Author Events

David’s has a long history of hosting visiting authors and speakers; from the bookfairs and ideas fairs of the 1970s and 80s, the later series of public debates and to our ongoing seasonal programmes.

Recent speakers include Ray Mears, Jennifer Saint, Melissa Hemsley, David Hepworth, Ione Gamble, Alexander McCall Smith, Elly Griffiths, Alison Weir, Merlin Sheldrake and Tim Anderson – among many others.  Most events will be held in our cafe which turns into a bright, welcoming space in the evening. For larger events we work with a variety of venues around Letchworth including the Cloisters, Central Methodist Church, Broadway Theatre and the theatre at St Francis’ College.