Literary delights for readers as book festival set to steam into Winchcombe

Alex Farran
June 26, 2023

• Books at the ready for Saturday 23rd September at Winchcombe station • Popular authors and resident writers to attend exciting literary event • Book signings and children’s book readings scheduled throughout the day

An event of literary delights for readers is set to take place at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway (GWR) with a book festival timetabled to steam into Winchcombe station on Saturday 23rd September. The event, which will be open between 10:00 and 16:00 in the Tim Mitchell Building, offers visitors a great opportunity to browse through a selection of books both newly published and old favourites. Books covering all interests, including railways, will be available, plus a number of popular authors and resident writers will be on hand to sign copies.

Confirmed authors for the event include: Mary Lay, David Aldred, Neil Parkhouse, Humphrey Gillott, Stephen Done and Elizabeth Eyre. Other writers who may be seen during the day at unspecified times include: John Cruxon, Nicolas Wheatley, David Capron, Elspeth Fewell and Bryan Nicholls. Opportunities for children to listen to readings from their favourite authors are scheduled to take place throughout the day.

Julia Harwood, Shop Manager, commented: “I’m extremely excited that we are hosting our first ever book festival at the GWR with resident and visiting authors. There will be something for everyone at the event, who loves railways whether they live locally to the railway or are visiting from further afield.”

If you’re a fan of reading and all things literary, then this is an event to write in your diary. For tickets and further details about the book festival, please visit www.gwsr.com. A 5% discount is automatically applied to all tickets purchased online.