STOKE-ON-TRENT LITERARY FESTIVAL will be the first of its kind in the area with the aim of giving local people the opportunity to find out more about the art and craft of writing and the joys of reading.

The festival in the factory, also known as Hot Air giving a nod to Stoke-on-Trent’s historic background, will be held at the Emma Bridgewater Factory on Lichfield Street on Friday 20th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd June 2014.

Over 15 nationally known and local authors will be present during the weekend including names such as Joanna Trollope, David Starkey, Andy McNab, Melvyn Bragg, Lauren Child and Emma Bridgewater.  Each author event will give festival goers the opportunity to enter into the debate and question the experts in their own fields.

Festival Trustees include Tristram Hunt MP, Matthew Rice and Emma Bridgewater. Andy McNab is also the festival’s patron.

“By any standards, Andy McNab is a phenomenon. A much decorated former SAS soldier, one of the world’s best selling authors, a much in demand lecturer, and a tireless spokesperson and fundraiser for both military and literacy charities. The founding Patron of the Stoke Literary Festival raises the curtain on the first ever festival talking both about his new novel Fortress but also his passionate advocacy of literacy across the generations.”

Andy McNab Stoke Literary Festival 2014

Go here for more information about the Stoke Literary Festival  and book your tickets for Andy here


Tom Buckingham returns in another thrillingly contemporary, action packed adventure…

This title will be released on May 22, 2014

Andy will do a talk and book signing in York:

An evening with Andy McNab

Memorial Hall, St. Peter’s school, York
Thursday, 22 May 2014, 7:00PM
FREE. On a first come first served basis by e-mail to: events@stpetersyork.org.uk or by telephoning 01904 527300

“We are working with St. Peter’s school to bring you the opportunity to meet bestselling novelist and former SAS soldier, Andy McNab. Andy will talk about his work, including his book published the day of the event – FORTRESS, the second Tom Buckingham novel. The event will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. We will have a bookstall open before and after the event. This event will take place in The Memorial Hall at St Peter’s, which is at the front of the school just off Clifton, with free parking behind the Hall.”

More dates:

Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 2:00PM

Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 7:00PM

Friday, 6 June 2014, 7:00PM

TB2 Fortress kl