The upcoming Bury St. Edmunds Literature Festival promises a treasure trove of literary riches. This annual festival, running from the 20th to 22nd of October 2023, is a celebration of books and writing in the heart of East Anglia. Among the authors who will grace the event is Marianne Levy, known for her frank and insightful narratives.
From Voice Artist to Notable Author
One might be surprised to learn that Marianne Levy, well known for her words on paper, began her career in a different medium. Before she was a published author, Levy was a voice artist, lending her vocal talents to various projects. "I spent several months being the voice of the MFI sale. And I introduced TV programs. I'm really good at saying, 'And coming up next tonight...'", she shares.
Early Heroes and the Birth of a Writer
Marianne's journey into the literary world was not an abrupt transition. As a child, her heroes were not the traditional figures who grace the pages of comic books or fairy tales. Instead, she admired the composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim and authors in general. When asked about what first sparked her interest in writing, Levy responds, "It's a hard question to answer because I've always written, ever since I could."
Marianne Levy at the Bury St Edmunds Literature Festival
This year at the Bury St Edmunds Literature Festival, Marianne Levy will be discussing her book, "Don't Forget To Scream: Unspoken Truths About Motherhood." This work sheds light on the less-discussed aspects of becoming a mother, both the joys and the challenges. Levy hopes that the book will be enlightening not just for new mothers, but for everyone, irrespective of their familial status. "Men, women, people with children, people who do not have children - you live in the world, then it's for you," she asserts.
Looking Forward to the Festival
What is Levy most excited about for the upcoming festival? "I spend so much time at my desk, it will be wonderful to meet readers in person," she says, highlighting the unique opportunity for authors to connect with their audiences in a more personal setting.
Book Recommendations and Future Reads
For those curious about Levy's current reading list, she highly recommends "Tom Lake" by Ann Patchett. "It's a novel about contentment, which makes it sound dull, and it's not at all, it's thrilling and beautiful," she enthuses.
Meet Marianne Levy at the Literature Festival
Marianne Levy's talk, "Don't Forget To Scream," is scheduled for 1:30 pm on Saturday, 21st October 2023 at the Bury St. Edmunds Literature Festival. Don't miss out on this opportunity to delve into the unspoken truths about motherhood and engage with the author in person. Book your tickets now at https://theatreroyal.org/shows/marianne-levy-the-real-story-of-being-a-mother-in-the-modern-world/#book