Barn Book Fair

Join us for a literary themed weekend, with a Book Swap, Book stalls, book readings and poetry workshops, poetry open mic on Saturday and a book antiquarian and the Elmbridge Literary Competition on the Sunday. 
The cafe will have a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory theme and there will be a Golden Ticket with the prize of a box set of Roal Dahl books courtesy of the Cobham Book Store

11am Catherine West - Local self-published author reads from her book., Ann and Greg, A Love Story
11.20am Dr Niamh - reads from Find My Name in the Alphabet Train a personalised book for little’uns written in rhyme and phonics to encourage early learning. 
11.40am - Penny Thornton of fame (ranking No. 12 on astrology worldwide) and author of With Love From Diana (Princess of Wales), will talk about her fun fusion of astrology with cookery – in her new book The Zodiac Cooks (release 28 Sep 2017).
12 noon - Ozlem Warren of, known for her international cookery classes, will talk on the delicious foods of her homeland, Antioch, Antakya, Turkey – in her debut book Ozlem's Turkish Table (available on Pre-Order from Oct 2017).
12.20pm Derek E Pearson twice a Book Award Finalist, featured many times in Surrey Life and once in The Sun, will talk on a long list of Sci-Fi/Fantasy novels he's had published from 2015-17. His latest is The Gathering of Gods (release date 28 Oct 2017. 
12.40pm David Kimberley, featured in Surrey Life, will talk on his new Sci-Fi novel Galahad Suns (released July 2017). 
1pm - Peter and Leeroy Murray, sons of Nora Murray who authored best seller I Spied For Stalin and John Murray who authored A Spy Called Swallow, will talk on the republication of these memoirs – in a new book Nora & John (release on the centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution 7 November 2017 (25 October in the Julian calendar).
1.20am - Simon Cherry reads a sneak preview of his new ‘Eddie’ book.
1.40pm  Susannah Rickards hosts a Q &A about short story writing.
2pm - 3pm Agnes Meadows - Poetry Workshop ‘Sensational’
3.20pm - George Boughton - Black Gold - Black Scorpion
3.40pm - Christopher Ritchie – • The ordinary • Stop the 'Pocalypse! I Wanna Get Off!

12noon - Poetry Open Mic open to all
7.30pm - Carole Boyd, Archer’s Lynda Snell, joins us for a literary/piano interpretation based around Shakespeare's The Seven Ages of Man  (ticketed event see separate listing)

Sunday Programme of Events
to include: Book Antiquarian available to value books  and readings by the winners of the Elmbridge Literary Competition 'Luck' 

Free Entry (*workshops will be available for a donation)

Riverhouse Barn
Manor Road
KT12 2PF