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Special Events

Below you'll find all the upcoming events that make Gladstone's Library special; whether they be Literary Festivals, evening talks, book launches or creative writing workshops it's all here. Easy to find.

Please note that events be booked by contacting Reception either by calling 01244 532350 or on email and are not available for online booking. Where events are listed as being free listed as being 'free' it is advisable to book as seating/places are limited. 


Gladfest is the annual literary festival at Gladstone's Library.  Attracting internationally significant writers, it offers a unique opportunity to attend a range of readings, talks and workshops in informal and intimate settings in and around the Library.  

​Plans are now in motion for Gladfest 2015, updates will be posted on our website. 


Saturday 1 November - Sunday 2 November

Hearth is a unique chance to spend a weekend up close and personal with award-winning writers.

Improve your writing, find out how to publish your novel, get hints and tips and find inspiration. 

For further information click here

Spinning Facts into Fiction: Writing the Historical Novel

Saturday 8 November. Starting at 10am.

Successful novelists think and write in scenes, which are the essential building blocks of novel-length fiction. In this day long workshop, historical novelist Patricia Bracewell will offer practical techniques for writing scenes that will keep readers turning pages. Come with an idea for a scene or an excerpt from a work-in-progress, and be prepared to write.

Tickets are priced at £29 and include lunch and refreshments. To book call 01244 532 350 or email Enquiries.


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