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The following events are taking place on Friday 12 April 2013:

  • Starting to Write Crime Fiction

    Time: 10:00

    Kate Rhodes will give top advice on developing ideas for crime writing so that you can get those ideas out of your head and on to paper.

  • Writing History

    Time: 10:00

    Historian Anna Whitelock leads a lively and practical workshop that explores many forms of history writing and publishing.

  • We're going on a Bear Hunt 1

    Time: 10:15

    An active play-storytime session for the under 5s. Come hunt for bears with us!

  • Roald Dahl Storyteller

    Time: 11:00

    Our Roald Dahl storyteller is just itching to share some Revolting Rhymes with you. Don't miss this interactive event.

  • We're going on a Bear Hunt 2

    Time: 11:45

    An active play-storytime session for the under 5s. Come hunt for bears with us!

  • How we Make Stuff

    Time: 12:15

    Join Christiane Dorion to learn 'How we Make Stuff'. This event will be filled with demonstrations, experiments and fun for ages 7-12.

  • Landscape Writing

    Time: 13:00

    Improve your writing technique and sense of place with award-winning author Olivia Laing.

  • Writing a Graphic Novel

    Time: 13:00

    Learn all about this dynamic literary form with award-winning practitioner Karrie Fransman.

  • Scramasax

    Time: 13:30

    Hear thrilling tales of Viking deeds with star author Kevin Crossley-Holland.

  • Angelina Ballerina

    Time: 13:30

    The adventures of everyone's favourite dancing mouse will be brought to life by her creator, Katherine Holabird, and a real ballerina in this very special event.

  • The Wimpy Kid Show

    Time: 15:00

    Don't miss your chance to take part in a Wimpy Kid draw-a-long and quiz, and to hear all about the latest adventures of the world's most fanous wimp.

  • Lindsey Hilsum

    Time: 15:00

    Lindsey Hilsum, Channel 4 International News Editor, unravels the overthrow of Gaddafi and the triumph of the people of Libya.

  • Screenwriting and Story Design Workshop

    Time: 16:00

    A hands-on workshop focusing on how better to structure your writing projects, led by two screen-writing experts.

  • Antony Beevor

    Time: 16:30

    World-renowned military historian Antony Beevor present a mastely account of WWII.

  • Tony Juniper

    Time: 16:30

    Environmental guru Tony Juniper brings his latest book to Wordfest and asks, "What has nature ever done for us?"

  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Time: 18:00

    The author of globally-successful novels Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun unveils her latest book, Americanah.

  • Thinking Aloud 1: Cancer

    Time: 18:00

    Your chance to talk directly to Cambridge's top experts on medical research, and to get a unique insight into the battle being waged against cancer in the specialist labs of Cambridge University.

  • A.C. Grayling

    Time: 19:30

    Philosopher AC Grayling examines the arguments for and against religion in his thought-provoking new book.

  • Deborah Moggach

    Time: 19:30

    Come and listen in on a fascinating conversation between ever-popular novelists Deborah Moggach and Allison Pearson.

  • Kate Fox

    Time: 21:00

    Poet and comedian Kate Fox dazzles us with fun, wit and wordplay in her latest work, Fox Populi.

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