"Portsmouth Bookfest has been announced and will run from October 25 to November 13. It's being organised by The Hayling Island Bookshop in partnership with Portsmouth City Council Libraries and Cultural Services. The Festival will be headlined by Jacqueline Wilson, Josephine Cox, Louise Rennison and Chris Ryan and will also feature a special Crime and the City event which teams up crime writers Simon Brett, Peter Lovesey, Graham Hurley, June Hampson and Pauline Rowson with Police and University forensic specialists and Crime Scene Advisors in a panel discussion. This is very much CSI Portsmouth territory and audience members will be able to have their fingerprints taken by the police specialist unit - on a strictly voluntary basis. Other authors appearing will include Carole Matthews, Isabel Ashdown, Paul Stickland, Ian Whybrow, Tom Palmer, Guy Bass, Emily Gravett as well as the touring version of Scott Pack and Marie Phillip's Firestation BookSwop with guests Mick Jackson and Charlotte Moore. Telephone Box Office opens September 13 on 02392 688 037. Book in person from September 11 at Portsmouth City Libraries, Tourist Information Centre at The Hard and The Hayling Island Bookshop"