-word artist and Ted Hughes Prize winner Raymond Antrobus.