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Words by the Water returns to the Theatre by the Lake - March 6 - April 15

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Words by the Water returns to the Theatre by the Lake from the 6 – 15 of March.

Keswick will burst to life as spring approaches with big names, from print and film, heading to the Lake District town.

A host of acclaimed authors will make their way to Keswick, although local Kerry Irving, may steal the show as he charts the life-changing events and companionship from Max the Miracle Dog.

Other speakers include David Owen who will make sense of Donald Trump, Deborah Moggach deals with growing old and Gavin Esler navigates Brexit.  Guardian sketch writer John Crace takes a sideways look at the state of the country, while Polly Toynbee and David Walker unpick the unprecedented political events that saw out the last decade.

Celebrated crime writer, Val McDermid, discusses her anticipated thriller ‘How the Dead Speak’, Jenny Éclair brings wit and humour, along with her latest novel ‘Inheritance’ while festival president, Melvyn Bragg, reflects on his next book, A personal memoir of Wigton, the town of his youth.

It’s the 250th anniversary of William Wordsworth’s birth and Words by the Water, in conjunction with the National Trust at Wordsworth house, are launching the Wordsworth @250 Young People’s Poetry Competition.

There are two categories 12 and under and 13-18. The subject can be anything to do with our natural world and budding wordsmiths should contact philip.john@wayswithwords.co.uk for a chance to win a Lake District camping weekend at a National Trust campsite for up to two adults and two children.

Full programme details are available at www.wayswithwords.co.uk

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