10 November 2019
November 10, 2019, Queen Mary 2.
"What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though."
JD Salinger, Catcher in the Rye
We invite you to join the inaugural Queen Mary 2’s Literature Festival at Sea, in association with Cheltenham Literature Festival and The Times and The Sunday Times. This exclusive voyage offers booklovers an opportunity to join some of the best-loved authors and thinkers on both sides of the pond – as well as the smartest journalists – aboard Queen Mary 2 as you sail from New York to Southampton on a Transatlantic Crossing.
We are delighted to reveal our festival lineup, which includes leading historians and cultural commentators, offering a unique and inspiring program of events featuring stimulating conversations, interactive workshops and more.
Louis de Bernières.
Wake in the morning and tune in to an inspirational poem or reading for the day in your stateroom, and perhaps join The Times journalists over breakfast to review the day’s headlines.
Meet a favorite author in the largest library at sea for a glass of champagne; relax at one of our literary afternoon teas; or simply indulge in some bibliotherapy with customized advice on your reading choices from our onboard experts.
In a series of workshops with best-selling writers and experienced journalists, discover how to research your novel, practice your calligraphy, brush up on your public speaking or even write your memoir.
Enjoy a special series of film screenings celebrating some of the finest book to film adaptations, with introductions by knowledgeable critics.
On-board activities subject to change.