Directed by Alan Rudolph and starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, the film chronicles writer Dorothy Parker’s involvement with the Algonquin Round Table, a legendary lunch group of writers, critics and creative hangers-on who met daily at the Algonquin Hotel in New York between 1919 and 1929....

Actor and storyteller Robin Simpson has created this performance specially for the Todmorden Book Festival 2018. Combining stories from and about Yorkshire, the event promises to be a physical and exciting storytelling experience....

The Faith Stories trail follows an accessible route around the town that starts at Roomfield Baptist Church on Halifax Road in Todmorden and will include Masjid-e-Hamza Mosque (please note there are stairs to the prayer hall) and Central Methodist Church, before finishing at St Mary’s...

Catherine Emberson, chair of Todmorden Antiquarians, will talk about the life and writing of local author and artist William Holt. William (Billy) Holt was an artist, writer, traveller, broadcaster, inventor and political activist, and is remembered locally as a ‘colourful character’....

Anna Chilvers’ most recent novel Tainted Love was published in 2016, and her first book Falling Through Clouds was published in 2010. Anna is interested in the links between writing, walking and the landscape. She is currently working on her next novel, as...

What was the last book you read? What kind of books are you drawn to? Why do you read? It’s easy to get into a ‘reading rut’ and stay with the authors we know and feel comfortable with. ...

Robert and Carol Bridgestock write under the name RC Bridgestock. The writing duo’s most recent book When a Killer Strikes is the eighth title in the series featuring the down-to-earth detective DI Jack Dylan....

Crossing the Mirror Line explores doubleness and the unsettling symmetries of mirrored reflections. Like the eighteenth-century artists’ landscape mirror that reconfigured the relationship between the viewer and what is viewed, the poems in Judith Willson’s first collection are concerned with the very act of...