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The Second Chapter and Verse Literature Festival

Written by jen, 14th October 2009

Reeves, Rosen and revolution - the Bluecoat’s second Chapter & Verse Literature Festival starts today!

With a diverse range of events including performances from Vic Reeves, Michael Rosen and Ross Sutherland, readings by Sarah Hall, Christopher Brookmyre and Sally Vickers, a talk by Suzi Feay, in-conversation events with Brian Keenan and Abdel Bari Atwan, the second Chapter & Verse Literature festival at the Bluecoat promises to be a far reaching and eclectic programme.

The festival offers 30 events over five days from today (Wednesday October 14) until Sunday October 18 with a special focus on ‘revolution’ to coincide with a range of anniversaries occurring in 2009, including the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. As well as politics, music and culture the overarching theme will also cover revolutionary moments in football, Web 2.0, gaming and global markets.

Combining Liverpool’s active literature scene and a national take on the literary zeitgeist, the range of readings, talks and workshops will offer visitors a chance to hear directly from writers whilst mingling with fellow book-lovers and fans of spoken word. The festival derives its uniqueness from partnerships that include The Reader Organisation, Literature North West, News From Nowhere, The Poetry School and Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival among others.

Full info is available via

Tickets on sale now, to book call Tickets and Information on 0151 702 5324 at the Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX or visit

(Here's what we're doing as part of Chapter and Verse - got your tickets yet?!)

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