A great line up of writers

There is something for everyone at this year's Sidmouth Literary Festival. 
Booker winner,Penelope Lively, will headline Friday afternoon looking back on a life of writing in conversation with our writer in residence, Jane Corry.

Before that on Friday morning writers can get top tips from industry insiders about how to get published, how to get an agent and how to market their work and get noticed. Experts from Penguin Viking and Pan Macmillan are on the panel. And there is a chance for one to one sessions with panellists for writers.

Charlotte Bronte will take centre stage on Friday afternoon when expert Juliet Barker will deliver a lecture to mark Bronte 200.

Thriller writer Robert Goddard will close Friday's programme. He is hugely successful and will explain his approach to novels with a twist.

On Saturday we welcome Falklands hero and inspirational speaker Simon Weston in conversation with BBC Radio Devon's Fitz.

Crime writer Isabelle Grey will talk about her work as a script writer for tv dramas and her series of crime novels.

Veronica Henry will provide chocolate and talk about chick lit in our mid afternoon session.

Debut novelist Kate Hamer talks about her acclaimed first novel The Girl in a Red Coat before handing over to Horse Whisperer author Nicholas Evans, who talks to Judi Spiers, as the curtain comes down on our two day festival.