Spread the word on fringe festival

Joan Bakewell, author and broadcaster, gives her talk to a full house in the Concert Room at Scarborough Library, as part of the Scarborough Literature Festival. Pictures by Andrew Higgins 121556b        14/04/12

Joan Bakewell, author and broadcaster, gives her talk to a full house in the Concert Room at Scarborough Library, as part of the Scarborough Literature Festival. Pictures by Andrew Higgins 121556b 14/04/12

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Entries for the Scarborough Literature Fringe Festival have been flooding in from along the coast and Ryedale.

There is still time for writers and peformers to send their work for consideration. The closing date is November 5.

Submit an application and you could present a fringe event and get £50 towards it.

Organisers are looking for ideas that are inspired by words whether in the form of readings, new plays, comedy, music, visual art, film or something completely different.

Events will take place in libraries across Scarborough borough and Ryedale over the Festival’s Long Weekend from April 11 to 14.

Festival director Karen Atkinson said: “The Fringe Festival is an exciting new departure for Scarborough Literature Festival – it’s fresh and it’s free.

“So, all you talented writers and performers out there, we need you to make Scarborough Literature Festival come alive!

“We have had a good response to our call for submissions so far all across the coast and into Ryedale. We are resisting the temptation to look at them before the closing date. We have an open mind about what we will take on and really it is all about providing an lively programme.”

Application forms and guidance notes can now be obtained from local libraries or downloaded from www.scarboroughliteraturefestival.co.uk

Organisers are working on the seventh festival. Over the years the event has attracted some of the biggest names in books. Scarborough-born Susan Hill was one of the hedliners last year with Joan Bakewell and Roy Hattersely.

The line-up for the seventh festival has not yet been announced.