Shakespeare’s First Folio on display at Stonyhurst

Stonyhursts copy of Shakespeares First Folio will be exhibited during this month's Literature Festival. (s)

Stonyhursts copy of Shakespeares First Folio will be exhibited during this month's Literature Festival. (s)

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The third Stonyhurst Literature Festival is being held at the historic Ribble Valley College.

And since 2016 commemorates the 400th year since Shakespeare’s death, Stonyhurst’s copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio will be exhibited during the festival.

A total of 12 speakers will cover a wide range of topics and texts over three days ensuring there is something for everyone at this festival.

Speakers will include the winner of the Costa First Novel award, Andrew Michael Hurley, who will talk about The Loney, his gothic novel set on the North-West coast.

The Stonyhurst Literature Festival will include a broad range of topics, covering science fiction, crime, historical fiction and poetry.

Subjects as diverse as Lancashire folklore and the psychology of Jane Austen’s characters will also be explored, and there will be advice for aspiring writers, on creating and publishing novels.

The Stonyhurst Literature Festival runs today and tomorrow.

Members of the public are invited to attend any or all of the talks and workshops, full details of which can be found on Stonyhurst’s website at www. stonyhurst.ac.uk.