Portsmouth BookFest events begin on Sunday

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Portsmouth BookFest kicks off on Sunday with stories and songs in a pub.

The annual festival runs until Saturday, March 5 and is jointly organised by Portsmouth City Council library service and The Hayling Island Bookshop.

Sunday’s event is called The Valentine’s Day Massacre with Portsmouth Writers’ Hub at the Wave Maiden in Osborne Road, Southsea from 6pm. Tickets are £6.

Tickets can be purchased at portsmouthbookfest16.eventbrite.co.uk.
Other events include a travel writing lecture and a Gruffalo tea party. For a full line-up go to