North Cornwall Book Festival Club

This friendly group meets once a month on a Wednesday evening to read and discuss the work of authors appearing at the book festival. Places are limited, so in the first instance please contact Ronnie Harrison at

John Greening & Penelope Shuttle – Poetry Reading

Monday 13 May, 7.30pm

An intimate evening in the company of two of the country’s leading poets. They will perform together a varied and dramatic sequence of selected poems from their verse collaboration Heath, as well as each reading from their own most recent collections, Penelope Shuttle’s Will You Walk a Little Faster and LZRD (with Alyson Hallett) and John Greening’s The Silence and Achill Island Tagebuch.

John Greening has received the Bridport Prize and a Cholmondeley Award. Penelope Shuttle’s series of poems Redgrove’s Wife was short-listed for both T S Eliot and Forward Prize. She lives in Cornwall.

This event is presented in collaboration with the Indian King Poets.
Tickets £6 Accompanied under 16s free

North Cornwall Book Festival

10-13 October 2019

A host of acclaimed and award-winning authors converge on St Endellion for our seventh annual book festival. Novelists include John Boyne (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas), Deborah Moggach (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), David Nicholls (One Day), Tessa Hadley (Late in the Day), and Philip Reeve, author of the cult Mortal Engines novels. The children’s programme is headlined by the legendary Michael Morpurgo. We have poetry reading from poet, artist and film-maker Imtiaz Dharker; and memoir from Anything But The Girl‘s Tracey Thorn on her painful-hilarious account of her suburban youth Another Planet. Cream of Cornish, the popular platform for Cornwall-based authors, returns. More authors to be announced.

This year our signature workshops will be on playwriting, editing, publicity and an introduction to speaking Cornish!
Daytime and evening music include an immersion in French chanson with pure-toned jazz singer Gabrielle Ducomble and the amazing indie / folk / pop / electronica duo The Blackheart Orchestra.
Exhibitions, bar and café will keep you comfortable and entertained between events.
The festival opens with a 2-day schools’ programme.

Booking opens 1st July on

Endelienta Poetry Group

Poetry group maybe

In the Stone Barn

Saturdays 12 May, 9 June, 14 July, 10am-12noon, Stone Barn

An informal group meeting at St Endellion for those who enjoy reading and writing poetry. Newcomers are always welcome. £3 per session. For information e-mail