The fantastic news is we've almost finalised the Festival Programme. The Programming Committee has been working really hard to get all the authors confirmed as soon as possible. Not that they've needed much persuasion, everyone is already hugely excited about 2008. There's also a rumour that the full programme will be announced at the end of the month in time for Christmas. If that wasn't enough T&R Theakston and the Harrogate International Festival have just been short listed for the Arts, Business & Sustainability Award, part of the Arts & Business Yorkshire 2007 Awards, for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival.
The bad news is we've been tardy sending out October's missive, for which we apologise. However, we'd like to take this opportunity to welcome all newcomers to the Festival Friends Scheme.
Sam Bourne, Robert Crais, Jeffery Deaver, Tess Gerritsen and Peter Robinson have already confirmed for next year's Festival and more names to be announced soon.
Space is limited at the Crown Hotel, venue for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, 17 - 20 July 2008, so reserve your place now by calling our hotline 01423 562303.Sign up for newsletters etc at the website.
To find out how to join the Friends of the Festival call us on 01423 562303, or email firstname.lastname@example.org