This year we are kicking off a day earlier than last year with a literary quiz on Thursday 4 October. It will take place in the Talbot in Cuckfield so if you think you know your Brontë from your Bryson and your Runyon from your Rowling, this will be just for you! It will be great fun and the Talbot is the perfect venue, particularly as it was relaxing in their comfy leather armchairs with glasses of wine in the summer of 2016, that we first came up with the idea of a book festival in Cuckfield. All details about the literary quiz, including how to buy tickets, will be in the Cuckfest programme, which will be available in early August.
Saturday 6 October will be an action-packed day in the Baptist Church for young people of all ages – and there’s even something for grandparents who want advice on what to buy for children. Waterstones will be there selling children’s books. Tony De Saulles, renowned Cuckfield author and illustrator well known for his Horrible Science books, has devised a competition for 7-11 year olds based on his latest book, Bee Book, Clash of the Killer Queens. Look out in June for bright yellow flyers with all the details of the competition.
The children’ programme will be published separately in early July but do get the date in your diary now – Saturday 6 October. More volunteers will also be required so do please think about that – the email address of the volunteer co-ordinator will be in the next newsletter. Keep an eye on our website for further details to be posted soon – www.cuckfieldbookfest.co.uk