TICKETS for a selected range of Stroud Book Festival events are now on sale.

Eleven sessions can now be booked via the Sub Rooms box office.

This year’s festival is set to take place at venues across the town from November 6 to 10.

Highlights of the five-day literary extravaganza include appearances from Booker-winning novelist and Stroud Book Festival patron, Ian McEwan, along with best-selling children’s author, Julia Donaldson, creator of The Gruffalo.

Other famous faces include comedian Katy Brand, nature writer Richard Mabey, plus poet and PEN Pinter award winner Lemn Sissay, who has used poetry to explore his time growing up in care.

There’s plenty of family fun, with a special event with star and founder of Giffords Circus, Nell Gifford. 
There will also be a series of hands on animation workshops from Aardman Studios, the creators of Wallace and Gromit.

Perennial Stroud favourites John Dougherty, Andy Seed, Tracey Corderoy and Tom Percival return with their latest works. 

And author Neal Layton will be encouraging young children to get recycling.

Rob Hopkins, co-founder of Transition Network and one of ‘Britain’s 50 New Radicals’ will be sharing his ideas on how to create rapid and dramatic change for the better. 

Molly Scott Cato MEP will join David Runciman for a Democracy Debate. 

Celebrating the 25th published novel by Stroud’s own Katie Fforde, there will be an event featuring some of her favourite recent books and authors.

Tickets are now available for the following events:

My Name Is Why: Lemn Sissay;

Machines Like Me: Ian McEwan;

Julia Donaldson & friends;

A Giant Dose of Gross: Andy Seed;

Story in a Suitcase: Tom Percival;

Sneaky Beak: Tracey Corderoy;

The Way We Eat Now: Bee Wilson;

Circus Magic: Nell Gifford & Sally Gardner;

What Katie Read: a celebration, with Katie Fforde, Anstey Harris, Joe Heap;

Lanny: Max Porter;

Madame Badobedah: Sophie Dahl;

Turning the Boat for Home: Richard Mabey.

Full event details here:

Sub Rooms box office: