Pikes Literary Festival 2018

Pikes Literary Festival | Day 1

When: 2018-09-11

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For the very first time Pikes Ibiza is hosting a unique two day Literary Festival (11-12 September). Headlined by world-renowned, critically acclaimed names from the film and publishing world, and centred around sumptuous evening suppers, author readings and conversation, this spoken-word festival is set to be one of Europe’s most sought-after (and below- the-radar) cultural events of the year.

Award-winning author Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting), screen-writer and author John Niven (Kill Your Friends) and Stephen Armstrong (The White Island) will lead the event in our sprawling grounds. Other high profile names participating include accomplished authors Matt Trollope (Mr.Pikes: The Story Behind the Ibiza Legend) and Neil Forsyth (San Carlos).


Day 1 | Programme

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1.30pm – 3.30pm / 4pm – 6pm
‘How to be a writer’ part 1 with Linda Quinn
(Limited spaces. Only available with a specific ticket. Due to popular demand, the session has been split in two each day, you will be told which class you are in when you are sent Linda’s welcome email)

Over the two days of the Pikes Literary festival explore your own voice and stories you want to tell. We all have stories to tell, but where do we start? You’ve probably got many in your head, or even stuffed in the bottom drawer. Whilst looking at how to use story structure and other writing techniques to bring your story to the page and engage the reader, we will also workshop pieces with the group and selecting work to be read with the festival speakers on the final evening.

7pm – 8pm
Pike’s Literary Festival Opening Panel Session

A panel discussion with our authors – Irvine Welsh, John Niven, Stephen Armstrong and chaired by Neil Forsyth.

8.45pm – 9.15pm
Ibiza Stories

A discussion with Stephen Armstrong about his iconic Ibiza book; THE WHITE ISLAND: The Extraordinary History of the Mediterranean’s Capital of Hedonism.

9.30pm
Kirsty Allison & The Children of the Midnite Sun

Spoken Word Performance by Kirsty Allison + The Children of the Midnite Sun

10pm – 11pm
Irvine Welsh

An in-depth discussion with the Trainspotting author on his career and latest work along with audience Q&A.

11.15pm
Screening of ‘Trainspotting’

Open air cinema screening of Trainspotting

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