Liverpool Literary Festival returns to the city this weekend with a busy line-up of events over one weekend.
Sir Tony Robinson, crime writer Val McDermid, Colm Toibin, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Claire Tomalin, Michael Frayn, and award-winning author and playwright Sebastian Barry are among the line-up.
The University of Liverpool-organised festival runs from October 19-21 at venues including the Victoria Gallery & Museum, Mountford Hall, Tate Liverpool and the Hope Street Hotel.
Val McDermid will give a lecture titled Killing People For Fun and Profit, while other events include music writer Paul du Noyer talking McCartney and Liverpool music, Colm Toibin in conversation with James Naughtie, and a workshop on being your own Archers scriptwriter.
Author David Hutter will be at the Victoria Gallery & Museum with his book Fake News, a satire about Donald Trump, while there are also poetry and family events.
And there is a short story writing competition, on the subject of China, open to primary and secondary school pupils, and University of Liverpool students.
Liverpool Literary Festival runs from October 19-21. More from the website HERE