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Ryedale Book Festival invites you to come along to their autumn outing as part of their year long events itinerary. 
 
The Festival holds an amazing array of literary events throughout the Ryedale district, and during October will host a series of fabulous autumnal events. 
 
These include: 
 
Friday 5th October 2018 - Alexander McCall Smith who penned the No.1 Detective Agency books, will appear at Helmsley Arts Centre at 7pm to 9pm. This season sees the publication of the 19th title in this famous series, called ‘The Colours of all the Cattle’. Please note: this event has now sold out. 
 
Saturday 13th October 2018 – Bill Jones’ novel Black Camp 21 is a gripping tale set in a Prisoner of War camp. This local author turn historical fact into gripping fiction by way of a gut-wrenching journey from the French battlefields to what is today known as Eden Camp. Award-winning writer Bill is now based in Ampleforth and he will be discussing his latest work from 7pm to 9pm at the Old Courthouse, Commercial Street, in Norton. 
 
Friday 19th October 2018 – Botanical Bliss – Appreciating the Essence of Poetry and Gin! Relax and enjoy an evening of music and sublime poetry from two contemporary poets: Jean Strackland (Green Noise) and Katharine Towers (The Remedies) read by local vocal artist Audrie Woodhouse over a gin cocktail supplied by Maison du Vin, mixed to your own botanical recipe. See, hear and taste these delights at the Milton Rooms, overlooking the Market Place, Malton at from 7pm to 9.30pm. 
Saturday 27th October 2018 - Just in time for Halloween, the inaugural Ryedale Spookfest takes place from 10am. This brand new event celebrates the eerie and the bloodthirsty, featuring the region’s best horror writers and publishers. 
 
Organised by published horror writer Lee Franklin, the event begins at 10am and continues into the evening. Visiting special guests include Donna Marie McCarthy, Peter Laws, John Linwood Grant, Simon Clark, Phil Breach and Karen Perkins. 
 
Ryedale Book Festival organises events throughout the year and is a charitable organisation whose objective is to promote a love of reading, storytelling and creative writing in Ryedale, North Yorkshire. 
 
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