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Joanne Harris and the #Storytime Band – 2017 Festival Launch Event

16th March 2017 @ 7:30 pm


There is a story the bees used to tell, which makes it hard to disbelieve… Joanne Harris is the internationally acclaimed author of Chocolat and many other best-selling novels, including The Gospel of Loki, Runemarks and Runelight.

Her career also includes writing for TV, opera and musical theatre, and her work has been published in more than 50 countries. She is also active on Twitter, where her live storytelling has become a popular phenomenon. From these stories, written from scratch in front of a Twitter audience, and sent out into the Twittersphere in segments of 140 characters, a whole book of stories has emerged – thought- provoking, funny, sad and completely original. Honeycomb, a collection of 100 dark and interconnected tales, illustrated by Charles Vess, will be published by Gollancz in the autumn of 2018.

Meanwhile, Joanne and the Storytime Band have created #Storytime: a live show featuring tales from the book, along with projections, original music and songs, written and performed by Joanne and the band of which she has been a member since she was at college. This show is intimate, engaging, quirky and darkly magical, appealing to audiences of all ages, but especially lovers of folklore, fantasy and fairytale. York Literature Festival are delighted to be launching the 2017 programme with this special performance from one of the UK’s most popular authors. Limited seats so book your ticket soon.


16th March 2017
7:30 pm
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