8th-10th November, 2013, LCC, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex
Shorelines: Literary Festival of the Sea
Curated by acclaimed writer Rachel Lichtenstein, Shorelines takes place in various venues at the heart of the fishing community of Leigh-on-Sea on the banks of Thames Estuary, at the point where it officially becomes ‘open sea’. This unique festival aims to provoke discussion, re-awaken senses, excite the adventurous spirit and explore new literature about the sea. Highlights include: multi-award winning nature writer Robert Macfarlane; Mercury Award winning folk singer Sam Lee; cult pop historian Travis Elborough; Man Booker shortlisted Deborah Levy; award winning author and broadcaster Philip Hoare; a multi-media performance of Swandown with Iain Sinclair, artist Andrew Kötting & musician Jem Finer; French-Norwegian writer and artist Caroline Bergvall and much more.